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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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 2. 28 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

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 Idaho Spud on November 11, 2012 at 11:31am

Wouldn't want to meet that Canadian street gang.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 11, 2012 at 10:07am

I don't know Melinda. Could very well be. Also could be staged. It's from a "foodie" site, Slice of Life. They post photos that are staged. Some more examples;

and this;

another one;

all these are beautiful still life type photos, so they are staged. Just makes me wonder if the gourds/melons are also.

Whatever, it is beautiful. I like it!

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 11, 2012 at 9:21am

A gourd/squash/melon arbor. My question, how did they do that? Get them to grow that way?

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 2:13am

Ian, what a horrid thing to happen to that man! How cruel. Jeez from where do they, KKK, think in those terms? It is just beyond my understanding. Well, we know the Radical Right is way off base, but I had no idea that far off. 
Steph, a nice scene for going off to bed.
Patricia, those bears look so warm and cuddly, even as I know better. 

Well, it is bedtime and I have had a wonderful day. The snow is so pretty and today we had blue skies. Bitterly cold and very beautiful. 

Night, Night. 



Comment by Plinius on November 11, 2012 at 1:53am

That's horrible, Ian. But it seems smashing someone's spine is not a handy way to make him change heart again.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 11, 2012 at 12:51am

A change of heart can be a dangerous thing. One Wizard of the KKK saw the error of his ways after many conversations with a Danish photographer and started preaching peace, love and understanding. He still does, but from a wheelchair. His former "brothers" smashed his spine.

Thanks for the posts everyone.

Comment by Steph S. on November 11, 2012 at 12:14am

That's real cute Patricia!

Sweet dreams my wonderful friends.

Thanks for the link Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 10, 2012 at 4:38pm

When I was high school, 60+ years ago, we had Knight's Diner, a refurbished railroad car, with the best hamburgers in town for $1.25. We couldn't afford to go often, but once in a while we splurged and enjoyed the nice fat, juicy, well endowed hamburger. 
Frank's Diner is in the same location and makes the very best fried cod in town!  Nice and greasy, loaded with batter that turns into a crisp coat when deep fried. Couple of times a year, maybe, and it is well worth the splurge. 

Years ago the infrequent visits were because of money, now it is because of high fat, carbohydrates, and salt. 

The more things change, the more they stay the same. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 10, 2012 at 4:20pm

booklover, I can easily see how memes work to put a suggestion in a mind, so by focusing on negative, our mind thinks of the negative. If that is true, then by focusing on a positive, or silly, or ridiculous meme would that act as a seed of thought? 

For example, if we had memes of NOMs that poked fun or ridiculed those who oppose same sex marriages, i.e. National Organization for Marriage, would that help or hurt? 

"Religions have every right to exclude whom they want to exclude, but it’s the state and federal governments which should either not be in the marriage game at all or allow every citizen to participate.
Read more at http://hypervocal.com/news/2011/anti-gay-national-organization-for-..."

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 10, 2012 at 3:26pm

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) 

What is that all really about? Why do they obsess about such a matter? 

Who cares who marries whom?

 

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