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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 Joan Denoo on October 5, 2014 at 12:30pm

Good morning everyone! This day is a splendid one, cool weather, nice for doing the fall cores, the sky is blue, my tomatoes are ripening nicely and with luck the cover I use will protect them through the first killing frost, which we haven't had yet. Yesterday was herb harvest day. Today is cutting back some of the perennials. I can't remember ever being happier. 

@Randy, your comments delight me, I always look to see what you have to write. Your stories of the loss of your long time dog friend and the acquisition of your new one, Dot, feels real to me, the pain and pleasure available to A/N friends. 

@Chris, I would like to see a selfie you took of you and your aunt. , if that isn't too personal. I think of you often and am so glad you can visit and not have responsibility for her daily care. 

Mindy, Happy day with your daughter home for a day. Dood news of her happiness with both her school and her job. She sounds like she is on a level track now. I wish her great success. A promotion already! She must be GOOD. Of course, she has such a lovely face and I am sure a delightful personality, if she is anything like her mother.  

Good health to all, with happy times, contented feelings, great family and friends to keep you company. 

I'm off to the garden, see you this evening. 

Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2014 at 11:18am

Fantastic when things fall just in the right place! Congrats Mindy!

Comment by booklover on October 5, 2014 at 10:48am

Randy, you don't bore us! Keep posting!  Hi, Chris! My daughter is coming home for the day. :)  My husband is going to grill steaks outside for dinner.  Yesterday my husband and son went with friends for the day and until about 10:30 p.m..  It was a bunch of guys of all ages.  They tailgated at a college football game, etc.  They came home and looked so happy.  Just a fun guy's day.

Then our daughter, who recently got a part-time job as a waitress, while finishing her degree, made a lot of money in tips last night.  She was so excited.  Instant gratification.  She said it turns out she's good at waitressing, and likes it!  They told her that her probationary period was over, and she was hired permanently.  Then they said since she's so good at it, they were going to give her a better section!  Nice compliment!  So it feels good that she finally found a part-time job (we were thinking she wouldn't find anything this semester) that she really likes, doesn't interfere with her classes, is right near her apartment, and makes good money!  Whew!

Have a relaxing Sunday everyone! :)

Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2014 at 9:32am

Try to bore us, Randall! I like to listen to you. How old your father is! And still some communication too! Good for you.

I visited Aunt today. I took a few selfies of her and me but she can't recognize herself anymore.

Comment by Randall Smith on October 5, 2014 at 7:45am

(...happy to see me)

Comment by Randall Smith on October 5, 2014 at 7:44am

Yes, Chris, all my groups have been "quiet" recently. Joan seems pretty active with blogs and groups, but otherwise....

I've been silent here because I'm not a cat person and I can't listen (and respond) to music videos.  Plus, I live a rather dull life and don't wish to bore readers.

There's a country church a half mile (0.3k) down the road. They'll ring a church bell at 9. It's a chilly--near frost--morning. It doesn't look inviting for my Sunday morning walk with the dog. But the sun is out, so we'll see. Going to visit my 96 yr old father this PM. He always seems happy to see him (and visa versa).

Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2014 at 2:00am

A very good imitator, Patricia!

How is everyone? You're all very quiet. I hope you've got something nice to do.

Sunday morning 9 o'clock here - everything still quiet but I can hear some churchbells. I'll write lessons today.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 4, 2014 at 2:36pm

As well as musical instruments.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 4, 2014 at 2:35pm

On the first few songs that I recognize, that guy is excellent at imitating other singers.

Comment by booklover on October 3, 2014 at 4:32pm
That sounds lovely, Joan. Herbs that you grew to make your meals tasty must be very satisfying!
My mom, my son, and I went to visit my daughter today. Went out for lunch, and then bought nooks at Barnes & Noble. Now I'm home in my comfy chair with a cat asleep on my lap. :)
 

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