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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 Bertold Brautigan on December 12, 2016 at 1:43pm

Comment by Daniel W on December 12, 2016 at 1:07pm

Carl, that's proof there is a war on christmas!  Set santas free!

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 12, 2016 at 12:15pm

Daniel, glad to see the progress in your kitchen!

Carl, if it weren't for the fence, the Santas and snowmen would simply look like they're assembled and ready to go to work.

And on the subject of "interesting" menorahs, this year Chanukah begins on the evening of December 24, which is also the date of another celebration...

(image source: Ugly Menorahs VIII)

(image source: "Be happy for holidays – no matter which is yours")

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 12, 2016 at 11:53am

Someone's crazy about xmas decorations!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 12, 2016 at 10:38am

That's a lot of work, Daniel.  But it's good you are able to do this on your own without having to hire someone else.  I commend you for your abilities.  I have no skills in that area.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 12, 2016 at 10:33am

A Christmas internment camp?

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2016 at 2:01am

Daniel, a lot of overhead work with power tools; how is your back hold up? I suppose there is a lot of strain on your arms as well. 

It will look so good and your meals will be just fantastic. 

Comment by Daniel W on December 11, 2016 at 9:37pm

I think this is project day 6 for my kitchen modification to accommodate county building code requirements for the new gas stove.  Looks pretty bad, but demolition is now completed.  I need to trim a little more of the soffit framing, then I start re-construction.  Instead of taking off the entire soffit, I used a skill-saw to cut 2 inches off the bottom of the 2X8 framing so it's now 2X6 framing. Builder's code does not require even the 2X6, so we are OK.   I cut the framing in-situ.  What a mess.  But, demolition is the worst part, and now each project day will mean positive progress.  I hope.

Making the final cuts over the east wall, the hardest part to cut.

This was before that last section was removed.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 9, 2016 at 7:54am

Ian, sorry the job didn't work out for you.  Glad you're not worried over it.

Just curious, is anyone else experiencing sporadic delays getting email notifications from A|N?  

For example, I'm now getting notifications of posts Joan made 12 hours ago.  And I haven't yet received a notice about Ian's post below from 53 minutes ago.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 9, 2016 at 6:55am

Go Kathy! Very brave of you.

That's one of my favourite poems, Joan. And that earthquake must have been frightening.

No job this time around. So it goes. I'm not worried.

 

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