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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 Pat on September 24, 2012 at 11:46am

@Ian - Security also varies on flights in the US. I've had things clear security checks in St. Louis and Philadelphia that were considered red flags in Las Vegas and Nashville. And, the one that cleared in St. Louis and was seized in Las Vegas was a tube of toothpaste, of all things. Just depends on the where you're at and what agent you have to clear.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 24, 2012 at 11:37am

something lethal, like baby poop.  Hahaha.

HRNK!  Hhahaha

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 24, 2012 at 11:35am

Steph, I love that Totoro "cat bus" cat carrier! (And thanks for the canine greetings too.)

Ruth, a friend described the sound of the Great Highland Pipes -- when in tune and played well -- as a glorious screech. Bagpipes and bombardes (a deceptively small, innocent-looking folk oboe with the decibel level of a smoke alarm) long predate Marshall stacks and amps that go up to 11!

("Loud Bagpipes" from the Cafepress store BagpipeStuff)

There actually are many kinds of smaller, softer bagpipes that can be played indoors with other instruments, no ear protection required.

Comment by Steph S. on September 24, 2012 at 6:00am

Have a great day everyone!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 24, 2012 at 3:03am

The Scottish Dizzy Gillespie :D

I'm lucky that the metal in my ankle is titanium. That doesn't set off alarms. My experience is that security varies on flights within Europe. A lot does depend on who's on duty that day. I think that flights to America from Europe are watched more carefully than others, basically because it HAS happened, although that's no excuse for stupidity.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 24, 2012 at 1:37am

Hmmm... I have some metal in my spine...  But I have no desire to go to the local airport after they named it for Bob Hope.  Amelia Earhart flew in and out of there more times than he ever did....

Frankly, I didn't (and don't) know why they couldn't just call it "Burbank Airport."  That's where it IS.  Where the eff is "Bob Hope"? In a cemetary somewhere.  BFD.

Comment by Plinius on September 24, 2012 at 12:05am

Bomb implants - that's a funny one! We've been to London this year, and forgot to mention at the airport that my partner has got a lot of metal in his body after a broken pelvis and hip replacement. Screaming alarums, they searched him three times over and he was treated with deep suspicion. Once we were on the plane we couldn't stop laughing.. 

Comment by Steph S. on September 23, 2012 at 11:28pm
That's funny LOL Ruth!
They will think of even more invasive scans and searches Ian.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 23, 2012 at 11:24pm

Sweet music for your bedtime relaxation.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 23, 2012 at 10:00pm

The next threat is said to be bomb implants, put in place by a surgeon. Imagine what kinds of examination/search that will lead to. :(

 

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