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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 October 20, 2012 at 9:43am

Comment by Steph S. on October 20, 2012 at 9:42am

Ruth tht hairball kitty is funny and made me laugh.

Love the cat and pumpkin booklover.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Comment by booklover on October 20, 2012 at 8:00am

Have a great Cat-urday everyone.  ;)

Comment by booklover on October 20, 2012 at 7:15am

Ruth, Love the backwards hairball. :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 20, 2012 at 2:09am

Chris, sounds like a great way to spend the day.

LOL Ruth...that's funny!

It's 2 AM.  Just finished watching a movie.  Time to go to bed.  (I'm on vacation!)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 20, 2012 at 12:20am

On a more serious note *smirk*

Comment by Plinius on October 20, 2012 at 12:11am

Saturday here, and it looks nice. I'm going to meet two friends, drink lots of tea and talk endlessly. 

Comment by Steph S. on October 19, 2012 at 11:50pm
Flying Atheist love the Halloween pic. Booklover that is so cute - I don't like Crocs either.
It's my favorite time of year too.
Comment by booklover on October 19, 2012 at 9:11pm

@ The Flying Atheist, I agree!  Thanks Steph!  I always enjoy the pics you post!  I'm having a great weekend already because the whole family is home together. :)I need to send this pic to my sister.  She absolutely hates Crocs.  I've never tried them.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 19, 2012 at 7:14pm

I love this time of year.  It's a great time to have fun with your imagination and to release your inner child.  I guess the important distinction is knowing that it's just frivolous fun.

 

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