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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 on Thursday. 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 Ian Mason on April 22, 2014 at 4:51pm

Took this from FB too.

 
Betty & Tim were killed in an auto accident on the eve of their wedding. When
they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter met them. They asked if they could
still be married in Heaven.

Well, let me find out if this is possible. Stay here and I will be right
back.

Six months passed and finally Peter returned.

Yes, we can do this for you.

Well, as we have spent so much time together waiting for your answer, we need
to know that if things don't work out there's a possibility that we could be
divorced?' To which St. Peter answered It took me six months to find a priest
up here...how long do you think it will take me to find a lawyer?

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2014 at 4:50pm

Feel free, Joan. FB is where I got it from :D

Comment by Loren Miller on April 22, 2014 at 3:29pm

So ... let's try this:


Comment by Loren Miller on April 22, 2014 at 3:09pm

Joan:

I could put: "a Mommy when I grow up" on the left side of the ledger and "a Mommy ... or a doctor or engineer or journalist or musician or ... Anything I Want!" on the right, but I thought that would break the overall theme of what was going on with the original.

I ain't much of an artist, and I hear you as regards that young beauty's sexual and gender-based possibilities, but I don't see it working in that context.  Now, that said ... gimme a couple minutes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2014 at 1:56pm

Mindy, I am so glad to learn that you feel "fine" and enjoying your enforced rest. Will be looking forward to learning the report results. It is really hard to not know the facts. These are going to be good! And as to taking up space and time ... space and time very well spent. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2014 at 1:51pm

Thanks for reminding me Ian!

Happy Earth Day by Ashley Benson 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2014 at 1:41pm

Ian Mason  I love your poster, may I post it on Facebook with attribution to you, or anonymous?

Less knowledge = stronger convictions

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2014 at 1:39pm

I just posted your poster on Facebook with attribution to you. I know I will get responses from it. I haven't gotten responses from the other pieces. Maybe everybody has turned me off. Oh well, the information is in the ether!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2014 at 1:36pm

Loren, a recent conversation on GLBT revealed to me how sexually deformed I am, and it comes out of those Puritan influences that came from that dear widow-woman in 1632 who brought her 10 year old son to the Colonies and paid for their transport by agreeing to come to the New World, marrying and becoming breed stock ... that is what the contract stated. My grandmother Denoo was a powerful teacher of Puritanism. 

So, will you please put on something about sexuality in your wonderful creation?  

Comment by Loren Miller on April 22, 2014 at 12:23pm

Here we go ... nothing fancy, but I think it sorta works:

 

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