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bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 13 hours ago. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 12, 2013 at 3:55pm
My computer is running dreadfully slowly, so I leave you with a little sight and sound candy.
Symphony of Science - The Poetry of Reality (An Anthem for Science)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9Cd36WJ79z4
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 12, 2013 at 3:55pm
My computer is running dreadfully slowly, so I leave you with a little sight and sound candy.
Symphony of Science - The Poetry of Reality (An Anthem for Science)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9Cd36WJ79z4
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 12, 2013 at 3:00pm
Felaine, I am very sorry to learn Hairy Jerry has a thyroid cancer. Hopefully, you will have good books to read while you are gone; not very satisfying to watch distractions on TV. I will be thinking of you.
Comment by sk8eycat on April 12, 2013 at 2:29pm

Announcement: I haven't been around much because my brayne has fallen out.  I was finally able to get Hairy Jerry to the vet yesterday, and she confirmed my uneducated fears...he has thyroid cancer, and palliative care is the only humane way to go.  (The biopsy results aren't back yet, but his condition is obvious, even to me.)

So....I'm getting prednisone mixed with a trans-derm gel for him...you just rub a dab inside the ear, which is a helluva lot better than trying to force a pill down his throat at regular intervals.

But Felaine is NOT a happy camper right now, and I have about 10,000 chores to take care of before I leave for Sue's to house-sit till the 25th or 26th. No computer there, so I'll be raiding her library, watching TV (something I rarely do at home), and worrying.  My JW sister takes care of the cats when I'm not home.

I'll pop back in here to wave bye-bye before I leave on sunday.

Comment by Steph S. on April 12, 2013 at 10:57am

I love Grumpy Cat!

He is so adorable.

He is all over the Internet too.

Comment by Steph S. on April 12, 2013 at 10:55am

It's Friday!!

I hope everyone is going good.

It's beautiful weather today.

I hope to enjoy the weather tomorrow and go outside hiking.

I need some fresh air.

Group hug!

Comment by sk8eycat on April 11, 2013 at 7:10pm

Joan, That buff-faced Bantam Chick looks SO much like Big Bird! Except for the feet. 

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2013 at 5:17pm

Ruth I love the babies with the day of the week face. Well Friday is almost here! YAY! : )

Melinda, your animals already approve the new bed - nice.

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2013 at 5:15pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 11, 2013 at 2:54pm

Thought you'd appreciate this.

 

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