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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 Loren Miller on November 30, 2013 at 3:43pm

Comment by booklover on November 29, 2013 at 6:48pm
For most people Patricia! Especially the ones on the same Continent?! Lol
Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2013 at 5:45pm

Comment by booklover on November 29, 2013 at 1:07pm
Lol about Britney Spears, Ian. I also read something about her not knowing where Canada is located. My daughter has a beautiful smile, but a lot of the time it is masking her depression. I'm afraid it will just be a lifelong battle of getting her meds right, therapy, and working on it day- to - day. It's a brain- chemical thing, but society understands my son's type 1 diabetes, but not my daughter's depression issues. There is still a stigma.
Ruth, that is wonderful work you do on extremely important issues.
Well, I'm going to take a nap now!
Comment by Ian Mason on November 29, 2013 at 9:49am

Mindy, your young ones look fine and happy.

Just finished "The Second Coming" by John Niven. Would you believe that Jesus is in heaven jamming with Jimi? There'salso a great quote as a chapter heading. Britney Spears supporting capital punishment because that's how criminals lear their lesson for next time.

Carl, I work nights and in a shift pattern that means not working Mon. og Tues. so I could sleep all day after the Sabbath and be rested for my Wed, night shift so that was all right.

Hope nobody has burst during the U.S,'s big eating day.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 29, 2013 at 9:29am

Your kids look great, booklover.

I don't have time to read.

I spent all day yesterday working on this discussion Abnormal Arctic. Grinning Cat did the video remixes and added ideas.

I've been consumed by our unfolding planetary emergency. Sorry I neglected all of you here lately.

I agree with you, Chris, about the numerous mass killings most of us just ignore.

Comment by booklover on November 29, 2013 at 7:49am

Thank you everyone! 

Carl, I'm so happy for you that you did not get called in to work, and that you had a wonderful time with your family!  :)

Chris, I am going to get that book "The Year 1000."  My husband will want to read it also, and probably my daughter will.  The Anne Perry Series is very light reading Chris, but sometimes that's what I need right before bed.  I'm going to get "King Leopold's Ghost" too.  You're so right Chris that people only think of THE holocaust. I'm sure I had jewish ancestors killed in THE holocaust!  People don't think of all of the other mass-killings, because people don't think!

Well, I'll be NOT shopping today for Black Friday, except for some groceries!

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2013 at 2:39am

Most people think of THE holocaust, as if there was only one of them. How come they never consider the mass killings of Armenians, gypsies, Cambodians, Vietnamese, Africans, Chinese. And I haven't even started on crimes against women and gays.  Thanks for the title, I put it on my TBR-list - a very long list, I'm afraid.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 29, 2013 at 1:53am

Chris, I just recently heard about "The Year 1000."  I'm told it is a very good book.  I'm about half way through "King Leopold's Ghost."  It was recommended to my by Daniel, our friend Sentient Biped.  It's a really good and interesting book about the huge slaughter of millions of Africans at the turn of the 20th Century.  Most people today are not even aware that such horrible events took place, despite the fact that the number of people killed is on par with the World War Two Holocaust. 

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2013 at 1:11am

They ARE beautiful, Mindy!

I made a big pan of chili sin carne y con fruta, enjoyed it very much and froze the left-overs for another day.

Reading: The year 1000 - what life was like at the turn of the first millenium, Lacey & Danziger. Very interesting and entertaining!

The Anne Perry series looks good, Mindy! Thanks for the idea. I'm almost at the end of the Brother Bartholomew series by Susanna Gregory - mystery in 14th century Cambridge. I love her descriptions of ordinary life!

 

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