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Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Wednesday. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

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

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 4 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2012 at 12:53am

Ruth, I am so glad to get your message and learn you seem to be over the worst of the storm. Did you mean to write "transformers"? That would be my guess. Glad you kept power. Still thinking about you and wishing you safety and comfort. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 30, 2012 at 12:34am

Just checking in. The worst seems to be over, and we didn't lose power. Just a few transients. Many others in our county did. So no flooded basement.

I was out of touch, busy bringing stuff up from the basement, just in case, filling buckets with water, cooking perishables, etc. I am really really happy we kept power.

Thanks for your concern.

Comment by Steph S. on October 29, 2012 at 10:49pm
Booklover - those Lolcats are soooooo funny! Love coming here!
You all are the best!
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2012 at 7:51pm

sk8eycat, exactly! on all points. I do wish we still had Ingersoll and Carlin!

By all means, take away tax exempt status. 

booklover, love your wise cat that sat!

The Flying Atheist, your statement bears repeating:

"Prayer:  when you care enough to do the very least." 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 29, 2012 at 7:32pm

Flying Atheist:  LOL!  I love it!  My all-time fave is Robert G. Ingersoll's "Hands that help are better far than lips that pray." 

We need Ingersoll and George Carlin NOW! 

HillBilly Graham-Cracker is taking out full-page ads (even in the Wall Street Journal!) telling people, "I strongly urge you to vote for candidates who support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and woman, protect the sanctity of life and defend our religious freedoms. The Bible speaks clearly on these crucial issues."

I hope that costs his organization its tax-exempt status.

The buybull does NOT say anything about ...how many wives a man can have, civil unions, or same-sex marriage (it only says that if two men have sex together, they must be executed...nice)...nor does it say anything at all about abortion. 

Hosea 13:16 tells Hebrew soldiers to rip up pregnant women with their swords....and to kill infants and children because their parents worship the wrong god(s).  I would not say that it "speaks clearly" about anything.  It certainly doesn't promote "freedom of religion."  It only promotes one religion.

Arrogant hypocrites.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2012 at 3:09pm

Silly! Prayer for rescue caused by faulty reasoning is just plain silly.
"Dear god, let me use up all the easy, cheap oil and make it possible to go for difficult and expensive oil!" "Dear god, do not cause us to suffer because of our foolishness!"

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 29, 2012 at 3:05pm

Prayer:  when you care enough to do the very least. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2012 at 3:00pm

People who pray for storm relief pray the wrong prayer. They should be praying, "What causes these changes in weather?' "Do human have responsibility in their choices for these changes?" "Is there anything I/we can do to bring about positive change?" "Give me the power to think and reason from evidence and not rely on dogma!"

Comment by sk8eycat on October 29, 2012 at 2:51pm

Here's a collection of comments from Massachusetts residents about the robot's bait-and-switch governorship. http://massknowsmitt.com/

In the meantime, I'm busy worrying about friends on the Other Coast, and wondering why The Usual Gang of Idiots still don't get it about climate change.  They're leaving comments on Yahoo Gnus about praying for the people in the storm's path.

NOTHING FAILS LIKE PRAYER!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2012 at 12:08pm

Steph & booklover, great photos. Here is a photo and article thanks to Jerry Coyne, physicist:

The never ending battle

 

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