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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 Bertold Brautigan on September 11, 2017 at 6:02pm

In case anyone's in the mood for a dose of good old-fashioned ignorant, monumentally arrogant pre-suppositionalism, here's a lovely little piece guaranteed to make you puke.

Why There Is No Such Thing as a Good Atheist
By Pastor Rick Henderson


Huffpost

Comment by Patricia on September 10, 2017 at 4:58pm

Yes, the smoke stretches for many kilometers/miles.

FACTSHEET:

The wildfire situation is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

Fires:

  • There are currently 166 wildfires burning in British Columbia.
  • Since April 1, 2017, there have been a total of 1,225 wildfires in the province that have burned approximately 1,168,910 hectares.
  • Detailed information on wildfires of note is updated throughout the day at: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfiresofnote

Crews and equipment:

  • There are 3,087 firefighters and other personnel currently fighting the fires. This includes:
    • 303 from out of province
    • 1,413 contractors
  • There are 128 helicopters and planes supporting ground crews to fight the British Columbia fires.  

Evacuations and impact:

  • There are currently 15 evacuation orders and 29 evacuation alerts related to wildfires. For further information, visit: https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/
  • Evacuation routes are determined by local governments in consultation with the BC Wildfire Service.
  • There are approximately 4,302 current evacuees due to wildfires.

1168910 hectares = 4513.187 square miles

Area burned larger than the state of Ohio, & still burning.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 10, 2017 at 3:36pm

Patricia,

Fortunately for me, there was a time when I drove across America some 13 times and realized just how vast land can be that a map really do not show. So looking at your B.C. map of fires and I am seeing a vast chimney bellowing smoke all over the world. 

Comment by Patricia on September 10, 2017 at 3:17pm

Unfortunately, that map doesn't show the ones on Vancouver Island, nor the ones that are now out.

Comment by Patricia on September 10, 2017 at 3:15pm

Yes, Canada is large & BC is just one province. Many don't know just how large it is here, & from my town to Vancouver is about an 8 hour drive & we're not even halfway up the province.

This may give you the scope of our wildfires when the whole province was under alert!

Comment by Patricia on September 10, 2017 at 3:05pm

Canada is large & BC is just one province. Many have no idea how big it is here. For instance, from my city of Williams Lake to Vancouver is about an 8 hour drive, & we aren't even halfway up the province.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 10, 2017 at 2:59pm

Patricia,

Thanks for the post map of B.C. superimpose over California. The magnitude of the B.C. landmass is overwhelming. I didn't realized the extent until you showed the map.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 10, 2017 at 2:27pm

Ian,

As long as we continue to have these religious climate deniers nuts in our government, the longer it will take to recover. Sort of like cancer... it goes into remission but later metastasize into another generation of religious wackos. The Besty De Vos Prince family is a fine example, or Ted Cruz.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 10, 2017 at 1:49pm

Less and less of the world is fit for human habitation. What a mess people have made of it and those who try to change things are still ridiculed as 'tree huggers'. How bad does the situation have to get before the great mass of people begin to DEMAND that the Earth be respected?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 10, 2017 at 1:33pm

Those of you in the Pacific Northwest might want to read this.

 

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