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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 August 27, 2012 at 4:08pm

That's a great pot!

I  don't know who Ann Coulter is but she must be a dimwit. Trouble is dimwits can be dangerous.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 27, 2012 at 3:47pm

I was more shocked by a public figure repeating (and tacitly approving) that blatant misogyny in 2012.

Pat's comment in that thread points out that the right-wing extremists want a one-party state, a "permanent Republican majority".

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 27, 2012 at 3:38pm

I guess after all this time I shouldn't be surprised at what Ann Coulter and her ilk say, but I really am surprised time after time at how low they can go.  It really is quite unbelievable. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 27, 2012 at 3:31pm

@Grinning Cat: Is Ann Coulter still alive?  (Was she ever?) The last time I saw a photo of her she looked like a cadaver.

Comment by booklover on August 27, 2012 at 3:18pm

Home again, Home again, Jiggety-Jig.  lol, I just remember my Grandma saying that.  I'm sure it's from a children's poem.  Anyway, home from Green Bay, and here is my teapot!~ Melinda

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 27, 2012 at 2:54pm

Ugh! A new low in political discourse: "If we took away women's right to vote..." (Bryan Fischer on Twitter yesterday, quoting Ann Coulter) I've posted on it in Feminist Atheists.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 27, 2012 at 9:29am

Ruth, I love that "giggle-kitten"!

Monday, Monday, don't mean Jack Schidt....one of the best things about being retired!

And now , I'm gonna whine.  My JW sister is teasing me about my name again:

Message from RedRobin:

http://cheezburger.com/6536466944

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I never asked my parents why they named me after the worst wuss in the King Arthur stories.

I just made a cuppa tea, and I think I'll crawl back in be with a good book for a while.

PS: I'm delighted that I don't live anywhere near Brawley, CA; just wondering when one of the faults in this area is gonna cut loose. It's been almost 20 years since the Northridge quake...we're over due.

AAAAAACCCCKKKKK!

Comment by booklover on August 27, 2012 at 8:03am

Steph, Happy 1st Day of School!  I'll bet you're an awesome teacher!

Joan, I showed my Mom the chicken & puppy pic.  We love it!

All the teapots are cool. I have just one, but I'm visiting my Sister and her Family in Green Bay.  We are leaving this morning to go home.  I will try and post it later, it has a cat on it! :)

Everyone have a great week!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 27, 2012 at 7:39am

Ah, flowers! As one of the Big Bad Goths in an Asterix comic once said "Just because I'm a barbarian ,that doesn't mean I can't like flowers!" That's exactly how I feel. I will not conform to stereotypes.

I had a very pleasant evening yesterday. Went to the opera with my daughter Astrid. Her first time, my third. Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte". A modern setting in a military field hospital. The plot is rather silly but the music is great. Splendid performance even though it was by a small, regional company. Will do that on a regular basis in the future. For those planning travel, Aarhus will be European Cultural Capital in 2017. 5 years to save up for the trip!

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 27, 2012 at 6:03am

Good morning all. I'm off to work (again). Last of a 7 day straight 12+ hours days. Getting there, slowly. Heavenly blue morning glories. Ya'll have a great one.

 

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