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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 30. 42 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

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 13. 9 Replies

Hilarious Must Read Letter To The Citizens Of The United States Of America From Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Published by BhaviniA MESSAGE FROM THE QUEENTo all the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen…Continue

Consumers do not see this coming

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Meri Weathers Jul 11. 5 Replies

GRAIN & FOOD PRICES TO SOAR! China Trade, Farmers, Weather, and GSMWhat can I do to be more self-sufficient? 1. grow more of my food,2. eat lower on the food chain,3. find simple, less expensive pleasures, 4. build support community, 5. prepare…Continue

Tags: community, farmers, poverty

Evangelicals Breaking Up with Jesus (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 28. 10 Replies

Has evangelical Christianity lost sight of Christ?  Seems to me that there are a whole lot of evangelical Christians who are presuming to represent Jesus by not representing him or misrepresenting him or – let's be honest here – talking out of their…Continue

Tags: Franklin, Graham, Trump, Jesus, America's Best Christian

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 27. 15 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

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 24. 21 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

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Comment by Randall Smith on December 26, 2017 at 7:18am

It pleases me to see more secular (i.e., sports) stuff on the telly shown on Xmas day than anything religious. From what I could tell, there was nothing associated with Christmas on TV, not even any old "cartoons" like Charlie Brown or Frosty the Snowman. No Mormon Tabernacle Choir, either. All the regular Monday shows were on with the addition of 2-3 football and 3-4 basketball games. This is a good sign for secularism.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 26, 2017 at 7:06am

I haven't taken well to coercion in recent years.  Anyone telling me I "have" to go to church might discover that they HAVE to go to the Emergency Room.  'Nuff said.

As for Christian Science, Seth Andrews did a more than a little disturbing expose on them and other cult-like Christian practices some time ago.  Worth your time, if on an empty stomach!

Comment by Plinius on December 26, 2017 at 6:50am

Very good, Ian! I wish we were that far in renewable energy, but still the wrong government. 

Comment by Chris on December 26, 2017 at 6:45am

Hello Dr.  Ernest Williamson III

Like Nancy Reagan said about drugs Just say NO.

Church can be avoidable if you limitt and restrict the time of the visit.  If you are going to eat dinner at the church rather than attend mass  then enjoy the meal and the company.

Comment by Dr. Ernest Williamson III yesterday

well everyone, i'm being forced to go to church today by my parents; i'm 40 years old by the way! Atheists and agnostics are still bound by majority rule in many respects; wish me luck!

Comment by Patricia on December 26, 2017 at 1:54am

Sounds good, Ian.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 26, 2017 at 1:51am

Some positive news. It seems that Denmark has run on 100 % wind power over Xmas. There's always high domestic consumption at this time of year but that has to be set against industry being mostly shut down for the holidays. Still, a positive message.

Comment by Chris on December 26, 2017 at 12:43am

I lived across the street and one house away from a Penticostical church. Fortunately I lived downhill so I wasn't subjected to the boom boom noise my neighbor was.

I would have been in noise battles as much if I lived where my neighbor lived.

The church was in session four evenings a week. They provided day care for children. The kids and children were okay and played around.

I got along okay with the preacher and people who attended his church however constantly asked the preacher to keep his low frequency music down (mainly for my neighbors sake who I visited dailly.

Unfortunately the problem was solved shortly after the preacher took a bunch of practicitioners about thirty miles away for tobaggan rides.

The preacher's Tobaggan ran into a tree. He acted like a airbag so the kids, and others behind him weren't injured.

The Preacher was injured quite a bit, my neighbor and I tried to talk him into going to the doctor.

Unfortunately the preacher declined and said the practitioners will prey for him. He said, that's all he needs.

A couple of days later my neighbor and I tried to convince him to to go the hospital - again he refused saying god and his practitioners will take care of him.

Three months later he was unable to preach and the practitionsers for the most part stopped comming/going to his church. I felt sorry for that guy, cause I always like him. He never proslytized to me. I just didn't like the music.

The good news is the noisy music stopped rattling my and my neighbors house.

Christian Scientists.

The preacher stayed at the church with a few loyal practitiners visiting once in a while so he didn't loose his church.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 25, 2017 at 10:29pm

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. This can be a good time for catching up with family and friends and/or enjoying a time when the shops and businesses are closed and the world goes quiet for a while. Peace on the high street, if not the world.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 25, 2017 at 10:23pm

R'amen, Patricia.

Chris, that's a really good video.

Comment by Dr. Ernest Williamson III on December 25, 2017 at 5:50pm

oooh if the christians knew how many college kids died due to accidents and disease over the past 2 weeks; ooh would they be praising the "prince of peace" then ohh if they were conscious and awake and sober what a wonderful world this would be!

 

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