Hang With Friends

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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 Lilac on April 14, 2017 at 7:02pm

Certainly not afraid of the human. Cute.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 14, 2017 at 6:48pm

Couldn't pass up the opportunity to post this.  Nature up close.

This Video Of A Woodpecker Hitching Through Downtown Is Just What W...

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 14, 2017 at 11:57am

The local Catholic archdiocese requires clergy, staff, and volunteers that might have any contact with children to pass criminal background checks. Exactly as if there weren't a god that could protect the kids.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2017 at 9:35am

On my walk in the dark this morning, I was struck by how many lights there were on the Catholic school.  Seems like a lack of faith that god will protect the property.

Another thing that brings to mind is that whenever children are out playing, there are always 2 or 3 adults watching them.  That seems like a lack of faith as well.

Comment by Plinius on April 13, 2017 at 12:29pm

Great, Ian!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 13, 2017 at 12:19pm

Ian, that is deliciously blasphemous!  I love it.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 13, 2017 at 11:48am

Comment by Plinius on April 13, 2017 at 12:05am

I was wondering about that too, Ian. I found poppies here, only metres apart, of very different hues. I couldn't find any differences between the plants, though.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 12, 2017 at 3:41pm

I did notice that the poppies in Attica and Boetia have a deeper hue than in other places. The soil is very red so that might be why.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 12, 2017 at 3:38pm

Nice one, Chris/Plinius.

A proper health service would be the better option, Carl but believe me people have their battles with that too.

For Joan, some 'Greek' flora:


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