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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 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 Grinning Cat on October 5, 2012 at 1:19am

Thanks, Steph!

Booklover, in theology, might the black cat that isn't there also be invisible and pink? (Maybe it's sleeping furiously.)

Comment by Steph S. on October 4, 2012 at 11:48pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 4, 2012 at 10:57pm

Thanks so much Tony! That was very thoughtful and sweet of you.

Wow- so Halloween is now number 3 holiday in US?
Cool

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 4, 2012 at 10:36pm

You're very welcome, Steph. Yes, I did have you in mind when I saw it.

As to Halloween, read an article at Huff Post, if I remember correctly, that Halloween has overtaken the 4th of July as the 3rd most popular holiday in the U.S.,which makes it #3 (with a bullet, hahaha). So, enjoy!

Comment by Steph S. on October 4, 2012 at 10:31pm

Hope everyone is having a good day.

Tomorrow is Friday!!

YAY.

Comment by Steph S. on October 4, 2012 at 10:29pm

Tony a black orchid - how wonderful. Black is my favorite color!

Thank you Tony for the black flower - so sweet of you!

Oh and I just love Halloween - my favorite holiday!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 4, 2012 at 10:25pm

Hey Melinda. We're still here. Personally, been kinda busy. Make that alot busy. Anyway, for Halloween (and my goth friends), which is coming up very soon;

This is the Dracula Vampira Orchid, aka the Dracula Raven. Quite stunning. They can also be white to yellowish, but black is the most prominent color.

Comment by Steph S. on October 4, 2012 at 10:16pm

Oh I love black cats booklover - thanks!

Oh booklover - you found that cat mocking me pic!

I love that one!

I have been using it. We must be thinking alike or something, : )

Comment by Steph S. on October 3, 2012 at 6:20am

Oh how beautiful Patricia!

I love that picture of the stream and flowers.

Morning everyone - about to leave for work and school.

Hope everyone has a good day.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 2, 2012 at 11:08pm

Thanks, everyone, for a great start to the day. I always come here first and you never let me down - there's always something to make me smile. 

Stealing the "steering cat".

 

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