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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 Angel Villanueva on July 31, 2011 at 6:41pm
Hi everyone! I am new to the site and I am absolutely thrilled to be part of it! Where have you all been all my life?? :-D
Comment by dr kellie on July 27, 2011 at 3:07pm

My mother was just talking about the summer of 1980, and how hot it was in Dallas that year.  My farm calls are really wearing me out this month.  Zombie j, can it get hotter?  I'm going to the lake tomorrow!

Comment by Chris Dodds on July 27, 2011 at 3:06pm
Anyone hear about what Glenn Beck said about the shooting in Norway? Can we please classify that guy as a terrorist and arrest his ass?
Comment by Susan Stanko on July 26, 2011 at 8:29am
AKron, have you forgotten the two straight weeks we had in the 90's?
Comment by Daniel W on July 26, 2011 at 8:13am
sorry to offend.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 26, 2011 at 12:23am
Sentient Biped, I take mild offense at your "suffering 70s" comment. The cooler weather you enjoyed was a consequence of the gigantic high stuck over most of the rest of the US. The article said, "... , the high-pressure system that's holding the heat in place also is keeping conditions cooler than usual in the Pacific Northwest." As people were dying, I assume you didn't know this connection, otherwise you wouldn't have been flippant.
Comment by Daniel W on July 25, 2011 at 11:14pm
My god, with that heat, all the cheese in wisconsin is gonna melt. The state will turn into one gigantic pizza!
Comment by Paula T. on July 25, 2011 at 10:51pm
It has been miserable here in Detroit for the last week!! We had a high of 100 last Thursday and the night's low was 80 degrees. The humidity made being outside very uncomfortable and I'm grateful to have central air. Low of 70 tonight and a high of 88 tomorrow.

I love summer and don't look forward to 7 months of cold weather, but I also hate the humidity. I'd rather have my house open with the nice breezes blowing in.
Comment by A3Kr0n on July 25, 2011 at 10:25pm
Sentient - I know I know. Here is Wisconsin it's roasting right now at 77 degrees, and it will only get down to 65 tonight. What will we do? Tomorrow's high of 85 will kill us for sure!
Comment by Daniel W on July 25, 2011 at 10:02pm
Here in the Pacific Northwest there is also much suffering. It got up into the 70s today. The sun shone. My chickens, who have lived in the rainy northwest all of their lives, freaked out and kept running away from their shadows, to no avail. The shadows ran as fast as the chickens. Their eggs all came out scrambled. So you see, Texas isn't the only place that has suffering.
 

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