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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 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

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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

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Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:22pm

Lucille Ball was a talented woman, and I hated seeing her play an idiot.  I also never understood WHY "Ricky" loved her.

THEN Hollywood made one of the biggest mistakes ever....they starred her in "Mame" when she was visibly too old to play Beauregard's mother.   Gaaaahhh!

Comment by Patricia on January 20, 2015 at 9:08pm

I hated the yelling & Jackie Gleason had a strong resemblance to dear ol' dad.

I never thought Lucy & her waaaaahhhhhhh comedy were funny. Carol Burnett was my favorite!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2015 at 9:07pm

I want to share the first 27:47 minutes of this video. How do I do that? 

Matt Dillahunty vs. Israel Rodriguez: Whence cometh our Morals?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:04pm

I hated "I Love Lucy" and "The Honeymooners" because of all the yelling.  And the subdued slapstick. 

Comment by k.h. ky on January 20, 2015 at 7:22pm
Slapstick seems to be a man thing. In most cases.
Comment by Patricia on January 20, 2015 at 12:40pm

I don't buy the real jezzuz person either, & I couldn't stand the stooges!!!! And.....what was wrong with the name Cassius Clay anyway?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:16am

I still think Jesus never existed....except as a Latino baseball player.  And Larry was one of the three stooges.  A "comedy" team I never could wrap my head around.  I thought their  slapstick routines were disgusting.

"Mohammed" was a beautiful young man who is now dreadfully brain-damaged by the non-sport of boxing.

Comment by Plinius on January 20, 2015 at 6:36am

That would be cozy! I'd love to meet you here!

Yes I read it too. We still have our own little bible belt, but it's more a last resistance - a struggle about blasphemy laws, the right to ring church bells or about Sunday shopping.

Also interesting was was the outcome of research into the idea that people in the country are more neighborly than people in urban areas. Research showed it was the other way around. I'm glad of it because most people live in urban areas.  

Comment by Patricia on January 19, 2015 at 1:35pm

Have you heard or read about this Plinius?

The Netherlands is Now Home to More Atheists Than Believers

amsterdam[1]There are more atheists than believers now in the Netherlands for the first time in recent history, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos. [Read more]

Comment by Randall Smith on January 19, 2015 at 8:00am

Joan, I can't answer your first question. On the second, both--eggs first (and they start laying in 5 months!), then meat (in 2 years).

I'm being "scoped" tomorrow (Tues), so today is "yuck day". No solid foods and taking the good ol' "eradicator" stuff. It's only been <4 years since my last scope, but they found polyps (benign) and recommended a 3 year follow-up. Procrastination time is over.

 

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