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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 January 6, 2014 at 2:17pm

What artistry!

What IS it about cats and paper? The big black cat we had back in the '70s and '80s LOVED to pull Kleenex out of the box...not just one tissue, he'd grab each one as it popped up, and yank it out of the box...and shred each one. One time he (must have...we weren't home) grabbed the end of the roll of TP in the back bathroom, and walked, or ran, through the whole house with it.  When we got home, the kitchen, dining room, den, living room, and at least one bedroom had been TP'd.  He was the funniest cat we ever had, and I did the right thing when I named him T. Devil.

Gourd!  I love the silly critters!  (As if you didn't know.)

Some like to sit on paper(s), too.  I've heard someone say if there's nothing in a big room but her cat and a postage stamp, the cal will sit on the stamp. (Hope it's not one of the self-sticking type stamps.  Heh.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 6, 2014 at 2:07pm

LOL  That's funny, Patricia. 

Comment by Plinius on January 6, 2014 at 1:47am

I'm happy you take care of the cat first - and I love the picture Carl! Take care of yourself in all the cold!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 6, 2014 at 12:39am

{{{{{Carl}}}}}  Thanks for tonight's AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2014 at 10:48pm

Carl, that is so cute!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 5, 2014 at 10:46pm

Comment by sk8eycat on January 5, 2014 at 8:28pm

I almost forgot...The New BANISHED WORD LIST!

http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php

(I think it's even colder up near Lake Superior...maybe if we all laugh enough, it will help keep them warm.  Yes?)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 5, 2014 at 6:44pm

Great quote, booklover. We have lots of snow too. I hear Australia just got through a bad heat wave.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 5, 2014 at 12:49am

Oh, Steph!   That kitteh looks kinda like Freddie!  Only F's eyes are a tad greener.  I love having a black cat in the house again; now if she and Pumpkin would cuddle up with each other...like orange and black jelly beans.  (Freddie does spend most of her time curled up with my sister...a redhead; 69 years old and not one grey hair!  Damn.)

Comment by Steph S. on January 4, 2014 at 6:20pm

 

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