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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 1:34pm

Oh, so they were on TV, just not a series.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 12, 2014 at 1:24pm

Spud, when I was a kid, I used to watch Francis the Talking Mule movies on TV Saturday afternoons.  Those and the Bowery Boys.   

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 1:10pm

Speaking of a bad memory, I just looked on Wikipedia and found-out that Francis the Talking Mule was not on TV, but was in movies and in a comic strip.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 12, 2014 at 1:09pm

Even though my name is Carl, a group of girls used to call me Carlton the Doorman (the guy who always spoke over the intercom on the Rhoda TV show.)  I used to HATE being called that. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 1:04pm

Being teased is not fun!  I remember being teased at grade school because my name is Francis, and "Francis the Talking Mule" was on TV at the time.

My memory is not good that many years ago, but I don't remember being very upset at that teasing.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 11:58am

I like Patch Adams, Jumanji, Awakenings, Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Mork & Mindy, and Bicentennial Man,  but my favorite is one that most people don't care for, Popeye.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 12, 2014 at 8:58am

Patch Adams

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 12, 2014 at 8:51am

Patch Adams?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 12, 2014 at 8:43am

I was never a big fan of the standup routines by Robin Williams but he was outstanding in many of his movie roles, both comedic and dramatic.  Dead Poets Society and Mrs. Doubtfire are two that immediately come to mind.  Comedians often excel in dramatic roles. 

Comment by Randall Smith on August 12, 2014 at 7:38am

So many comedians have suffered with depression. It's sorta like the "jolly fat person" persona--a form of compensation. I always thought Williams was trying too hard to be funny. He's at peace now.

 

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