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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 Randall Smith on May 24, 2014 at 7:20am

Wow--nice to see that others enjoy jazz like I do! I didn't know S. Grapelli played piano (violin, of course). Sorry I can't listen to your offering, Felaine. No sound card. L.A. used to have a great jazz station (I lived in Pomona for 7 years--'66-'73). Indianapolis has a PM jazz/AM classical station I can get. Hurray!

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 24, 2014 at 6:41am

Carl, I like Patricia and That Happy Feeling.

I don't care for blue but I used to wear almost nothing but blue shirts because blue makes my skin tone look better.

Joan, when you mentioned gold, it reminded me that I also very much like copper color.  While I'm at it, I'll say that I like turquoise also.

Comment by Plinius on May 24, 2014 at 2:24am

I love the virtual tour of the Topkapi, Ian! Those wonderful blue and green tiles! Istanbul has been on my wishlist for a long time, but I'll never go there in summer,

Comment by sk8eycat on May 24, 2014 at 1:49am

Too true...and NOT funny

Matt Wuerker

Comment by sk8eycat on May 24, 2014 at 1:38am

Here's some more Night Music; Stephane Grappelli solo piano...3 tracks.  the last  is one of my all-time favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak4tOZzu0_g

Comment by Ian Mason on May 24, 2014 at 1:27am

Carl, the mosaic is from the Byzantine period and a lot is still in situ, where the Palace once stood. Here's a link:http://www.muze.gov.tr/mosaic

Bill Evans is really cool, in the original jazz sense of the word. Very relaxing to listen to.

Hope you heal quickly, Chris.

Comment by Plinius on May 24, 2014 at 1:18am

I like the lilac paint very much Patricia, it must be very restful to have a bedroom like that. My favourite colour is a soft shade of green with not too much yellow in it.

Yesterday I took some hours off and walked in the park with a friend. Today I'm covered in after sun cream, burned even under my t-shirt and bra. And there was even light clouding!

Comment by sk8eycat on May 24, 2014 at 1:14am

I love that version of "Round Midnight"!  It's what I call "Late Night Jazz," the kind of thing I used to listen to back in the 50s  and 60s....when the DJs had sexy voices, and all that. 

Whatever happened to jazz radio stations?  I live close enough to Los Angeles to pick up practically everything, and no jazz, no classical, just a polyglot of Armenian wailing, Spanish, and Come-to-Jesus stations in all languages...both AM & FM.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 24, 2014 at 12:35am

Hello, Friends.  I hope all of you have a groovy weekend.  For those of you here in the U.S., most of you will probably have Monday off work.  Enjoy!  Here's a little mood music.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 23, 2014 at 11:39pm

I'm a blue person.  I love all the different shades of blue.  It's a very calming color.  I also like the very light and muted shades of green. 

 

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