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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 January 9, 2015 at 11:16am
Thanks for the anniversary wishes. :)
Comment by Idaho Spud on January 9, 2015 at 10:05am

27 years.  Good on you Mindy.  And, I agree about the trade-off.

Joan, you have a Mac computer don't you?  I don't know a whole lot about computers, but perhaps that's the reason you can see my pictures more often than others.  Mac to Mac.  Anyone that knows computers, tell me if that's a reasonable thought or no.

Comment by Plinius on January 9, 2015 at 9:21am

Congrats Mindy! And wishes for 27 happy years more!

Comment by Steph S. on January 9, 2015 at 9:18am

Congrats on your wedding anniversary Mindy. I hope you guys have a wonderful celebration.

Comment by booklover on January 9, 2015 at 8:26am

Thanks, Bertold!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 9, 2015 at 7:55am

Congrats Mindy!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 9, 2015 at 7:54am

Loved it, Ian!  No luck on your site, Carl.

For you readers out there, Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife (among others), has a new book out: The Human Age. Really good! It's about our brave new world in reality. Insightful and full of information. What a writer she is!

Comment by booklover on January 9, 2015 at 7:48am
Thanks Joan and Ian. My looks went away, but I got smarter, do its a good trade-off!

That's a good comic, Ian!
Today is my husband and my 27th wedding anniversary. We were 20 & 21 when we got married, and dated for 4 years before that. January is a weird month to get married, I guess, but we had a small wedding, and I didn't want to wait. I'm sure a few people thought I was pregnant, but we didn't have our daughter until we had been married for 4 years.
Have a happy Friday, Friends!
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 9, 2015 at 7:01am

Good one, Ian. (Someone else here just recently posted a George Carlin quote noting that god always needs money.)

Comment by Ian Mason on January 9, 2015 at 6:12am

 

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