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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

11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 27, 2018 at 6:59pm

Tom, as the great philosopher, Yoda, said,

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 27, 2018 at 5:52pm

Error:

The fellow I have been following since the 2017-18 crash

should read 

The fellow I have been following since the 2007-08 crash

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 27, 2018 at 5:46pm

The fellow I have been following since the 2017-18 crash because he and only a few others published a caution. They included Steve Keen who was able to demonstrate the factors that led to the crash. 

"Keen opposes debt-dependent economics and over-investment in speculative assets such as property or shares. Commenting in BRW magazine, he argued: “This is how bubbles grow and burst and ignoring debt in this way is one of the great fallacies of modern economics.”

6 economists who predicted the global financial crisis.

Steve Keen - FINANCIAL CRISIS, TRUMP 2018-2019, CRASH IS NOW.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 27, 2018 at 4:19pm

Tom, I looked up Buffalo National River and it looks like paradise! Randy has a keen sense of great places to volunteer. I hope he writes about his experiences. 

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on April 27, 2018 at 1:06am

More about where Randall will be:

The crystal clear waters of the Buffalo National River flow past sheer bluffs of ancient limestone and sandstone, towering as high as 590 feet above the water, setting a captivating backdrop for this week of trail work. The Buffalo is among the most scenic rivers in the interior United States and is America's first National River. The Buffalo meanders 153 miles, past forested hillsides, mountains ringed with summit cliffs, shear limestone walls, and occasional valley bottoms settled before the Civil War. In a setting which could be described as fit for a fairytale, [Randall] will see glens that trap noon shadows and hollows hiding curtains of ferns fed by secret waterfalls. With nearly 96,000 acres of protected public land along its route, the Buffalo is home to a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer and numerous small mammals, songbirds, and even a herd of elk.
...this is one of the more difficult active projects that we have so be prepared for steep hikes!

— Found on the Web

Comment by Patricia on April 26, 2018 at 10:33pm

Yes, one of the best I've seen.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 26, 2018 at 9:52pm

Brilliant Patricia - it's the quintessence of true christian love.

Comment by Patricia on April 26, 2018 at 9:34pm

Sounds like a true story, hope it made some people think........

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Comment by Loren Miller on April 26, 2018 at 6:35pm

Christina, if you're looking for appropriate apparel to confront said "religious b.s.," may I suggest something like this?  Evolvefish.com has all sorts of stuff like that!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 26, 2018 at 4:13pm

Ian, I like your spring pictures.

 

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