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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 July 9, 2012 at 8:11am

Aarrgggh.  I accepted a friend request on Facebook.  So I look at her page, and the first thing I see is a REALLY stupid story about an Atheist woman and a 'wise' little girl on a plane.  The Atheist woman says let's talk about how there is no god.  The little girl starts saying do you know that... and she goes on to tell how animals have different shapes of (sorry) poop.  The woman says no, and the little girl says "Well how do you know there is no god when you don't know shit?". REALLY?  And 96 people LIKED IT!!!!!!!  SERIOUSLY?  THAT is a wise story? I unfriended her right away.  Back to being a hermit I guess.  I can't stand the dumbasses, I really can't.

Comment by Steph S. on July 8, 2012 at 6:22pm

Comment by sk8eycat on July 8, 2012 at 3:25pm

Nor does weather. 

That's one thing that p*sses me off about The Weather Channel, and many newspaper weather maps; they show the US as an island.  And the Weather Channel ignores everything west of the Mississippi River about 75% of the time. (Their headquarters are in Atlanta, I think.)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 8, 2012 at 3:00pm

Ew, Patricia.  That's appalling; it means the fires are even worse than I understood.

As for The Beautiful Downtown Burbank Pool Picnic...I checked the weather forecast, and it looks like things are going to heat up here in the next week.  I think I'm going to have to seal up the house and turn on the A/C pretty soon.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 8, 2012 at 12:31pm

Wish I could come.  It would be my first time trying tea since the escape from the Morg.  I tried coffee several times and don't care for it unless it's got lots of sugar, cream, and fruit flavor.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 8, 2012 at 10:12am

Sounds great, Patricia! I'll have my iced tea without sugar, thanks.

Comment by Steph S. on July 8, 2012 at 2:40am
That party sounds like fun! I will bring the coffee!
Comment by sk8eycat on July 8, 2012 at 12:34am

I wish I could invite everyone to my place...SoCal has also been having unusual weather for this time of year...we haven't needed to turn the A/C on since we had an odd heat wave in February.  Overnight temps in the 60s.  And we have an old see-ment pond in the back yard. (no diving board, though.) Automatic ice-maker in the fridge, and plenty of tea...in every flavor imaginable.

I'd like to be able to fill the place up with friends, and par-TAY!  I need to do something happy-making.

If someone could bring a portable gas grill, a tent, and sleeping bags, y'all are welcome. The Schwan's man will be here Tuesday (I hope!).

Oh.  Coffee fans need to bring their own; I never developed a taste for it, so there's not a bean in the house.  So sorry.  (There IS a StarBox around the corner, but they are hideously expensive.  IMO.)

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 6, 2012 at 7:53am

"Cheese" from the blob made me laugh (and it's almost cute).  Thanks Ian.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 6, 2012 at 7:51am

I've not seen the "Knowing how to think" quote from Tyson before, but it's now one of my favorites.  Thanks Tony.

 

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