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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 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

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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

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Comment by sk8eycat on September 16, 2011 at 11:22am
alexa, I also go by Felaine, La Bruja, or just my middle intial.  E.  That last is good for screaming, "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeee!"
Comment by Lary9 on September 16, 2011 at 6:09am
PS: I hasten to add that my 'faith' is in the natural world and in human reason rather than in the desert texts of ancient religions.
Comment by Lary9 on September 16, 2011 at 6:05am
What Bible-believing types mean by "faith" is not what some of you have suggested, although quite rightly, it may have that connotation to you. To them (I speak from the vantage point of a former Christian), it means 'the belief in things unseen and the hope for things to come'. It is a source of relatively rational strength for many serious believers. It doesn't always lead to wild-eyed, tongue-speaking, snake-handling, child-sacrificing madness.
Moreover, just because I am now an atheist does not exempt me from this relatively harmless human practice of optimism prior to the onset of reality's weightiness.
Comment by alexa penzner on September 16, 2011 at 12:30am
Good night, lady and gentleman - to sleep perchance to dream - that is the question.  a lesson on how to create catastrophic confusion for Shakespeare students.
Comment by alexa penzner on September 16, 2011 at 12:27am

to aaron -  LOL


why don't you give him a web to climb on and let him stay stuck on the ceiling??  just kidding, of course.  but sometimes. . . . . .

Comment by alexa penzner on September 16, 2011 at 12:24am

hey sky - (do i hafta keep typin' your whole name? lemme know.)

i cumpleetly undastan wjhat happns when tha cats is meowin there heds off for fud or buttin you to pet'em.  (i'm not as good as you are at this :)


mmm 30 or 4o years ago - i can count that far back, too.  and i totally agree with everything Mark Twain says.  how about Oscar Wilde - he's a scream.


America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Comment by Aaron Wiitanen on September 16, 2011 at 12:22am
3.5 and he is a nut! Spider man spider man spider man!! Omg I hate spider man lol
Comment by alexa penzner on September 16, 2011 at 12:12am

hi Aaron - laughing on the floor -

i was wondering: is this kinda not all there?  and you're really not all there, are you? :]  how old is he ?

Comment by Aaron Wiitanen on September 16, 2011 at 12:09am
Isn't faith like wanting wishing hoping to be or become true? Faith sounds like a stupid word.
Comment by sk8eycat on September 16, 2011 at 12:06am

Hooman beans iz teh wunz wot opunz teh canz of fud 4 r kittehs. (Teh reel Lordz an' masterz of teh wurld.)  We iz also teh wunz who try 2 typ wif teh cat sittin' between teh fingurz an' teh keebord.


About respect: A long time ago (30 or 40 years) I was watching some kind of serious talk show, a panel discussion, and somebody said (about someone else's religion), "Well, I don't agree with him, but I have to respect him for it." He meant for having faith.  And I thought, "WHY?"


"Faith is beleivin' what you know ain't so." Mark Twain


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