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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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2016 at 2:08pm

Here is the citation for Minsky:

Hyman P. Minsky 1982, 2016

Minsky, Hyman (2016-04-14). Can "It" Happen Again?: Essays on Instability and Finance (Routledge Classics) (Kindle Location 38). Taylor and Francis. Kindle Edition. 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 5, 2016 at 12:03pm

At 8 AM this morning in Cleveland, Ohio, it was 82°F, and right now (1:02 PM) it is 93!!!  I've heard of Dog Days, but this is ridiculous!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2016 at 11:39am

Crazy weather, cold one day searing hot the next. I, too, spend a lot of my time reading. 

True to my nature, I am reading 

Can "It" Happen Again?: Essays on Instability and Finance (Routledge Classics) by Hyman Minsky. 
 

Comment by k.h. ky on August 5, 2016 at 11:18am
Carl, I believe you and I are caught in the same heat/rain cycle. Except we're getting more rain and flash floods in the south. Hopefully you're surviving this summer and getting stronger.
I haven't seen a post from Pat lately have you?
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 4, 2016 at 11:00pm

By the way, Kathy, I hope you're also staying cool.

Why Do We Call Them the 'Dog Days' of Summer? - National Geographic

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 4, 2016 at 10:39pm

Yes, Randy.  Luckily I haven't needed to be out and about so I've basically been a hermit in my air-conditioned cave.  Hope you're staying cool as well.

Kathy, the whole world is laughing at us and our politics.  I don't blame them.  It's beyond embarrassing.  What spews out of Trump's mouth is downright horrifying and dangerous.  We have an unstable sociopath who's a chronic liar running for president.  And that's not hyperbole!

Comment by Randall Smith on August 4, 2016 at 10:16am

I, too, checked out the trailer to Human. Looks intriguing.

Surviving the heat, Carl?

Comment by Plinius on August 4, 2016 at 6:22am

Enjoy yourself watchng it, Carl!

Comment by k.h. ky on August 4, 2016 at 12:16am
I just read a cute article from *The Guardian* dated today. People had a good time poking fun at the size of Trumps hand by comparing their own hand to a brass imprint of Trumps. The cast hangs at Madam Tussaud's in NYC.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 3, 2016 at 4:41pm

Chris, Human looks like a great film.  I watched the trailer and saw that the whole movie is available on YouTube. I'll check it out.  Thanks for the recommendation! 

 

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