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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 on Wednesday. 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 January 5, 2013 at 2:42pm

Smashing pics/shares. This one I think of as "It tickles when you kiss me"

Comment by Steph S. on January 5, 2013 at 2:31pm

What cute photos and sharing! I am so glad to visit here.

Love the lols booklover - love the dog with kittens and staring contest cat.

Joan I love the Nebraska poem. It's funny.

Duncan is a cute cat Felaine.

Thanks for the memories about your AGVA memories Felaine.

I hope everyone is doing well.

HUGS to you all.

Comment by Steph S. on January 5, 2013 at 2:22pm

Comment by sk8eycat on January 5, 2013 at 3:32am

Memories:

 
From a friend who moved up to the Bay area about 20 years ago...I wish the writer of the article hadn't been so sneeringly snotty about ice shows, and I'd really like to see the entire collection of photos from the Chronicle's "morgue." Follies rehearsed and opened the new season show in SF for years; it was considered their "home."
 
Holiday did not play San Francisco, but we opened a "new" arena in Oakland from xmas 1967 through New Year's day 1968.  There must be HOI publicity pics in that collection somewhere.
 
Most of us did stay in hotels in SF, and the company provided a bus to take us across the Bay Bridge to Oakland every night.  We spent our days being tourists, including checking out Haight-Ashbury in its hippie heyday.  The art galleries were fun, but the real hippies were just depressing.  But I am glad I saw it all.
 
I would like to explain to the "journalist" who wrote this thing why so many of us were willing to work in these shows for AGVA minimum wages, stay in sleazy hotels, live out of suitcases for 10 months a year, and smile every second we were on the ice.  We loved it!
 
Felaine
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Comment by sk8eycat on January 5, 2013 at 3:29am

Oh, owtch!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2013 at 2:36am

It is winter in Nebraska

And the gentle breezes blow, 

70 miles per hour at 32 below! 

Oh, how I love Nebraska 

When the snow's up to your butt; 

You take a breath of winter air 

And your nose is frozen shut. 

Yes, the weather here is wonderful, 

You may think I'm a fool. 

I could never leave  Nebraska, 

Cause I'm frozen to the stool.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 4, 2013 at 7:43pm

Oh, thanks, everybody!  I really missed you all.

I did at least one stupid thing...I forgot to take my camera, so I don't have any recent photos of Duncan, and Sue (Duncan's "mom") has a new, funny-looking pitcher ... cat-shaped, of course.  I love it, and wanted to share it with all of you.  The style sort of reminded me of Searle's cats....goofy.  But....Sue is going to the Tucson Gem and Mineral extravaganza for a couple of days in mid-February, so.....I will take my camera!

This is a photoI took of Duncan a couple of years ago...before he put on a lot of weight...he doesn't remind me of Fred Astaire anymore:

I'm puttin on my top hat...

Comment by Steph S. on January 4, 2013 at 5:50am

Good morning everyone!

Comment by Ian Mason on January 4, 2013 at 3:58am

Nice to see you back, Felaine. Nothing wrong with a little hibernation when you need it. Rest well and bounce back up.

Comment by Steph S. on January 3, 2013 at 6:07pm

Thanks sk8eycat! Nice to have you back.

I love avocados. Yummy.

Cute cartoon booklover.

 

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