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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 Joan Denoo on June 24, 2015 at 10:13pm

Carl, the video not only cheers me up but gives me some eye-candy to enjoy as well. 

canta corazon. alejandro fernandez.wmv

Comment by Loren Miller on June 24, 2015 at 9:20pm

I guess I've lost track, Joan - which interview and which film?

Comment by Randall Smith on June 24, 2015 at 7:24am

Carl, not my style, but it IS "feel good" music. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're doing well. You sound happy enough.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2015 at 11:30pm

Loren, a great interview! I love problem-solving films and this one sounds like problems from beginning to end. Savage's office looks like mine, floor to ceiling, wall to wall books.  Andy Weir seems like a nice fellow, interesting the way he wrote his books. I look forward to the film. 

 Andy Weir’s

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 23, 2015 at 11:14pm

Thanks, Sk8eycat.  I really enjoyed the Jimmy Buffett song. 

I've been listening to a lot of Spanish and Portuguese ballads the past couple of years.  They are so beautiful and emotional.  I built an entire Pandora Music Radio station around them. 

The video I posted earlier, Canta Corazon (Heart Song), was sung by Mexican international superstar Alejandro Fernandez

I hope nobody here minds, but here is another version of the same song.  This is sung by Peruvian Gian Marco, who actually composed the song.  It's performed at a slower tempo with a Reggaeton shuffle feel.  I think it's great.

 

 

Comment by Loren Miller on June 23, 2015 at 9:59pm

That works big-time, Carl!  Molto grazie!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 23, 2015 at 9:50pm

Carl, I love Mexican ballads...and mariachi music, and a LOT of Caribbean music.  This is a "Thank you."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipx_reb1Kfc

Comment by Pat on June 23, 2015 at 5:50pm

Thanks, Ruth.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 23, 2015 at 5:38pm

Four stars, Pat on your Gay Agenda LOL.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 23, 2015 at 5:36pm

Warning! Browsing through Atheist Nexus Facebook photos is addictive. I just liked 75 photos there.

 

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