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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 booklover on July 9, 2012 at 4:55pm

Patricia, no one 'needs' facebook, but as I said, I play Scrabble and Words with Friends with my 10 and 13 year-old nephew and niece, and see all the pictures that are shared as well as jokes and articles.  I don't have many friends on there, and that one that I did say yes to, I unfriended right away.  It can be a great way to keep in touch if you say no to all the requests.  You can't expect people to send everything separately to you in an e-mail.  I've deleted many people, and I shouldn't have said yes to that one request.  Lesson learned.

@ sk8eycat, I have a bad stomach and the jalapenos would kill me, lol.  Your Bloody Mary sounds good though! lol

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 2:32pm

I joined FlakeBook at the request of a high school friend about 4 years ago.  Almost immediately I 1) started hearing from every classmate who bored me to death 55+ years ago, and 2) the amount of cr*p in my Spam Folder more than tripled.  I dropped out before the first week was over.

My favorite "Bloody Mary" is the type made with beer and Snap-E-Tom.  (Served with deep-fried stuffed jalapenos!)  YUM!

Comment by booklover on July 9, 2012 at 1:51pm

@ The Flying Atheist, sounds good!  I'm gonna have a beer instead, but we'll have the Bloody Mary's in the a.m.. ;)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2012 at 1:51pm

ROFL great joke rewrite sk8eycat!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 9, 2012 at 1:28pm

@Booklover  Take many deep breaths and have a glass of wine.  If that doesn't work, call me in the morning and we'll continue with Bloody Marys. 

Comment by booklover on July 9, 2012 at 1:24pm

You are right sk8eycat, but I already unfriended her.  Someone who thought that her joke was in any way clever isn't someone who would get it if I turned it around.  That's why I'm so thankful for you guys and this forum.

Steph, I don't like FB either, but it does keep me in touch with my only sibling and her 2 kids, 10 and almost 13.  We play Scrabble and Words with friends and send jokes and stuff.  I also like to see the pics from college that my daughter puts up when she's there.  Otherwise I'd forget the whole thing!  Keep putting up your cute pics please! They give a lift to my day! :) Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 11:51am

Cool graphic Ruth! Thanks I enjoyed it.

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 11:50am

Sorry to hear that booklover. I refuse to be on Facebook myself. It's too much trouble. So I just have this site and I really like the people here.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 11:07am

Ruth, that's wierd...most of the symbols for the wildfire areas on that map look like cats.  (The rest look like army helmets.) Are they trying to tell us something?

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 10:58am

@booklover: I would rewrite that joke. Have the woman be a pushy fundie, proselytizing the little "wise little girl," and have the punchline be "How do you know there's a god if you don't know shit?"

Most atheists don't claim to know for certain that there are no gods; we've just never seen or heard of any verifiable evidence that any exist. And it's up to the person making the claim to provide the proof.


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