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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 The Flying Atheist on November 16, 2012 at 8:55pm

Geeeez, Melinda!  What's going on over at your place?!  Is your house built on an old Indian burial ground?  Sounds like your home could use a good ole exorcism and purification.  I'll take out my crystals and try to send a positive aura your way. 

I have back troubles myself, so I know what you're going through.  The slightest movement can cause sharp pains or sometimes even cause my lower back to completely go 'out'.  That's when I'm walking around like Egor (if I can walk) and moaning like Frankenstein.  Good to know you have family with you in your time of need.  Once again, hugs to you.....but not too tight.  I don't want to hurt your back.  Get well soon! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 16, 2012 at 7:26pm

Here's something to perk everybody up.  Try, just try, to keep your feet and legs still. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 16, 2012 at 2:38pm

Good afternoon Folks.  Just checking in.  Been quite absent from here lately, but I've been able to catch up on all the posts.  I was out of town for one week.  Spent a wonderful week on the road and back for a family wedding in Maryland.  My parents, brother, two sisters, their wife/husbands and all of their kids (my seven nieces and nephews) all together again for the first time in eleven years.  We really had a lot of fun together.  Maryland was beautiful.  Warm:  in the 60's and gorgeous fall colors still around on the trees, unlike cold, grey Illinois.  Spent an afternoon touring Mount Vernon (hadn't been there since 1972 when I was 8 years old.)

Melinda, sounds like Life really took a turn for the worse for you and your family.  I'm terribly sorry to hear about all the misfortune your kids are having to endure.   Hugs to you all. 

Comment by Ian Mason on November 16, 2012 at 1:50pm

I've been wrapped up in a good book: "Fludd" by Hilary Mantel. Bleak moors, dark satanic mills and Catholicism in the north of England. Very funny.

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2012 at 11:26am

That's a funny LOL booklover.

Where did everyone go?

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2012 at 11:26am

Comment by Steph S. on November 15, 2012 at 5:57pm

Tony I like Steve Martin too - thanks for the song.

That license plate is funny.

I liked the comic about cats Ian.

You have such a sweet mom booklover (Melinda). How nice of her.

I like the cat photo you posted Melinda. It's very funny.

I just love the face on that kitty.

Comment by Steph S. on November 15, 2012 at 5:55pm

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 15, 2012 at 4:26pm

Great mom, Melinda. Here's one for ya'. :)

LMAO!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on November 15, 2012 at 3:03pm

Here's something for possesive cats and their owners, Melinda.

 

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