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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Grinning Cat on September 12, 2017 at 3:10pm

Thanks for the photos, Patricia!

Bertold, I'll skip the kicking... but isn't there some magic latte or something that would turn the pastor atheist? :)

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 3:06pm

This is the original photo before I cropped it to bring it in closer....

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 3:01pm

Thomas,

I took that photo at dusk through my bedroom window, so its not the best. I didn't want to open the back door & spook him or likely wouldn't have gotten the pic. Plus.....the bedroom window was closer to him.

Yes, animal rescue has been & is going on all the time. We have sources of water everywhere here, so they don't have far to go to find it. Springs, creeks, & the whole lake is within walking distance of everyone in town.

Williams Lake

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/27/4f/f8/274ff8302890ab48b5cf85d95447ac03.jpg

Scout Island Sanctuary, in the lake itself.

Panoramio - Photo of Williams Lake, home of the famous ...

This is all within walking distance.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 12, 2017 at 2:44pm

 Patricia,

  My home has a year round stream in the backyard so we often get deers coming thru very early mornings and late evenings. These deers are very alert, light colored and sprightly.

  So your picture of the buck looks like he is worn out and seem to have soot on his fur. I am wondering if a lot of wild animals in your area will be needing help... food and water etc. Does B.C. have like wildlife rescues?

Comment by Ian Mason on September 12, 2017 at 2:37pm

I'm afraid not, Patricia but perhaps the 'Gay' in them will cause more suffering.

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 2:20pm

Do those boots have good thick steel toes?

We have deer around our yards all the time, & there is a doe lately with 2 fawns walking around the streets & into our yards. Last spring, we had 5 coming around regularly. We never interfere with them other than taking a photo now & then.

Good one Chris!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 12, 2017 at 10:58am

Lovely pictures/video in the latest posts.

Tea is the nearest thing there is to a universal panacea.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 12, 2017 at 10:56am

Berold, perhaps a pair of rainbow Doc Martens would be the right tool for the (kicking) job.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 12, 2017 at 9:39am

Bertold, with people like Pastor Rick you cannot even begin to make counter arguments with them until they have at least received a basic introductory education on several topics.  Otherwise, it's like talking calculus to a first grader.      

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 12, 2017 at 8:56am

Carl, you're so right - it boggles my mind that Pastor Rick presumes he knows the totality of not only what atheists think, but what they can think. And then there's the usual religionist trick of starting with the conclusion he wants and completely blowing off any chain of reasoning to get there. The only way to rebut this level of nonsense is a good swift kick to the testicles.

 

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