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Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

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

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Thomas Murray on September 22, 2017 at 7:00pm

  I am not sure if I would describe Linda Ronstadt an atheist. Even though she calls herself a "spiritual atheist" her other quote makes herself a more of a puzzle..at least  it was for me :

" I think there's mind in nature. There's a power in nature, and there's a universal power that you'd better not ignore."

  Linda Ronstadt

Couldn't the above quote be ascribed to an intelligent design spook?

Carl,

 Thank you for the reminder to buy her CDs.  Does a person need to know Spanish to enjoy her Spanish CD releases?

Pinius,

That was a pretty rainbow bridge.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 22, 2017 at 12:26am

Joan, Kvium is an artist who shows humanity the side of itself it would rather ignore. And Maya Angelou is probably the most powerful poet of a generation. She and Toni Morrison stand above the rest in so many ways.

Love the cat, Ruth.

The Guardian article is interesting, although its definitions and conclusions are debatable.

Comment by Plinius on September 21, 2017 at 11:42pm

Thanks for the link, Ian!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 21, 2017 at 11:37pm

It's interesting what little gems pop up in my YouTube recomendations.

From 1997...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 21, 2017 at 10:50pm

Kathy, basically I'm doing well.  Suffering from bouts of insomnia and a bit of anxiety, but generally OK.  Thanks for asking.  :)

Ian, interesting article.  I can't say I'm on board with all of the author's points.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 21, 2017 at 10:04pm

Thanks for the delusion/psychosis distinction, Ian.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 21, 2017 at 9:59pm

Good night, All!

from cheezburger

Comment by Ian Mason on September 21, 2017 at 9:57pm
Comment by Ian Mason on September 21, 2017 at 9:47pm

Lovely rainbow, Chris.

Carl, as the waters rise, the winds blow and Trump speaks, that's getting more accurate.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 21, 2017 at 9:12pm
Carl, that's perfect.

And how are you doing?
 

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