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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 39 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Idaho Spud on April 29, 2014 at 9:41am

Good helicopter flying Patricia.  I liked the landing especially.

I've never flown a helicopter, but have several model planes.  Didn't stay with it long enough to get good.  Crashed a lot.  My large model is still in pieces, patiently waiting for me to repair it.

I started when I was 65 years old.  Takes longer to learn than when you're young.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 29, 2014 at 2:51am

That looks like fun, Patricia. Easy to hear that it was a windy day.

After some thought I've decided that I need more time off. This time Istanbul, middle of May before the weather gets too hot. Long weekend in England at the beginning of June already booked. Some of the GB trip will include power-of-attourney tasks for my mother's affairs but also relaxation with family and an evening at The Globe theatre, Titus Andronicus. The future is bright-

Comment by Ian Mason on April 28, 2014 at 10:35pm

Welcome back, Patricia. A good weekend with family is balm for the spirit. Glad you enjoyed it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 9:07pm

Hi, Patricia.  Welcome back.  Glad you had a good weekend and visit with your son. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 6:44pm

I haven't watched any of My Inner Fish, but I definitely want to.  I've heard good things about it.  I like those kind of shows as well, k.h.  I'll probably catch up with it on the computer or on Netflix eventually.   

Comment by k.h. ky on April 28, 2014 at 6:08pm
That's cute fa, I used to draw the smiley faces on the bottom of my toes when my g daughters were very small. I just wish I had thought of the hat. That would have really made them giggle.
Comment by k.h. ky on April 28, 2014 at 6:02pm
Has anyone else been watching the new pbs series My Inner Fish? I'm enjoying learning that we share dna with fish, along with many other species. And our major bone structure. I like these types programs. Along with Cosmos of course.
Comment by Brent Feeney on April 28, 2014 at 5:06pm

*LOL* Sk8eycat!!! =)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 5:04pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 5:01pm

I'm happy to hear about your good news, Mindy!

 

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