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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 Steph S. on January 5, 2013 at 2:31pm

What cute photos and sharing! I am so glad to visit here.

Love the lols booklover - love the dog with kittens and staring contest cat.

Joan I love the Nebraska poem. It's funny.

Duncan is a cute cat Felaine.

Thanks for the memories about your AGVA memories Felaine.

I hope everyone is doing well.

HUGS to you all.

Comment by booklover on January 5, 2013 at 2:30pm

Comment by booklover on January 5, 2013 at 2:28pm

Cute LOL cat Steph!

Comment by Steph S. on January 5, 2013 at 2:22pm

Comment by booklover on January 5, 2013 at 8:37am

lol Joan :)

Comment by sk8eycat on January 5, 2013 at 3:32am

Memories:

 
From a friend who moved up to the Bay area about 20 years ago...I wish the writer of the article hadn't been so sneeringly snotty about ice shows, and I'd really like to see the entire collection of photos from the Chronicle's "morgue." Follies rehearsed and opened the new season show in SF for years; it was considered their "home."
 
Holiday did not play San Francisco, but we opened a "new" arena in Oakland from xmas 1967 through New Year's day 1968.  There must be HOI publicity pics in that collection somewhere.
 
Most of us did stay in hotels in SF, and the company provided a bus to take us across the Bay Bridge to Oakland every night.  We spent our days being tourists, including checking out Haight-Ashbury in its hippie heyday.  The art galleries were fun, but the real hippies were just depressing.  But I am glad I saw it all.
 
I would like to explain to the "journalist" who wrote this thing why so many of us were willing to work in these shows for AGVA minimum wages, stay in sleazy hotels, live out of suitcases for 10 months a year, and smile every second we were on the ice.  We loved it!
 
Felaine
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Comment by sk8eycat on January 5, 2013 at 3:29am

Oh, owtch!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 5, 2013 at 2:36am

It is winter in Nebraska

And the gentle breezes blow, 

70 miles per hour at 32 below! 

Oh, how I love Nebraska 

When the snow's up to your butt; 

You take a breath of winter air 

And your nose is frozen shut. 

Yes, the weather here is wonderful, 

You may think I'm a fool. 

I could never leave  Nebraska, 

Cause I'm frozen to the stool.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 4, 2013 at 7:43pm

Oh, thanks, everybody!  I really missed you all.

I did at least one stupid thing...I forgot to take my camera, so I don't have any recent photos of Duncan, and Sue (Duncan's "mom") has a new, funny-looking pitcher ... cat-shaped, of course.  I love it, and wanted to share it with all of you.  The style sort of reminded me of Searle's cats....goofy.  But....Sue is going to the Tucson Gem and Mineral extravaganza for a couple of days in mid-February, so.....I will take my camera!

This is a photoI took of Duncan a couple of years ago...before he put on a lot of weight...he doesn't remind me of Fred Astaire anymore:

I'm puttin on my top hat...

Comment by booklover on January 4, 2013 at 7:51am

Good Morning to you too Steph, and Felaine~ really glad you're back!

Everybody have a good Friday!~ Melinda

 

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