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Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris May 17. 1 Reply

Anyone here ever run onto an apologist by the name of Ravi Zacharias?  I've seen his name dropped multiple times on YouTube as supposedly being THE ONE APOLOGIST that no atheist wants to cross swords with, because of his facility with christian…Continue

Tags: Ravi Zacharias, Steve Baughman, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

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Comment by Ian Mason on February 9, 2013 at 12:40pm

Just had a lovely afternoon with my daughter. Lunch then Puccini's "Tosca" at the concert hall in Aarhus. Was even allowed to see a phone-photo of The Boyfriend. He wants to celebrate Valentine's Day by seeing the new Die Hard film. He might be all right, this boy :D

My daughter Astrid

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 9, 2013 at 12:31pm

Thanks for the Ice Flowers Patricia.  Never heard of them before.  Interesting and beautiful. 

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2013 at 12:34am

Thanks for the ice flowers, Patricia!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 9, 2013 at 12:33am

booklover, tazered cat made me laugh so much. Ice flowers are interesting; causing ozone depletion -have to learn more about that. Thanks for all your sharing, everyone. Nemo is snowing softly here, so far only a couple of inches accumulation. We had to cancel some plans till next week, when it's expected to get up to 54°. What a change. Did you all read that the expected El Nino didn't appear, and they're calling the long in between La Nada. Do I hear a faint echoing hollow laugh?

Comment by Steph S. on February 9, 2013 at 12:31am

awesome pictures everyone! I love them Ian and booklover and Patricia and Grinning Cat! Makes me smile.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 8, 2013 at 10:42pm

Ian, violence in the home is always harmful. One of my boys at the boys ranch had a tiny little mother who regularly beat her big, gnarly, track-driver husband. He appeared helpless to protect himself or his children. 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 8, 2013 at 10:30pm

Patricia, I didn't know about ice flowers so thank you. They are stunning.

Comment by Lillie on February 8, 2013 at 9:05pm

Hope Eve Ensler can convince our GOP to join in One Million Rising.  They won't even vote for the Violence against Women Bill.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 8, 2013 at 7:43pm
Oh, Ian! I luvz teh Face Paw! (I love all cats and kittens, but for some reason ORNJ ones iz speshul!)
Fangkew!
Comment by Idaho Spud on February 8, 2013 at 2:30pm

Love the vegan zombie.

 

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