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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 Ian Mason on January 13, 2016 at 11:24am

When I was younger, I couldn't understand the need for peace and quiet. I've learnt something since then.

What to wear in high winds? Many, many layers.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 13, 2016 at 9:15am

Well, I've just returned from visiting my daughter and her family ( children, ages 11 and 13) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I could write a book about the previous 5 days. Don't worry, I won't.

Flight(s)? Awful: cancellation and missed connection; customs the pits.

My daughter (Valerie) is wonderful (of course)! I observed her checking the eyes of 6 patients (She's an optometrist). All in Spanish, of course. So interesting. She and her husband run a medical clinic in the "slums".

I'll stay positive and won't comment on my son-in-law, nor the kids. But 3 full days with them is plenty long enough!

Anyway, it's good to be back to peace and quiet. No loud talking, music, TV, etc. Too much for this old man. 

Comment by Plinius on January 13, 2016 at 5:46am

A windbreaker?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2016 at 2:49am

Just to be fair to the Pacific side, 

Pacific Earth Wind Map

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 13, 2016 at 2:46am

A bit of weather/wind map of the Atlantic

Earth Wind Map

there is no date stamp on it. I wonder what one wears in 75 km, 46 mph winds?  

Comment by Ian Mason on January 12, 2016 at 5:25pm

Thank you, all for the congratulations and good wishes.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2016 at 4:59pm

Thanks for the advice, k.h.ky, but that won't be necessary. My procedure has been postponed till the 19th, due to bronchitis, and the instructions finally arrived by mail. Wow, 30 degrees in 4 hours!

Congrats on your daughter's engagement, Ian.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 12, 2016 at 4:35pm

Ian, I'm glad to hear it! And what wonderful wishes from Joan to his daughter and her fiance... all couples should have that!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 12, 2016 at 3:18pm

Ian, very nice proposal, so romantic. Maybe your daughter's generation will restore some romance into relationships. It seems to me that my generation lost the pizazz of romantic love. Or maybe I have forgotten, it was so many years ago. 

I wish them a life of good communication, shared responsibilities, and love, even the passionate kind. 

Comment by Ian Mason on January 12, 2016 at 5:41am

I'm sure that will follow in the next couple of years. Looking forward to it.

 

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