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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 k.h. ky on March 4, 2015 at 4:32pm
Freezing rain started about thirty minutes ago. Snow should be coming anytime now. Sad face.
Comment by k.h. ky on March 4, 2015 at 4:30pm
I pruned wisteria yesterday and managed to have one of the small vines whip back and slap me across the face. And frozen snow fell from the roof and hit me in the face. Sometime during that something scratched my cornea. I didn't know until I woke during the night with my eye tearing and in pain. So managed to beat icesstorm and see the optometrist. Or she saw me. I wasn't seeing to well. She used a 'bandaid contact'. Which is just a nonprescription, extended wear lens to protect my eye from the eyelid rubbing it. Plus drops to be used every three hours and ointment for ten nights after l remove the lens. I've never heard of a bandaid contact. And I'm curious how much the insurance company will be charged for it. I'm sure this treatment isn't used on people who haven't used lenses before. Those of you who have worn them know they take some time to get used to. But once you haveyyour eyelids are tough forever.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 4, 2015 at 10:21am
That would be one overstuffed, fat cat, Chris.

For once we are being spared all that snow. It's all to the south of us this time. Heard a foot of snow could fall in Kentucky, Kathy. I know you're not used to those amounts. Good news.....maybe you'll have a snow day or two off work.
Comment by Randall Smith on March 4, 2015 at 8:14am

It's Kathy's turn to get hit by the most recent storm. I live 120 miles north of her and got a foot of snow 3 days ago. It should soon melt.

The artifact replica "expose" was on Rachel Maddow's show (MSNBC). I don't know why the other big news outlets didn't report on this. Perhaps they want to keep us outraged.

Comment by Plinius on March 4, 2015 at 4:47am

I hope that cat ate all the nutjobs! Kathy, I hope the winterstorm will be mild.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 10:45pm

Kathy, I am sorry to learn of your approaching storm. I lived through an ice storm several years ago and it was not fun. I hope you have candles, batteries, blankets in place. Do you have a fireplace? 

I have a fireplace, but it is not safe to use. This house is over 100 years old and moves with seasons and sings as she dances. I should have had a liner put in, but decided to block the chimney so we can't use it. 

Comment by k.h. ky on March 3, 2015 at 10:26pm
Carl l thought you were optimistic on having the surgery so fast but chalked it up to better/more drs and hospitals in your area. Glad you're feeling better during the waiting period.
Comment by k.h. ky on March 3, 2015 at 10:23pm
I thought the graphic was real. Missed the cat completely. But we're under a wintersstorm warning. And it's going to be bad. National news announced ky is going to be hit harder than the rest. Freezing rain followed by a lot of snow and below zero temps. :(
I hope it isn't another ice storm. The snow from two weeks ago just finished melting today!
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 10:17pm

Oh good! Carl. I can do that! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 3, 2015 at 10:14pm
Joan, I cannot take credit for that graphic. I only copied and pasted. That I can do extremely well. :)
 

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