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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 October 14, 2013 at 9:03am

Something wistful and gentle for a Monday morning:



Eating muffin buns and berries by the steamy kitchen window.
Sometimes we do; our tongues turn blue...

Comment by Joseph Corder on October 14, 2013 at 8:54am

Hey guys,  Long time no talk!  I've connected with my high school friends Zweibrucken American High (class of 1980).  Man, what a disappointment!  Religious Republican Christies (fuc*).  They can't talk about their experiences when we were in school, especially when us kids were hard,hard left. It's all about Christ and their warped perception of politics!  Talk about mangling the facts!  They talk about EVERYTHING in absolutes!!  What a disgrace to logic and reasoning!!!!

Comment by Plinius on October 14, 2013 at 1:12am

What a lovely family you have, Melinda! It makes me happy to hear about such people!

Comment by Loren Miller on October 13, 2013 at 9:08pm

Offered with tongue firmly planted in cheek:

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 13, 2013 at 8:02pm

Melinda, it's been said that "money isn't everything," but it sure comes in handy and can lift your mood by taking away a lot of worries.  You have such a wonderful, generous family.  

I've always thought, if I had a lot of money I would live a relatively unassuming life style.  Sure, I would live in a nice home/penthouse but not in some sprawling, overindulgent mansion.  I know I would find great pleasure in being a philanthropist and giving my money to worthy causes and organizations.  It would be fantastic to make a positive difference for other people. 

Comment by booklover on October 13, 2013 at 6:57pm

My Mom and I went to see her lawyer, regarding a type of trust she had heard about.  He didn't think the amount of money she has is that much. LOL.  Different people have different ideas about what "a lot of money" is.  Anyway, he told her that if she wanted us to have it, then just slowly do stuff for us, which is what she's been doing anyway.  So my mom decided to do something awesome for my daughter.  Despite our paying 80% plus of our daughter's expenses for 3 years at a State University (not even the top university!), she found out she owes $20,000.  My daughter was shocked!  I was too!  She has depression, and knowing she has this debt that will follow her around for life did not help.  She has NO other debt.  We have taught our kids to not get into debt unless possibly a mortgage.  She went to school in good faith, not knowing she would have bouts of bad depression, and not be able to finish for now.  ANYWAY, lol, my Mom is going to pay-off HALF her debt this week!  $10,000. of her debt wiped-out just like that!  My daughter is so grateful, as am I.  It is my mom's pleasure.  She wants my daughter to not worry so much, and start her adult life out with less of a burden.  I know she still owes $10,000., but this will make the payments so much more manageable, plus paying less interest over the life of the loan!  My Mom is so happy to be able to do this for her!  I'm so glad my Grandpa left that money to my Mom, and that my Mom is such a generous and loving Grandma/Mom. Just feeling grateful about it, and thought I'd share with my friends. ~ Mindy

Comment by booklover on October 13, 2013 at 9:50am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 12, 2013 at 12:39pm

Melinda, that's hilarious. 

Comment by booklover on October 12, 2013 at 9:39am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 11, 2013 at 10:27pm

 

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