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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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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 sk8eycat on March 13, 2014 at 6:45pm

Patricia, they're both beautiful.

We've had torties, and orange cats, and right now I have Pumpkin (or he owns me), and Fred, the Tar Baby, who has adopted my sister.

They are both silly, in their own ways.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 6:06pm

Little Miss "Innysint", a very beautiful cat. The coloring is so pretty. Is there a name for that kind of coloration? 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 13, 2014 at 5:25pm

Patricia, I like the picture of the guard duty cat.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 13, 2014 at 5:20pm

Carl is right, the whole incident sounds like something from the Warner Bros. Cartoon Factory.  (Pussykatz iz deh cwaziest pipple!") Wish I'd been there.

I, too, have lived with cats all my life, except when I was on the road...after a few horrid experiences with kidney failure, I've said, "No more!"  But I NEED them! 

I tell people that my parents had cats for 10 years before they had me...it's true.  some of my earliest memories involve a white cat named Angela.

And some of my happiest memories are of working my rear end off at the Cat Hotel, feeding 35+ cats in an hour or less, and scooping litter boxes while talking to the cats, and petting them. (We had more than 60 "guests" New Year's Eve 1999.  It was WONderful!  I could feel the love.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 4:05pm

What a pleasant chatter is going on here. Laugh after laugh!  Carl, love your cartoon. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 13, 2014 at 3:29pm

Disappeared to the basement without touching the stairs.  That's hilarious!!  That whole incident sounds like a scene from a Looney Toons Cartoon.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 13, 2014 at 2:14pm

LOL!  Did she jump back out right away?  Did you get any photos?

Once upon a time, a friend of mine was taking a bubble-bath, and I guess her cat thought the bubbles were solid, and he jumped right in.  He was surprised, but didn't freak out...he walked back and forth in the bubbles, and purred. For a while.  

Srsly.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 13, 2014 at 2:21am

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 1:05am

Felaine, I am loosening up a bit, thanks to all your good people. 

Comment by sk8eycat on March 13, 2014 at 1:02am

Joan, you once claimed in here that you have no sense of humor. I BEG TO DIFFER!!!

I love to make you laugh...or snicker.

 

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