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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 tom sarbeck on March 16, 2017 at 2:07pm
Joan, ever the pessimist, aren't you?
Trump's sanity is in question. Pence's isn't.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 16, 2017 at 1:50pm

OH! Thanks for the heads-up, Tom!  Pence is worse than Trump! OH! Ye gads!! We fell down a rat hole. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 16, 2017 at 1:37pm

Impeachara - call your special investigator if you have an election that lasts more than two months.

Comment by tom sarbeck on March 16, 2017 at 1:10pm
Impeachara, no! It will require both House and Senate, Pence will become president, and will take months.

Taking him out via the 25th Amendment will require only Pence and the cabinet and take maybe minutes.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 16, 2017 at 10:16am

Impeachara!   

Comment by Loren Miller on March 16, 2017 at 9:55am

The current administration getting you down?  Tired of facepalming at fatuous statements from clueless spokespeople and orange nightmares?  There's HOPE!  There's Impeachara!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 16, 2017 at 9:38am

Plinius, it sure sounds like The Netherlands goes the way of U.S. We have a rocky road ahead of us if the planet allows us to remain on the Earth. 

Comment by Plinius on March 16, 2017 at 9:13am

I'm glad Wilders is isolated, but I'm not at all happy with the election results. The majority in the new government will probably be liberal, and that's not left wing liberal like in the US. Right wing liberal means support for big companies, and the support will be paid from cuts on allowances, medical care, care for the disabled and the elderly, care for refugees, education and more. O well, four more years until the next elections, or sooner, if the government topples... 

Comment by Randall Smith on March 16, 2017 at 7:55am

Chris, all I can say is "Whew"! Although I hear the final vote results won't be make public until next week, it appears Wilder has lost. I'm sure it's a big relief to you. I wish I could have said the same about our election results. It's becoming a circus.

Comment by Plinius on March 16, 2017 at 6:00am

Yes, the trump-clone has won 20 out of 150 seats in parliament, but he can do nothing but stay in the opposition because no one wants a coalition with him, they refused that deal before the elections. The coalition will be quite a patchwork this time, the bigger parties lost seats and many small parties won a few seats. An ominous sound came from a historian - that there haven't been so many small parties since 1933, just before hell broke loose.

 

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