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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 Randall Smith on June 17, 2016 at 6:19am

Carl, one step backward, two steps forward. You'll make it. Always good to hear about your progress.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2016 at 4:24pm

Daniel, your sun tunnels bring so much sparkle to your lovely kitchen and dining are. I can see why you spend much of your time there. I remember when you sent the photo of this area pulled down to the bare bones, and you redesigned the whole place. It looks Smashing! 

Comment by Loren Miller on June 16, 2016 at 3:11pm

Damn, Carl!  Good to see you back.  Get well and STAY well!

Comment by Ian Mason on June 16, 2016 at 1:49pm

Sorry to hear that, Carl but good to know that you're still going strong. I know from previous work experience that people can experience minor strokes and then have no trouble at all afterwards if reasonable precautions are taken. I hope your medication has the desired effect.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 16, 2016 at 1:26pm

Good to hear about Dot, Randall.

Ouch! That's scary news, Flying Atheist. I have a home BP test machine, but often forget to use it. Do you check your own BP? Are you on a low salt diet? so many foods have hidden sodium, like bagels.

Comment by Daniel W on June 16, 2016 at 12:13pm

Carl, please stay healthy.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 16, 2016 at 11:28am

Carl, that's good news; I hope things stay that way for many decades -- no signs of impairment, and carrying on with a full life! What Chris and Joan said!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2016 at 11:14am

Carl, bummer! The good news, you "feel fine ...  and have no signs of physical impairment". 

Comment by Plinius on June 16, 2016 at 10:44am

That's quite something, Carl! I hope you can get the blood pressure down and keep a good mood!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 16, 2016 at 10:29am

Hi, all.  I came home from the hospital yesterday.  Went in Sunday by ambulance.  MRI shows I had a small stroke.  They kept me for a few days because my blood pressure was sky high.  Have a new drug now to hopefully keep it lower.  I'm actually doing well and feeling fine.  I'm lucky to have no signs of physical impairment.  The whole episode is quite disturbing to say the least, but I carry on!     

 

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