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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 k.h. ky on May 11, 2014 at 2:48pm
Oops, didn't see where you had already found it.
Comment by k.h. ky on May 11, 2014 at 2:46pm
Joan, a peep or my peeps in slang is 'my people'.
I'm not sure if that's the meaning your were looking for.
Comment by k.h. ky on May 11, 2014 at 2:44pm
Thanks all. I too was, and am, lousy at math.
I think that's why I'm so proud of her.
Comment by booklover on May 11, 2014 at 2:42pm
Good quote Ian!
Comment by sk8eycat on May 11, 2014 at 1:40pm

Whoops!  It's "The Temple of the Innersprings."  I goofed.

The song is on Barker's CD, "Friendly Neighborhood Atheist."

(I love to listen to him play the piano...something I could never learn to do.)

Comment by sk8eycat on May 11, 2014 at 1:30pm

"Church of the Innerspriings" is a line from one of Dan Barker's songs, "Sunday Morning Blues"

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2014 at 12:09pm

Ian, "Fear has two meanings" states what I believe. There are times to run and I have done that. Nothing else seemed to work. After running, fear grabbed me by the collar and told me to get busy. Plant that garden, get that job even if it was minimum wage, get more education, raise my kids to be moral and ethical human beings with love for themselves and for diversity. Oh! it was quite a ride. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2014 at 12:03pm

Carl, I like your orange man picking himself up. I am reposting. 

Randall, you take beautiful photos. What kind of camera do you use? This sunrise shot amazes me, with the rock bridge and realizing it as a phenomenon of nature fills me with awe. 

"Church of the Innersprings", Felaine, you do have a special way with words! 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 11, 2014 at 11:32am

Something I picked up on FB.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2014 at 11:27am

I want to take just a moment to celebrate rants! They are the food that feeds ideas, that gives energy to concepts, that provides thought to events happening as we write and speak. 

I want to give a hat-tip to Ruth for her very insightful, precise, concrete experiences of reality. Even more importantly, she offers material upon which to chew; ideas that are out of the mainstream of thought, she offers options to complex concepts! 

Ruth, A hat-tip to excellence, not perfection, but stupendous, considerate, impressive, extraordinary, talented, amazing things you do: 

By the way, what is a peep? 

Oh! according to Wiktions, "Shortened from people, with simplified spelling, + -s to emphasize the plurality of the word".

 

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