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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Oct 20. 15 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 17. 2 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

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 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

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Comment by sk8eycat on March 10, 2014 at 2:15am

Looks like the whole Pacific Plate is squirming around


How did you get those quake marker dots and plate boundaries on Google Earth?  I tried and my screen froze.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2014 at 2:08am

Whole Earth plate tectonics. 

Red dots are today's quakes. 

yellow dotes are this past week's quakes. 

Comment by Plinius on March 10, 2014 at 2:06am

I hope you're all right Sk8eycat!

And yes Carl, we were glued to the screen when the old Cosmos was broadcast, and we saw it again on DVD. I'll miss Carl Sagan when I see the new series..

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2014 at 1:46am

Here is a closeup of the Eureka area:

Comment by sk8eycat on March 10, 2014 at 1:44am

There  were a couple of small quakes near Eureka some hours  before the big one hit offshore.  Seismologists said for years the there were no such things as "pre-quakes."  WRONG!

What scares me is that the southern end of the San Andreas has been "locked" for much too makes a "dog-leg" about 50 miles north of us. I DO NOT WANT to be here when that lets it will some day.

WHAT?!? 6.9 on teh Richter Scale? DO NOT WANT!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2014 at 1:39am

If my Google Earth is correct, the quakes occurred off the northern coast of CA near Eureka. There was a whole swarm of them along that fault line. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 10, 2014 at 1:18am

Chris, I'm really glad Cosmos is going to be broadcast world-wide.  I hope you enjoy it. Did you see the 1980 version with Carl Sagan?  I only saw it for the first time about three or four years ago when I rented the DVD's.  I missed it the first time around in 1980.   

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 10, 2014 at 1:13am

It's just past 1:00 AM here in Chicago, Sk8eycat.  I was just looking at the news headlines and saw that there have been earthquakes north and south of you.

I hope these don't trigger an effect by you.  I'm thinking about you.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 10, 2014 at 1:07am


Right where the San Andreas Fault intersects with another one...nobody's said anything about a coast-travelling tsunami...yet.

Comment by Plinius on March 10, 2014 at 12:58am

Will be here in a week, I'll watch it.


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