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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 Plinius on June 5, 2014 at 10:47am

Now that we talk about spelling you give us another wonderful image, FA! The man with the car door wandering through after dinner sweets - plodding in the pudding? Climbing up a chunk of pineapple? I should photoshop images like that!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 5, 2014 at 10:03am

Randall, I'm reminded of the joke where a guy is discovered wandering through the dessert carrying a car door.  When asked why he's carrying the door the man replies, "If it gets hot, I can roll down the window."   

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 5, 2014 at 9:55am

Randall, thank you for the correction. It didn't even occur to me that I used the wrong word. Imagining Cary walking with a gate is a funny image. 

Another advantage of not having a TV set is I don't get bombarded with Cialis or any other commercial. The internet provides all the news I want, without the propaganda effect of commercial TV. It also provides a lot of information not available on TV, i.e. Al Jazeera, BBC, Public Radio International, RT, The Guardian, The Real News offer alternative views. All news needs a skeptical eye to sort through propaganda, facts, and prejudices. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 5, 2014 at 9:29am

I don't watch much television, but the majority of any e-mail spam I receive is to save money on cheap Cialis, Viagra and medications from Canada. 

Comment by booklover on June 5, 2014 at 8:00am

I don't understand the 2 bathtubs outside in all those commercials Randy! lol

Comment by Randall Smith on June 5, 2014 at 7:30am

Joan, I had to laugh when I read about "Cary walking with a gate". I have this mental image. I'm sure you meant "gait"! 

I don't know if this is the place, but I have to vent. What's with all the Cialis commercials? They're on all the networks' evening news, MSNBC, History Channel, TBS, etc. (Not the Food Channel, so far!) Are men really THAT dysfunctional? I mean talk about overkill. I absolutely hate those commercials and will immediately change channels. Disgusting.

Comment by k.h. ky on June 4, 2014 at 7:44pm
Patricia, good one.
Your's too Ian.
Comment by booklover on June 4, 2014 at 5:12pm

Love that Ian! lol.  Glad you had a nice time in England. :)

Comment by Ian Mason on June 4, 2014 at 3:33pm

That's really funny, Patricia. Thanks.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 4, 2014 at 3:31pm

Back from a very pleasant few days in England. Enjoyed very much seeing some family and am slightly rounder in the waist thanks to some excellent home cooking. Saw "Titus Andronicus" at The Globe which was good although Anthony Hopkins's version is still the best.

A little pun that might cheer you up:

 

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