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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Tony Carroll on September 30, 2012 at 9:37am

Okay, with Thanksgiving and the holidays fast approaching, this one made me laugh. Now I wonder, where does the whipped cream come from?

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 30, 2012 at 9:23am

Goooooood morning everyone!!! Lovely blasphemy day to all. Just getting up. Turned on tv to catch some news, first thing on was Joel Osteen! Aaaaaaahh! My eyes, my ears! It burns!

Anyway, I love Sunday mornings. Get to sleep in, get up and watch the news shows, eat donuts (can't go wrong with fried dough and sugar), take a nap, visit with my sisters, see my son and daughter-in-law. Life is good.

Grinning cat, that bird is beautiful. I will be taking it for my picture files.

FA, made me groan. I do love a play on words (pictures). Ha-ha.

sk8eycat, I hope they are orthodox swiss mice. After all, it IS the holey-one.

This is a tessellated rock formation at sunrise. From the island of Tasmania. Thought it was beautiful. Later guys.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 30, 2012 at 1:15am

Comment by sk8eycat on September 30, 2012 at 1:08am

Reminder: Sunday, Sept. 30 is INTERNATIONAL BLASPHEMY DAY!

What I would LOVE to do is picket a catholic church with a placard showing a grossly bloody crucifix superimposed on a communion wafer, with this caption: "Are you REALLY going to EAT that?"

Comment by Ian Mason on September 30, 2012 at 12:48am

Welcome, Stlcharliebrown.

So many beautiful things in the world. It's a wonderful life.

Comment by Steph S. on September 29, 2012 at 11:42pm

Tony lovely tree - how beautiful.

Love the Painted Bunting Grinning Cat.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2012 at 11:22pm

Good question, my first response is Transactional Analysis. According to The Free Dictionary: 


T/A

 Turnaround

T/A  Trading As
T/A  Time/Attendance
T/A  Traffic Analysis
T/A  Trans America
T/A  Tonsils/Adenoids
T/A  Training/Allowance
T/A  Team Assistance
T/A  Traction/Advantage (BF Goodrich)
T/A  Table of Allowance
T/A  Tie Fighter Advanced (Star Wars)
T/A  Tonsillectomy with/without Adenoidectomy

T/A

 Tons per Annum

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 29, 2012 at 11:03pm

And here's black and purple funeral bunting....

(Sorry.  Couldn't resist.)

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 29, 2012 at 10:13pm

Thanks, Tony!

Another in a series of "not photoshopped" sights, and which more directly ignores our tradition of cute kitties: the painted bunting.

(photo by Dan Pancamo on Wikimedia Commons, from flickr)

Comment by Lillie on September 29, 2012 at 5:05pm

Australia has the most amazing things.

 

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