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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 Idaho Spud on March 20, 2018 at 4:56pm

That is thrilling news, Loren.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 20, 2018 at 4:46pm

Wow - congrats to you and your whole family Loren.

Comment by Patricia on March 20, 2018 at 4:39pm

WOW.....thats some fantastic news Loren!!!!!

Comment by Loren Miller on March 20, 2018 at 4:30pm

Oh, did I just get some MONSTER news from my kid!  Two line items, in fact:

  1. She has just been accepted into Georgetown University's graduate Intelligence program (and that's "intelligence" as in Langley!).
  2. She has just been hired by the news division of WRC, the NBC affiliate in – get this – WASHINGTON, DC!!!

Yeah, she's doing both things and yeah, it'll be a challenge, but it is PRECISELY what SHE wants to do ... and I am freaking THRILLED outta my brains for her!

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 20, 2018 at 4:05pm

It takes some incredibly twisted thinking to lie for jesus, when the buybull says all liers are going to burn in hell.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 20, 2018 at 1:42pm

Those jerks are apparently willing to do and/or claim anything in order to advance their bullshit.  The problem is that their credibility is probably on a par with a certain occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania, NW.  To a degree, they're probably trying more to salve their own belief rather than try to get others to buy into their crap, and in that regard, it's little different from Christian apologetics.

Challenged, this supposed conversion will dry up like a puddle in the Sahara, and we can get back to business.

Comment by Patricia on March 20, 2018 at 1:22pm

Oh here we go again!!!.........

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 20, 2018 at 12:35pm

Of course . . .

Patheos

Catholics Online Claim Stephen Hawking Experienced Deathbed Conversion

  • Liars for Jesus: In a pathetic attempt to prop up their corrupt religious superstition, some Catholics claim Stephen Hawking converted to Christianity after a blessing from Pope Francis before his death.
  • It is an all too common story: Christians often lie about a prominent atheist or freethinker experiencing a deathbed conversion after their death. For example, in 2016, Christian apologist Larry Alex Taunton claimed atheist Christopher Hitchens contemplated converting to Christianity on his deathbed.
  • In fact, the same sort of false narratives have been told about Charles Darwin, Oscar Wilde, and countless other freethinkers and atheists.
  • So it is not surprising that the faithful would attempt the same sort of smear after the death of legendary British theoretical physicist and intellectual g....

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Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2018 at 11:04pm

I like your new profile picture, Joan. With hair again!

Comment by Patricia on March 19, 2018 at 6:14pm

He is now. It took a long time after retirement but he's much better at taking breaks now. He also looks forward to his naps.

 

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