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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 sk8eycat on July 20, 2012 at 4:09pm

It may be "National Moon Day," but that's not a legal holiday.  And I'm disgusted that when the Apollo program ended (prematurely), everybody seemed to say, "Well, okay, we beat the Soviets, now lets forget about the moon, and go back to blowing money away on weapons and stuff." 

Skylab and the Shuttle were built with "off the shelf" technology... nothing really new has been developed in 43 years. Instead of playing with X-Box and FlakeBook, we could have been learning how to live on other worlds, and also how to build a comfortable transportation vehicle for the next step. 

Mars!

Comment by Plinius on July 20, 2012 at 3:52pm

I also had a good day: some nice contacts and I did a lot of chores, glad to be rid of those. Listened to Schubert songs this evening and now off to bed. It's said that a reader never goes to bed alone - I always take one or more books, and of course there's my husband and my two cats. Good company! Have a nice night!

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 3:33pm
Hope you feel better soon Jonathan.
Comment by Idaho Spud on July 20, 2012 at 3:10pm

National Moon Day.  Yay.  Happy NMD to you all.

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 3:05pm
Dale is a beautiful black cat Melinda. I think that was your profile pic for a while, if my memory serves me right.
How's everyone doing this Friday?
Comment by Tammy S on July 20, 2012 at 2:54pm

LOL Idaho Spud, I never even saw that Tammy Faye Baker conversation, gotta pay notice to she who puts the make-up on with a spatula! Bow before the bronzer!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 2:49pm

It does. Just googled it, and today is 'National Moon Day'. Also 'National Lollipop Day'. Sweet!!! (Yes, bad joke intended).

Also 'International Chess Day, and Ugly Truck Day'. 

This is what the moon landing has to compete against. I think it can take the trucks and chess, but not so sure about lollipops. :)

Comment by Ian Mason on July 20, 2012 at 2:42pm

Yes, sk8eycat. A great idea for a secular holiday to celebrate what humanity can do.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 20, 2012 at 2:33pm

July 20 should be some kind of holiday, doncha think?

Comment by Plinius on July 20, 2012 at 2:16pm

@Patricia and Booklover - I feel out-worded too and sometimes I feel too shy to mix - but I try not to forget what a kind woman told me long ago: that such feelings are indicative of a sensitive person. She also said that the world needs such people. Good comfort for many of us. 

 

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