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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 Joan Denoo on October 17, 2013 at 2:34pm

Pro-gress/Con-gress. Oh! I get it!

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 17, 2013 at 1:47pm

If "pro" is the opposite of "con"....

(the old joke is especially apropos now!)

Comment by Steph S. on October 17, 2013 at 1:17pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 17, 2013 at 1:10pm

Napoleon - that would be a great video for my Wildlife Group in the site. Very cool

Comment by Steph S. on October 17, 2013 at 1:10pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 16, 2013 at 9:48pm
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Riane's presentation contrasts the conventional view of wealth; money, possessions, and property, against the real wealth of a nation that consists of the contributions of its people and nature. Riane talks about how we need what we haven't had: an economic system that gives visibility and value to the work of caring for people and our Mother Earth. In this presentation Riane will cover the topic, 'What's good for women is good for the world', and give practical takeaways on how women can influence and change the system.

What you will learn specifically:
* How to change the conversation of capitalism vs socialism towards caring
* The new measures of GDP that are needed
* What new policies are needed
* How you can become a leader and influence change towards a caring economy

If you would like to make a donation to CPS, that would also be much appreciated -- but the webinar is free.
10/17/2013 Free Webinar by Riane Eisler at the Global Women's Leadership Summit
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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 16, 2013 at 8:30pm

Great Faux News cartoon, booklover!
Thanks Joan for the Neil deGrasse Tyson clip. He’s right, but audiences need faces to relate to aliens. It’s our primitive brains. If you want an alien who isn’t just a monster, it helps to have a face. There was Star Trek’s crystalline entity.
My week was OK, Steph. I’m doing much better on an IBS diet.
Tony, I always loved carl Sandburg’s Fog too.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 16, 2013 at 6:58pm

Thanks, Steph, for that not-very-successful "catouflage". That cat should learn from the ones pictured in "Camo Cats"! (Solid-colored kitties welcome too!)

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 16, 2013 at 5:29pm

The hiding cat is funny Steph.

Comment by Steph S. on October 16, 2013 at 5:08pm

Patricia I just saw your copy dogs - that was so funny.

Thanks

 

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