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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 Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 3:22pm

I used Search Google by image and learned this: 

 plaza de la revolución "Revolution Square" is a municipality (or borough) and a square in Havana, Cuba.

That is as far as I could go.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 31, 2016 at 2:43pm

I really miss Pat as well. He brought a wonderfully sardonic sense of humor and a magnificent way with words to us all.

Comment by Daniel W on August 31, 2016 at 2:34pm
Joan, Im not related to the guy in New Jersey and probably not to the German one. There is probably a remote historic connection to the Rhine Valley wine country village of the same name. The family lore was, they emigrated from Baden after a priest, my ancestor's brother, told the local baron that my ancestor killed one of his deer. There may be no truth in that at all.

Glad I've been saying Denoo correctly. that is also a distinctive name.

Kathy, there is nothing wrong, and often a lot of good, in discretion. It gives a place to express what we need to express, and otherwise could not.
it helps us feel more safe.

I hope Im wrong about Pat, and he resurfaces.
i really liked him too.
Comment by k.h. ky on August 31, 2016 at 2:16pm
I really liked Pat. He was close to the area I live in and very funny.
Comment by k.h. ky on August 31, 2016 at 2:14pm
Daniel that's good to know. The only reason I don't publish my name is family and the area I live in. I often say things about the place I live and family members that they would find hurtful.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 2:01pm

Daniel, you made the only choice that made sense when you worked. A new leaf has turned and I am happy to read your full name. "wokenhime" That is distinctive enough and easy to pronounce, especially having those clues. 

Facebook lists two:

Daniel Wachenheim
and 
Daniel Wachenheim
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
By the way, Denoo rhymes with   the new'  with the accent on the second syllable. 
Comment by Daniel W on August 31, 2016 at 1:37pm
Joan, I'm really glad your procedure went so well. They are usually routine with quick results, but everyone is different. As it turned out, that's awesome.

Im going to assume we've lost Pat. He never had such a long dry spell. There was no indication that he was unhappy with Nexus. He was an older gentleman with heart disease and diabetes. Im grateful he was here. He was a good guy. If I'm wrong, that would be a happy thing.

I never knew Pat's last name. If we knew that, we could at least check for an obit, and have some closure.

Regardless of that, Thank you Pat for being here.

Partly for that reason, and for sveral other readons, and after some internal debate, I'm going "Full Monte" with my screen name again. I hesitated because I truly value privacy, and a less than 100% open screen name, meant I could be open and not self censor here. The old screen name helped me feel a litle safer about career risks, but that's done too. A new leaf requires turning. So be it.

The pronunciation of the first part rhymes with "Wok" and the last part rhymes with "time".
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 1:04pm
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 31, 2016 at 7:58am

"Good, or bad, the not knowing drives me nuts, ruins my sleep, & I can't think of anything else other than something is wrong."

I can relate Qiana.  I'm the same.  I would tell my doctor how it affects me, and ask him to PLEASE let me know without a waiting period.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 31, 2016 at 5:43am

Joan, I dropped a note to Pat some time back, and have not heard from him ... and yeah, I worry, 'cuz I really enjoy his presence here.

And as for solar roadways, I still would like to know: what happens when you drop a bowling ball or a safe on one?  What happens during a winter freeze/thaw cycle?  How do you repair them???

 

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