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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever yesterday. 37 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 Joan Denoo on February 16, 2013 at 1:41am
Well, dear friends, time for bed. I hope your sleep gives you rest and the weekend bring you renewal. Here is a little sky thing to send you to dreamland.
The Center of all Things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzKZb3qHyXk&list=WL3DB291F0C3DC...

We are part of something magnificent and we are awake.
Comment by Plinius on February 16, 2013 at 1:17am

Thanks Melinda! I tend to say little on average, but I enjoy the company here very much! Have a wonderful weekend, all of you!

And now I'll stop the exclamation marks and go back to the grindstone: I'll start a new class next week and I've found someone who wanted extra lessons, so there's extra preparation to do, lessons to write and on top of that the usual things, but I'm glad to have more work with the financial troubles in this country...

Comment by Ian Mason on February 16, 2013 at 12:59am

What kind words, Melinda. Hugs to you too. Have a happy weekend all 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 15, 2013 at 10:49pm

A lovely video, Loren. But Thunderf00t does not have my vote. Mostly I hear about him opposing Atheism+. Yes, Horray for Friday. Thanks for the exuberance, booklover. LOL on the humorous breakfast, Patricia. We had a lovely day here in PA, 57°. Enjoy your weekend, all!

Comment by Lillie on February 15, 2013 at 9:03pm

Speaking of restrooms, I'll bet those people on that crippled cruise ship wished they had help with a working restroom.

Comment by John Lynch on February 15, 2013 at 7:19am

The music was mesmerizing. Great video.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 15, 2013 at 6:20am

As atheists go, Thunderf00t is among the sharper tacks in the box ... but sometimes, he can also be downright poetic and artistic:






Please enjoy.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2013 at 5:57pm

ROFL Great job description, Loren.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2013 at 5:12pm

Loren, you hit the target once again!

Comment by Loren Miller on February 14, 2013 at 4:32pm

 

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