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Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 22. 13 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

Twin terrorists caught

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jan 11. 7 Replies

Canada: twin terrorists caught before going to Mideast Saturday, January 10, 2015 By Martin Barillas L-R: Carlos and Ashton Larmond The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested and charged a pair of 24-year-old identical twin brothers on…Continue

Betty Bowers Best of 2014

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 4. 33 Replies

Happy New Year, everyone!  Now that we're off on another 365-day stint of sniping at believers, leave it to America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, to sum up the year past from her holier-than-EVERYBODY point of view! Have You had YOUR Betty today?!?Continue

Tags: 2014, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover Dec 28, 2014. 23 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2014. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Idaho Spud on November 19, 2012 at 2:57pm

Patricia, I love the Black Cat Analogy.

Comment by Steph S. on November 19, 2012 at 8:45am

Love those zombie cats booklover. Wow - how cool and good morning everyone.

Comment by Steph S. on November 19, 2012 at 8:44am

Comment by booklover on November 19, 2012 at 7:31am

Comment by booklover on November 19, 2012 at 7:30am

Joan, those analogies are great!  I LOVE the Theology-looking in a dark room for a black cat that isn't there and yelling "I found it!"~ lol!

Mike, great cartoon!

Steph, love your relevant interest cat. :)

Also Joan, your elderly man with the baby photo reminded me of both of my Grandpas who passed away, but got to meet my children first.  My children were quite small when my first Grandpa died.  He had severe dementia at the end, but when he'd see my babies and I walk into the nursing-home, his eyes would light-up with recognition and he'd smile, if just for a second. :)

Have a good week everyone!~Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 12:44am

Toney, thos photo of Annaghkeen Castle, Galway, Ireland with time-lapse photography mesmerizes me. So many thought go through my mind as I look at it. Is there life out there? How do we look to them? Will our descendants travel to such places? Very evocative.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 12:02am

Melinda. Zen and Meow is a great photo! thanks. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 19, 2012 at 12:00am
Thanks Joan! I just posted that story in my birds group.
Comment by Mike Hungerford on November 18, 2012 at 11:58pm

That's okay, Joan.

Neither do I..

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:56pm

Steph, your story of the pelicans is quite remarkable. Good news they were tagged and could be returned and reunited. 

 

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