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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 February 9, 2013 at 11:24pm

"Astrid" is an old-nordic name. Original meaning is a little unclear but possibly "divinely beautiful" or "greatly loved".

Comment by booklover on February 9, 2013 at 12:47pm

Beautiful Ian!  Love her name also!  Glad you had fun!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 9, 2013 at 12:40pm

Just had a lovely afternoon with my daughter. Lunch then Puccini's "Tosca" at the concert hall in Aarhus. Was even allowed to see a phone-photo of The Boyfriend. He wants to celebrate Valentine's Day by seeing the new Die Hard film. He might be all right, this boy :D

My daughter Astrid

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 9, 2013 at 12:31pm

Thanks for the Ice Flowers Patricia.  Never heard of them before.  Interesting and beautiful. 

Comment by booklover on February 9, 2013 at 8:21am

Can't remember if I put this up before! I hope I didn't get it from here! lol

Comment by booklover on February 9, 2013 at 8:21am

Love the deer looking in the window at the cat, and face-paw Ian! Glad you liked tazared cat Ruth!  Steph, I love the look on that cat's face in the gif Steph.  I learned something new today Joan!  Ice flowers! Cool!

Happy Saturday Everyone~ Melinda

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2013 at 12:34am

Thanks for the ice flowers, Patricia!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 9, 2013 at 12:33am

booklover, tazered cat made me laugh so much. Ice flowers are interesting; causing ozone depletion -have to learn more about that. Thanks for all your sharing, everyone. Nemo is snowing softly here, so far only a couple of inches accumulation. We had to cancel some plans till next week, when it's expected to get up to 54°. What a change. Did you all read that the expected El Nino didn't appear, and they're calling the long in between La Nada. Do I hear a faint echoing hollow laugh?

Comment by Steph S. on February 9, 2013 at 12:31am

awesome pictures everyone! I love them Ian and booklover and Patricia and Grinning Cat! Makes me smile.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 8, 2013 at 10:42pm

Ian, violence in the home is always harmful. One of my boys at the boys ranch had a tiny little mother who regularly beat her big, gnarly, track-driver husband. He appeared helpless to protect himself or his children. 

 

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