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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 April 22, 2016 at 6:06pm

Bertold, as usual, Valerie Tarico makes more sense and offers a healthier way of living and viewing the world than any religious denomination known to me. Even Buddhist principles have some dreadful traditions with which I do not want to participate. 

I also laughed at the Missippi's literacy piece. Spelling seems to be a needed discipline. 

Comment by Loren Miller on April 22, 2016 at 4:10pm

I just did a search on the whole Ark Encounter thing, looking for news and found no confirmation that it had been damaged or destroyed.

Would be nice, though. [grin!]

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 22, 2016 at 3:50pm

Bertold, that literacy article gave me a real bellylaugh. Guess I identify with Atheist Barbie, excepting for the cigarette, make up, and strapless top. Well, I'm only angry and bitter about politics and climate change, everything else is great. (That includes you all.)

That precise flood is hilarious.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 22, 2016 at 3:00pm

Sorry about that. I nicked it off the A|N FB page.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2016 at 7:09am

It would be funny but Scopes says it's a joke.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 22, 2016 at 1:58am

Maybe there is a God.

Comment by Plinius on April 21, 2016 at 11:53pm

And there's space for more improvement...

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 21, 2016 at 4:39pm

Hey Bert, don't mess with their minds.  They're trying to handle LGBT right now, and spelling is way down on their list.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 21, 2016 at 2:59pm

Comment by Ian Mason on April 20, 2016 at 12:39pm

Those are good principles, Bertold.

Randall, doing nothing is sometimes the best treatment.

We're having a couple of sunny days at the moment before Winter gives a little encore at the weekend so I've been making the most of it and going jogging in the woods. The anemonies are flowering and the trees are in bud; there fore a little topical tune. The Flower Duet from Lakme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9NK-EbUAao

 

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