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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 sk8eycat on September 27, 2012 at 12:08am

Awww, Steph!  That looks like Pumpkin when he was (much) younger!  Thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on September 26, 2012 at 11:58pm

Haha - Just had to post this Lolcat!

Sweet dreams!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 26, 2012 at 9:57pm

Tony, just to clarify.  Not my pics of the shuttle.  They were shown to me by a pilot who took them from the cockpit on his flight.  Unfortunately I wasn't there....wish I was.  Ska8eycat posted the GREAT photo with the Hollywood sign.     

Comment by Steph S. on September 26, 2012 at 9:00pm

Yeah sk8eycat Amazon charges sales tax now. Those states want their money. Love the picture of Georgie the cat. Playing in the dryer I see.

Hope you had a good day at work Tony. See ya soon!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 26, 2012 at 8:51pm

Hey guys, just back from work. Hope everyone had a great day. The above pic is from my friend Kari. She has a blind sphinx she adopted. His name is Georgie. She said I could share him with ya'll. He is very sweet, likes everyone he meets. Will come up to you, feel around to find your legs, and if you are sitting, he will jump into your lap. He will NOT be ignored, lol! First sphinx I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He's great.

Melinda and Steph, am reposting your pics. Love 'em. Thanks.

FA, love the shuttle pics. Definitely taking them ( Nerdy McNerd Nerd here, love that kind of stuff. I envy that you get to see it up close, my friend).

Signing off for now, temporarily. Peace my friends.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 26, 2012 at 6:41pm

Flying Atheist, it would have been nice if they'd flown Endeavour over that hill behind the sign, then we might have been able to get a glimpse of it!  Damn-damn-damn!  (Actually, I would have liked to have seen a shuttle lift-off with my own eyes just once.  A friend was working in Orlando during the early years of the STS...or whatever...program, and got to see 2 lift-offs.  He said it was heart-stoppingly indescribable.  You could feel it in your bones, even from 5 miles away.)

Steph, do I hafta pay sales tax on that kitteh now?  (I don't think adoption fees are taxable....yet.  But Jerry Brown is trying to make up for the financial mess that Swarzengroper created.  The jerk who said he was so rich that CA would never go bankrupt!  Testosterone poisoning.)

I don't know about other states, but Californians didn't have to pay sales tax for Amazon mdse until a week or two ago.  (I just ordered some used books from Half.com...no tax.  Heh-heh-heh!)

Comment by Steph S. on September 26, 2012 at 5:39pm

Comment by Steph S. on September 26, 2012 at 5:25pm

Love the puppies Joan!

Booklover that cat is messing up that mattress - lol.

Very nice shuttle photo sk8eycat.

Checking the link out sk8eycat -and good luck with your Pet Press. I love animals.

Sounds like some good photos Flying Atheist. Very cool.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 26, 2012 at 4:30pm

I just flew with a pilot at my company who showed pictures to me that he took from the cockpit when he was flying into LAX on the same day of the shuttle landing.  They were lucky enough on their approach to be landing at the same time on parallel runways.  And what a treat for a plane full of passengers as well.  Wish I could have seen that. 

Comment by sk8eycat on September 26, 2012 at 4:07pm

Hi!  I'm up to my eyes in Pet Press work today and tomorrow, but I HAD to show you-all this photo.  (Please click the link to read the article and following comments.  SOME people actually know something about photography and telephoto lenses!  Amazing!)

Shuttle Endeavour passes the Hollywood sign.

 

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