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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 booklover on October 13, 2012 at 8:05pm

Paula, no I haven't, but I plan on it as soon as I'm done with Pillars.  I just read "Fall of Giants", and I'm waiting for my husband to finish "Winter World", and then we have to wait for the last book in this trilogy to come out.  They are his latest books. I highly recommend at least the first one I read!  Always excited to discover a new author I like!~ Melinda

Comment by Paula T. on October 13, 2012 at 8:02pm

booklover, I read The Pillars of the Earth...it's a great book!  I watched the mini-series a couple of years ago and it was watch-worthy, but there were some major changes to the story.  Have you read the sequel to Pillars?

Comment by booklover on October 13, 2012 at 8:01pm

Paula, what a great job!  I have been home for 20 years!  Stay-at-home Mom, and then I homeschooled our son for 9 years.  Now that I've worked myself out of my homeschooling job, time for me to decide the next chapter in my life.  Go back to school?  Get a part-time job?  Don't know yet.  I DO know I have WAY less patience with people.  I don't want to work directly with the public, because I'd probably tell someone what I really thought and be fired the first day! LOL

Comment by booklover on October 13, 2012 at 7:57pm

Hi Steph!  We are a lot alike!  Probably why we're friends! :)  It is rainy here, but it didn't pour today.  A little rain, and drizzle.  Our son is out with friends, and daughter is visiting her best friend at another University.  We are each on our computers.  I'm gonna go read in a minute.  I am reading "The Pillars of the Earth" by, Ken Follett.  Very good!  My husband is reading the 2nd book in Ken Follett's new trilogy "Winter of the World", also very good!  I made dark chocolate chip cookies for a treat later.  Good day to stay inside and bake.  Have a great night!!~ Melinda

Comment by Paula T. on October 13, 2012 at 7:55pm

I know that feeling, booklover!  I love my work as a librarian, but some patrons can really test my patience.  I sometimes mutter under my breath "I hate people"  lol

We had quite a bit of rain here today, Steph.  Cold and windy.  At least we can assume it is warmer in Texas than in Detroit right now!

Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 7:47pm
Love that Booklover! You guys always make my day! I have catitude too!
Same here Booklover.
It's pouring cats and dogs here. Thus the picture. : )
Comment by booklover on October 13, 2012 at 7:41pm

Cattitude. Sometimes I feel like this!!!

Comment by booklover on October 13, 2012 at 7:19pm

Great pics Joan and Steph. :)

Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 6:44pm

Pouring rain here.

Getting caught up on errands and stuff.

Love that booklover! That is a cute cat.

Joan those are great pics.

Hope everyone is doing good today.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2012 at 6:33pm

 

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