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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 Randall Smith on November 24, 2017 at 7:23am

For real, Ian? Gutsy.

I'm lucky. Living in "the country", I don't get many solicitors or proselytes. I like the idea of charging them by the minute.

Comment by Plinius on November 24, 2017 at 4:10am

I like it, Ian, a good realistic idea and image.

Comment by Chris on November 24, 2017 at 1:47am

Royal Air Force?,

Through adversity to the stars.
Comment by Ian Mason on November 24, 2017 at 12:53am

I've had a tattoo done. Sisyphos and the daily struggle for a better life.

Comment by Chris on November 23, 2017 at 9:16pm

Regarding ancestory.

There is a bible that belonged to my great great great grandmother - and likley before that containded family history going back to 1620. It's interesting that some family members corilated most of that information.  

My brother and I spoke about finding more details. 

Elils Island and census records should be available in the public record without the help of Ansestory commercial web sites.

Going further into church records from England, Scandanavia,  Contental/Eastern Europe,  Asia and elesewhere would be interesting.

The story of of ancestors should be more important than DNA history.  I have a book my great great grandmother wrote after arrival to the U.S that tells the story of the family.  It would be interesting to know prior personal histories.

I didn't know that Ancestory.com was a mormon production.  It's great  If mormons are collecting that information.

Comment by Patricia on November 23, 2017 at 5:57pm

I don't think any amount would be enough to cover the vomiting.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 23, 2017 at 5:55pm

Good one Patricia.   For $300 per hour, I just might be able to listen to the Bull-Shit.  On second thought, I would demand about 10 times that amount.

Comment by Patricia on November 23, 2017 at 5:12pm

Comment by Patricia on November 23, 2017 at 5:10pm

That's about it in a nutshell.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 23, 2017 at 5:09pm

 

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