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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 on Thursday. 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 Patricia on November 30, 2014 at 5:02pm

It all helps Felaine, lets hope it continues for awhile.

Comment by booklover on November 30, 2014 at 4:47pm
I hope it continues to rain for you, Felaine!!!
I'm so lazy today that I still have on my nightgown, and it's almost dinner time. :)
Comment by sk8eycat on November 30, 2014 at 4:35pm

Oh, wow!  It's raining!  Softly....barely.   More of a light drizzle.  But it seems to be soaking in, not running into the storm drains and out to sea.

I'm hoping this continues long enough to fill the reservoirs, and add a nice thick layer of snow to the mountains.  We desperately need it ALL!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 30, 2014 at 2:23am

Amazing skill with that ball, Patricia. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 30, 2014 at 12:08am

Patricia, that's a great video!  Incredible footwork. 

Comment by Patricia on November 29, 2014 at 6:42pm

So there!!!!!

Comment by Patricia on November 29, 2014 at 2:37pm

I did Randy, but had to be different with the spelling......Pungkin......I was a teen............

Comment by Deidre on November 29, 2014 at 1:07pm

haha I meant that post to go into the food group. lol!

Comment by Deidre on November 29, 2014 at 1:03pm

Greetings all. I made scones a few days ago, to take to friends as treats. (and keep some for me too) ^_^

First time I've ever made them, I followed a recipe from Food Network's Alton Brown. I learned what 'cut in butter' means. lol I never knew that. Make sure your butter is cold, and I used a mixer on low but probably would work even better with a pastry maker. But, I don't own one of those.

Here's the recipe:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/scones-recipe.html

Double the recipe if you want more than a dozen.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 29, 2014 at 12:22pm

We have had many red/orange cats over the years.  I wanted to name the one we had before Pumpkin "Lowell" after Percival Lowell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Lowell

Then I realized he would have to be neutered, and I named him Lyle instead, so that he could say his own name.  Turned out he DID say "lowell" when there was an intact tomcat prowling outside.

 

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