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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 September 6, 2012 at 8:31pm

You all have been posting such fun stuff today, but I need to rant (sorry)

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My in-box has been crammed with begging e-mails from every pol who has my addy.  I just sent the following to ALL of them (not that I expect it to change anything, but it makes me feel better):
 
I'm not donating another dime until:
 
1) "god" (WHICH one?) is removed from the DNC platform.
2) Antonio Villaraigosa makes an apology for that farce of a voice vote Wednesday.
3) everybody makes it clear to the American people that our constitution is a SECULAR document with no mention of any gods whatsoever.
 
It would also be refreshing if just ONE speaker could refrain from "god-blessing" everything in sight.
 
Frances Elaine (See? I come by "Felaine" honestly )
Address
City, State, Zip
*****************************************

Now I'll go check out that "death ray" 

Thanks.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 6, 2012 at 5:03pm

I love the ray of death.  What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2012 at 3:22pm

"I don't under stand evolution!" Why is it any more difficult to believe that some sky spirit created Earth and all that inhabits it in six day and took the seventh off? Or believe dinosaurs and homo sapiens co-existed? Or believe the Earth is 6,000 years old +- whatever? Or believe that man was created to obey "god" and how do you define god? Or believe that Noah's flood created the Grand Canyon, or that some poor bloke lived inside the belly of a whale, or stones talk, or a man named Jesus is the son of god, born of a virgin, was crucified, died, was resurrected and ascended into heaven? or god punishes all who do not obey him and sends them to eternal damnation in a lake of fire and rewards those sheep who follow him with eternal life with relative who make no sense, or that one must be "born-again" to satisfy some unseeable being, or that there is no moral or ethical code without religion. 

You folks just make no sense to me and I am not interested in your people knocking on my door and calling me. I have very low regard for those who manipulate and exploit others using fear as a weapon instead of thinking reasonably. And above all else, keep your damnable beliefs out of science school rooms. Your message is just plain child abuse. 

Comment by Derek Bly on September 6, 2012 at 3:00pm

OK, Tony, I'm stealing the evolution posting and sharing it on FB. I've got FB friends in complete denial about evolution. In fact, I think I've 'lost' a couple of 'friends' because I post pro-evolution statements. Thanks for a funny look at the issue.


And didn't I see that woman at the Republican convention??

Comment by Derek Bly on September 6, 2012 at 2:58pm

Love the ray of death photo! But I kinda wish I could be lying there as another 'victim.'

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 6, 2012 at 10:21am

Even though this made me laugh, it pretty much hit the bullseye.

 

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 6, 2012 at 5:51am

Good morning, all. Day Lily/Fortnight Lily, aka, African Iris.

 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 6, 2012 at 1:14am

Hadn't seen that before, Patricia. It's very funny. Stealing.

Comment by Steph S. on September 5, 2012 at 10:41pm
Cool! Thank so very much!
I love the picture - it is funny!
I appreciate it!
Pleasant dreams everyone!
Comment by Tony Carroll on September 5, 2012 at 10:33pm

Hey Steph. This one made me laugh and think of you.

 

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