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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 The Flying Atheist on January 20, 2017 at 4:39pm

Chris, my best to you for you medical appointment.  I know all too well the difficulties of stairs...and also being out of balance when I walk.  Do you have many stairs to get into your home?  I'm quite lucky I don't have any in my current location.  Any future apartments of mine will have to have an elevator.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 20, 2017 at 2:27pm

I hope to hear good news about your knees Plinius.

Comment by Plinius on January 20, 2017 at 2:21pm

At last I made an appointment at an orthopedic clinic, high time I get some help with my poor knees. Walking is difficult, climbing stairs more difficult.... you all know stories like that. So I can sit back, wait for the appointment and allow them to help me.

Comment by Chris on January 19, 2017 at 11:59am

Thanks for the information about Nat Geo Joan.

I havent seen the GIZMODO web site before.

Comment by Chris on January 19, 2017 at 11:11am

Some say canabinoids are part of the human brain.

Alcohol, as I understand it was historically used because water wasn't safe to drink.  W.C. Fields said many things about the advantages of drinking alcohol over water including: "Fish f*ck in it."

Comment by Chris on January 19, 2017 at 11:03am

Hopefully National Geographic won't turn into something like TLC (The Learning Channel).

Sister Wives, Kate Plus 8, Little People, Big Wrold, Paranormal Lockdown, Say Yes to the Dress, My 600-LB Life. and etcetera.

Why is it called "The Learning Channel?"

Comment by Randall Smith on January 19, 2017 at 7:21am
WOW! What a great "welcoming back" response--totally unexpected! Thank you. To answer Kathy's query, I stayed overnight in Hopkinsville where it rained a little. But otherwise, I dodged it all and had dry pavement 99% of the way.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2017 at 3:02am

Randy, Welcome home to the Indiana air after all that hot air of Florida. I'm delighted to learn you had a very good time. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2017 at 2:56am

" that Australian media mogul and climate change denier Rupert Murdoch has purchased a majority stake in National Geographic, a magazine and scientific organization that has been staunchly non-profit since its first issue in 1888."

"National Geographic is going commercial, partnering with 21st Century Fox to create a new for-profit venture: National Geographic Partners (NGP). NGP will gather under a single umbrella not just the magazine, but also the cable TV channels, studios, maps, digital media, and pretty much everything else associated with the venerable brand. At least the National Geographic Society will remain firmly in the non-profit sector (for now)."

National Geographic Is Now Owned by a Climate Change Denier

"In exchange for $725 million, the National Geographic Society passed the troubled magazine and its book, map and other media assets to a partnership headed by 21st Century Fox, the Murdoch-controlled company that owns the 20th Century Fox movie studio, the Fox television network and Fox News Channel.Sep 9, 2015"

Comment by Ian Mason on January 19, 2017 at 2:10am

Welcome back, Randall.

 

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