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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 24, 2013 at 8:51pm

Joan, I like this picture of Tippi best.

Interesting Pagan costumes, Flying Atheist. Thanks.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 8:37pm

Tippi of Africa: Girl Who Grew Up With Wild Animals 

http://www.demilked.com/tippi-of-africa-girl-who-grew-up-with-wild-...

Just think of the things this little girl learned, to be self-reliant, independent, trusting with discernment, and to take responsibility for herself while not provoking trouble. Her adversaries could eat her or walk on her or give her a python's squeeze. Her companions undoubtedly taught her things she would never learn anywhere else. I like those parents.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 8:26pm

Carl, I kind of took a liking to the creature with all the bells, but I would paint on a clown face with a red ball nose, and jingle as I made a big racket and peered in windows. No sinister demon for me. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2013 at 3:25pm

Yes, I especially love the tree as well, Joan.  Did you check out the other photos in the links?  Some are downright creepy.  The images of nightmares. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 2:51pm

Carl, perfect! May I join you? I like the green tree myself. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2013 at 2:32pm

I'm telling you.....if I had to be religious, I would be a pagan.  Check out these AWESOME pagan costumes. 

Many, many more in these two links:

http://www.demilked.com/european-pagan-costumes-wilder-mann-charles...

http://www.charlesfreger.com/works/index.php?UserSerie=Wilder%20Mann

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 12:09pm

Napoleon, great video! Fun watching trunk, ears, tai,l feet and body respond to rhythms. The other elephant had a fancy dance step! Wonderful! 

Steph, Your cat has good taste! 

Comment by Steph S. on October 24, 2013 at 11:26am

Napoleon - cool videos - I have a wildlife group if you would like to post them there.

Carl - love the Peanuts cartoon.

Booklover - really cute pic.

How's it going everyone?

Comment by Steph S. on October 24, 2013 at 11:24am

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 23, 2013 at 3:53pm
Carl, I very much like "Has it ever occurred to you that you might be wrong?!" My favorite line. Am reposting
 

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