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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 k.h. ky on October 28, 2016 at 12:15am
Ian, there actually was not a patient zero. The name itself came from a typo. And it was never traced to one single person. Different strains showed up in different areas. The fascinating part was how very old blood samples were used to disprove the original theory.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 27, 2016 at 11:06pm

Thanks, Flying Atheist. Just got internet back. It was a lengthy, frustrating experience. To tired now to actually catch up.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 27, 2016 at 10:07pm

A really cosy fire, Daniel. Just right for the winter.

I would have thought that the spread of HIV lay too far back to be able to identify a "patient zero." The virus wasn't even identified for many years.

The orange candidate is wierd and scarier than Stephen King.

Comment by k.h. ky on October 27, 2016 at 1:58pm
Carl, we need adult supervision.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 27, 2016 at 1:29pm

What the hell?!  I'm gone for a couple of days and when I come back you're talking about butt plugs!  I love Europe!

Nice to know Ruth is doing fine.  Thanks for checking, Grinning Cat.

Daniel, you have such a cozy looking home. Very inviting.

It's been chilly and rainy here. I just read Halloween is forecast to be 70-degrees and that we're supposed to have a bunch of snow starting mid-November.

I'm going to be making some nice chicken recipes in the slow-cooker the next couple of days. I love filling up the freezer with meals.

Comment by Plinius on October 27, 2016 at 12:53pm

IIIIEEP!!! That is scary!

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 27, 2016 at 12:07pm

I'm SCARED! (and grossed-out).

Comment by Loren Miller on October 27, 2016 at 11:58am

Okay, gang ... you really want to SCARE people at Halloween?  Make yourself one of THESE:

Comment by Loren Miller on October 27, 2016 at 8:13am

"Resembles a butt plug," Bertold?  Hell, it IS a butt plug ... for the Jolly Green Giant!

Comment by Randall Smith on October 27, 2016 at 7:21am

I love my 105 year old farm house, but the one thing it lacks is a fireplace. I have a wood burning furnace in the basement, but I can't watch the fire with a cup of coffee in hand.

 

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