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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S on Thursday. 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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

I haven't been able to log on to AN for the last day so a slightly belated Happy New Year to all.

Your kitchen is something special, Daniel and I'm sure you're proud of it.

That's a lovely view, Joan. Are you enjoying it in a comfy chair with a hot drink?

1.3 million cable tv viewers were without their telly on new year's eve, incluing me. I don't care but there must be many who are angry at missing the queen's annual speach and the yearly showing of 'Dinner for One.'

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dinner+for+one

Comment by Daniel W on January 1, 2017 at 11:37am

Joan, glad you have someone to shovel all that snow!  That view looks cozy and snug with the beautiful snow laden firs in view.  Very beautiful!

Comment by Daniel W on January 1, 2017 at 11:36am

Randy, I'm happy with that :-)  Have a great time in Mexico Beach, Florida!  Sun, fun, and food!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 1, 2017 at 8:18am

I have a proposal: Let's eliminate the word "happy" in "Happy New Year" and substitute it with a more appropriate adjective. Happy belongs to birthdays, a one day event.

Unless I have access to a computer, I'll be away for the next two weeks--Mexico Beach, Florida! See you all when I return--and I will return!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2017 at 12:49am

A very Happy New Year to my dear friends of Atheist Nexus. 

Jared snow plowing around the fire pit where our Yule logs will burn tonight; Dominic watching. 

Comment by Daniel W on December 31, 2016 at 8:08pm

Have a Happy zndw Year All!  I am thankful for this group of friends and wish you all the best!

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 31, 2016 at 5:08pm

Yes... Happy new year!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 31, 2016 at 3:30pm

Happy new year everyone. We're getting a touch of snow, and going to neighbors for cedar plank salmon.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 31, 2016 at 12:35pm

Daniel, your kitchen can be featured in any of the leading magazines on design and kitchens. It looks like a comfortable kitchen in which to do our bread, pies and produce from your garden. Lights under the cabinets offer significant advantages. I envy you the garbage pull-out. Clearly, you put a lot of thought into the design. 

I'm happy to learn iron infusion gave you more energy, especially facing the task such as yours. 

Comment by Daniel W on December 31, 2016 at 11:43am

Thanks for the kitchen compliments.  I'll post a final pic when it is done, probably a couple more weeks.  I only work on it about an hour or 2 or 3 per day.  Chris, the flooring is bamboo.  Supposedly eco-friendly and I installed it in the rest of the house to replacing carpeting.

I spend several hours in the kitchen throughout the day.  I want it to be the best room in the house. Also accessible safe and pleasant for someone old, in case I have that privilege.  More lighting, and under cabinet lighting that does not cast shadows.  Lower cabinets have pull out drawers.  More counter space and island with outlet.  Waste-basked that pulls our like a drawer, away from snoopy dog noses and not there to trip over.  Some cabinets have glass doors.  Open floor plan, less likely to trip and fall.  Sun tunnels for more light during the day.  The gas stove is a luxury but I love cooking and gas works better for me.  Bamboo is probably not perfect for a kitchen but I'm taking that chance. I waxed which looks nice and protects the surface although the manufacturer says no wax.

Spud like your family names, my middle name passed through generations, Edwin.  It gets confusing in geneology, so many Annas, Roses, John Henry and John Rain.  Edwin means "Rich Friend" from olde English.

 

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