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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 on Wednesday. 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 February 27, 2015 at 12:44pm

I quite enjoyed the logic of Spock, although I think he went too far in trying to suppress all emotion.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 12:43pm

It puzzles me that the Muslims themselves don't smite them with utter contempt for the outrageous offenses committed by IS. Carl, I am with you, this is a time for aggression - not the kind that will kill innocents and destroy antiquities. I wouldn't be the one to shoot a gun, but I am ready and willing and able to provide backup services for people with gun skills and good eyes. 

Comment by Loren Miller on February 27, 2015 at 12:40pm

I find that I am very saddened having heard of the death of Leonard Nimoy, whom many of us know better as Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer of the Starship Enterprise, who taught us more about what it is to be human than we might have first expected of such a character.  Then again, Leonard was such a warm and VERY human being that I doubt we should be much surprised.

He was a good actor and a good man ... and I for one shall miss him.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 27, 2015 at 12:20pm

Chris, I'm heartbroken watching the senseless destruction of human and cultural antiquities.  I'm a peace-loving person, but these people need to be eliminated off the face of this earth.  Their lives contain no intrinsic value, just hate, destruction and annihilation.   

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31647484

Comment by Ian Mason on February 27, 2015 at 11:59am

Nearly forgot. In Copenhagen bicycles rule. Everyone else has to keep a look-out and dodge.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 27, 2015 at 11:57am

A bit late but Happy Birthday Chris.

Just got back from Copenhagen where I've been visiting my daughter and her bloke. The young couple seem to be getting on well; they laugh a lot together, which is a good sign. They've got a nice flat, near the city centre but with an expanse of green to one side too. We did eating and chatting, very relaxed and pleasant. Thursday I took myself off to "Arken" and then to a Kraftwerk concert. A lovely couple of days.

http://uk.arken.dk/

Comment by Randall Smith on February 27, 2015 at 7:41am

I saw that on the news and couldn't watch it. Sickening. It makes me more of a misanthrope than ever.

Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2015 at 12:58am

I get so angry at IS for what they're doing in Nineveh! I know they hate people, and science, and freedom - and now they're destroying the antique monuments. Thanks to religion.

https://www.google.nl/search?q=ninive&biw=1559&bih=753&...

Comment by k.h. ky on February 26, 2015 at 6:21pm
I can't speak for how Sk8eycat meant it. Only how l perceived it. I do have a very odd sense of humor.
Comment by Plinius on February 26, 2015 at 1:20pm

I hope she'll be back. I can understand her - I also felt like running away in stormy weather, but I stayed; you can't run away from such things. Or you must want the hermit-life.

 

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