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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 Chris on December 22, 2016 at 9:48pm

Daniel,

May I suggest using a stipple roller and  semi gloss paint to finish off your kitchen remodel?

Gloss of course may work better around the sink and oven.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 22, 2016 at 9:25pm

Just curious, Daniel.  Are you able to use your stove and sink throughout this whole project?  

Comment by Daniel W on December 22, 2016 at 9:10pm

Kitchen retrofit progress report.  Soffits are reconstructed.  Drywall is installed.  I finished the first layer of drywall joint compound / surface evening.  There will be at least 2 more applications because my work is not that expert and I want the final result to be smooth and even.  When that is done - one or 2 days - I can paint the primer.  Starting to feel better about this.

Comment by k.h. ky on December 22, 2016 at 8:51pm
Carl, that is it. Minimalist!
Comment by Daniel W on December 22, 2016 at 8:45pm

Chris, my dad was like that.  My mom would have called it "Being German" although with my dad she might have said, "Stubborn Bullheaded German"  despite being totally devoted to him.  Now that I'm retired, I aspire to be more consuminderaar too.  Your description is perfect for how I used to be, and want to be, and am becoming more so every day.  That life is much more to my temperament and liking than the high-profile, high-pressure, high-tension, expensive, wasteful life that so many around me led. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2016 at 5:45pm

I don't think English has one word for all of that.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 22, 2016 at 5:24pm

Minimalist?  

Comment by k.h. ky on December 22, 2016 at 4:45pm
Bertold, lol. I was going to go with cheap ;-)
Chris, maybe survivalist. It's the only one that comes mind at the moment.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 22, 2016 at 3:34pm

Commies?

Comment by Plinius on December 22, 2016 at 2:06pm

Cannot find a word in English - the Dutch word is consuminderaar. It describes people of the 'less is more'-type, they buy as little as possible, recycle, and try to live on a lower income with less worry and more time off. What words have you got for this?

 

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