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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 Idaho Spud on April 24, 2017 at 11:17am

That latest image pissed me off, but I've learned to not stay in that state for long.  A guy could go crazy angry at "him" constantly if he let himself.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 24, 2017 at 10:46am

OK, my last post about "him."  (I don't want to soil this fine forum. It's hard to be continually pissed off and not vent.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 24, 2017 at 10:16am

Spud, yes, orange grass would be apropos.  I also thought astro-turf would be just as appropriate since it's fake, just like Trump.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 24, 2017 at 9:57am

Carl, when I first layed eyes on that carrier, my brain perked-up because of all the greenery which I love.  I thought wow!  I'd like to own something like that.  O course, I'd get rid of the golf course (I assume that's what it is), most of the lawn, and plant fruit & nut trees, along with a huge garden.

But almost immediatly I saw the joke and that put a damper on my enthusiasm.

One question:  Shouldn't that grass be colored orange?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 24, 2017 at 7:14am

Comment by Plinius on April 22, 2017 at 3:13am

Have great holidays, Lauren and Randall!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 21, 2017 at 5:19pm

Ian, I just noticed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is listed as a "coming soon" film here as well.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 21, 2017 at 5:08pm

Ian, coincidentally, one of our great independent movie theaters here will be screening The Crucible which was filmed onstage in 2014 at the Old Vic.  It's gotten rave reviews.  That may be worth a visit to see.    www.musicboxtheatre.com/films/old-vic-theatre-presents-the-crucible

It appears it is also available to stream online through different services.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 21, 2017 at 2:07pm

Lauren and Randall, have a great time at your respective destinations.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 21, 2017 at 2:05pm

A late night last night. Went to see a live streaming of 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' from the Old Vic. Really, really good. Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in the title roles with David Haig as The Player. Was home just before midnight so it was torture to get up for work at 4.50 this morning but well worth it.

http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2017/rosencrantz-and-guildenstern/"/> Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - The Old Vic
Half a century after its premiere on The Old Vic stage, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight, returns to The Old Vic in its 50th anniversary celebratory production directed by David Leveaux.
OLDVICTHEATRE.COM

 

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