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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 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 September 27, 2012 at 10:29pm

More facts...In Fact with Brian Dunning.  This one's about "Fast Food Phobia"...something I've been yelling about for years. (That it's not the burgers that do the damage, it's the fries and soft drinks....)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2kAso3ufRw

This is his web site...http://skeptoid.com/  ...he's been podcasting for over 6 years!  Fascinating!  So why have I never heard about him till today?  I have a lot to catch up on.

 

Comment by Steph S. on September 27, 2012 at 5:45pm

Booklover that is so cute! Love the lolcat.

Going to watch the video you posted sk8eycat.

Comment by Steph S. on September 27, 2012 at 5:44pm

Comment by sk8eycat on September 27, 2012 at 4:45pm

"Here Be Dragons"

Excellent 40-mnute video about critical thinking, and how most of us rarely use it.  (Mega-vitamins, Feng Shuei...or however it's spelled...etc.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=752V173e31o&feature=related

Comment by sk8eycat on September 27, 2012 at 12:08am

Awww, Steph!  That looks like Pumpkin when he was (much) younger!  Thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on September 26, 2012 at 11:58pm

Haha - Just had to post this Lolcat!

Sweet dreams!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 26, 2012 at 9:57pm

Tony, just to clarify.  Not my pics of the shuttle.  They were shown to me by a pilot who took them from the cockpit on his flight.  Unfortunately I wasn't there....wish I was.  Ska8eycat posted the GREAT photo with the Hollywood sign.     

Comment by Steph S. on September 26, 2012 at 9:00pm

Yeah sk8eycat Amazon charges sales tax now. Those states want their money. Love the picture of Georgie the cat. Playing in the dryer I see.

Hope you had a good day at work Tony. See ya soon!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 26, 2012 at 8:51pm

Hey guys, just back from work. Hope everyone had a great day. The above pic is from my friend Kari. She has a blind sphinx she adopted. His name is Georgie. She said I could share him with ya'll. He is very sweet, likes everyone he meets. Will come up to you, feel around to find your legs, and if you are sitting, he will jump into your lap. He will NOT be ignored, lol! First sphinx I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He's great.

Melinda and Steph, am reposting your pics. Love 'em. Thanks.

FA, love the shuttle pics. Definitely taking them ( Nerdy McNerd Nerd here, love that kind of stuff. I envy that you get to see it up close, my friend).

Signing off for now, temporarily. Peace my friends.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 26, 2012 at 6:41pm

Flying Atheist, it would have been nice if they'd flown Endeavour over that hill behind the sign, then we might have been able to get a glimpse of it!  Damn-damn-damn!  (Actually, I would have liked to have seen a shuttle lift-off with my own eyes just once.  A friend was working in Orlando during the early years of the STS...or whatever...program, and got to see 2 lift-offs.  He said it was heart-stoppingly indescribable.  You could feel it in your bones, even from 5 miles away.)

Steph, do I hafta pay sales tax on that kitteh now?  (I don't think adoption fees are taxable....yet.  But Jerry Brown is trying to make up for the financial mess that Swarzengroper created.  The jerk who said he was so rich that CA would never go bankrupt!  Testosterone poisoning.)

I don't know about other states, but Californians didn't have to pay sales tax for Amazon mdse until a week or two ago.  (I just ordered some used books from Half.com...no tax.  Heh-heh-heh!)

 

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