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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 Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 10:04pm

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 10:04pm

Love that lolcat booklover! Canada is wonderful!

You all are lucky Patricia.

Joseph - would love to see those cat pictures.

Comment by Steph S. on March 19, 2013 at 10:02pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 8:50pm
Melinda! Your insurance doesn't pay for yearly mammograms? That is outrageous! How many women don't have that test simply because they don't have the money. Prevention is key! In my mother and grandmothers' day they didn't know they had cancer until it had grown to a point where successfully treating it was problematic! Do you know others on the same plan? I wonder if they would be willing and able to work together to get that changed.
I wonder if that is true for testicular cancer?
OH DO MAKE A NOISE!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 19, 2013 at 8:38pm

The two hamsters I've had in the past were named Molly and Miles. 

Comment by booklover on March 19, 2013 at 8:18pm

That's nice Lillie!   Yes, they are members of the family! :)

Comment by Lillie on March 19, 2013 at 8:01pm

Melinda, I always give my pets people names because I consider them to be members of the family.

Comment by booklover on March 19, 2013 at 7:30pm

Comment by booklover on March 19, 2013 at 7:29pm

Ian, I'm so sorry for your troubles.  Two people to be worried about at the same time.  Life can be so hard!

Joseph, your cat sounds great!  I am looking forward to seeing your pictures! I love the name Buddy for a cat!  Mine are Dale, Lula, and Dora! lol!  My son and I have a name picked-out for the next one~ Edna.  We don't know why, we just picked it! ha ha ha

Joan, you are right!  We ARE a cozy little family!  You DO have a cloud of friends around you from all over who care about you and think of you and it's great that technology can be so comforting!  We would not all have met before the internet era!

Hugs to all of you~ Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2013 at 7:06pm
Steph, I am glad you were able to post "Conservative Christian Facebook Posts". I was unable to. I don't know if it is my computer, or what. There are just some pictures I either can't access or send.
 

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