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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 August 27, 2014 at 12:01am
Maybe the neighbors will actually learn something. I, too, swear to much. Sometimes I think I do it just to piss the religious nuts off.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 10:34pm

Patricia, a great bit of improvised music. Must have been fun to watch. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 10:28pm

A screened in porch sounds so good, no mosquitos, no flies, no yellow jackets. With a screen between you and your fundy neighbors, you can make all kinds of sounds and they will wonder what on Earth are you doing .... must be sinful! 

Nice to go into retirement with a good roof. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 26, 2014 at 8:34pm
I deleted the everlasting cat for you folks.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 3:42pm

Spud, thanks for the code, and a widening of my vision of what comes next. I do need a two seater and room for groceries. Cary does all the shopping but doesn't drive because of a brain injury. He is disabled and on SSI. 

Spud, that 2 mile one way recumbent trike ride in the winter in Pocatello, ID must have been hazardous. Did you go on sidewalks or streets? How did you handle ice? 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2014 at 2:44pm

For several years before I retired, I rode the 2 miles to work and 2 miles back every day on my recumbent trike, which had no covering.  Sometimes in negative 10 degrees F.  

I wore a ski mask and hood, but only a light coat, and never got too cold.  My pumping kept me warm.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 26, 2014 at 2:21pm

Carl, that's a disturbing cat graphic. I can't look at it with a full stomach.

There are a lot of mobility scooters on the road in Denmark, open and enclosed. Fine for most of the year but not useful when the snow comes.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 26, 2014 at 2:02pm

A rare afternoon appearance by yours truly. Guess I'm not the only one. Another major T-storm passing through. It's unfair that we're getting drenched and other parts desparately need rain. The golf course was soggy--rare for August. (I played this AM to beat the heat.)

By the way, my "poopmobile" is my dog. She goes in the yard. Molly used to go in the field. Gotta watch my step now!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2014 at 1:37pm

The faithless popemobile.  Good for a laugh.  

Comment by Plinius on August 26, 2014 at 1:28pm

The pope has got one, Joan.

 

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