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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 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 Joan Denoo on October 21, 2017 at 12:05am

@Chris, I wrote you a personal message and received part of an answer from you but could not find the end of the first sentence or further information.

I/we are concerned about your safety and situation. When you have time, we very much would like to know how you are. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 20, 2017 at 11:57pm

Patricia, it seems you have the needed equipment to help you through the recovery. A toilet riser and a bath bench feel good to me, and I don't have a hip problem (knock on wood!). Getting expert help may be more of a challenge; I hope you find someone you like and who knows what he or she is doing. 

I was extremely fortunate in finding help when I cared for Dad his last seven years. Her name was Vicky and a real jewel. 

How do you feel about the spinal? Not everyone wants to be awake during surgery. I usually ask if I can watch and the doctors reply, "Sure!" and I wake up after the doctor completes the surgical process. I want to watch a colonoscopy and slip into slumber every time. The doctor allowed me to see the incision after he cut my hands for carpal tunnel surgery. That was interesting to look at the bones, muscles, and ligaments of my hands/wrists.  

Ian, undoubtedly, your experience working with people gives you some insight into peoples' pain and recovery styles. 

Comment by Patricia on October 20, 2017 at 11:47pm

Anything is better than this ongoing agony, Ian, & I will do whatever I'm told to get the best result. 4 or 5 years of torture is already more than enough.

Comment by Patricia on October 20, 2017 at 11:35pm

Yes, I pretty much can Chris.

The freezer, laundry, & cat litter, are downstairs, but Rick can take care of those needs for awhile until his surgery, & then neighbours may help too.

Infection is a possibility, & I am prone to them so have to be extra diligent.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 20, 2017 at 11:34pm

Yes, there are a lot of 'dos' and 'don'ts' with that, Patricia. I've experienced people with dementia making the quickest recovery simply because they didn't understand the 'don'ts' and forged ahead. I wouldn't advise that, though. Slow and steady is the most reliable. And most people are pleased with the results, not least because of the relief from grinding pain.

Comment by Plinius on October 20, 2017 at 11:28pm

Heavy work, Patricia! Can you live on one floor for as long as necessary? The dislocation thing must be taken very seriously, I know. Downstairs lives a very impatient woman with a similar hip problem, she has dislocated it four times now. Every time the ambulance comes with the fire department and a lifting platform to get her from her flat... 

Not an operation to look forward to, but I hope you'll be better because of it! 

Comment by Patricia on October 20, 2017 at 10:24pm

Update for my hip replacement surgery....
Its a lot more involved than I ever thought. I have to start physio the day after surgery, I cannot bend any more than 90*, cannot twist, have to sit on something where my knees are lower than my hips, need a toilet riser which I have, a bath bench which I have, need household help for a minimum of 3 months with recovery taking a year. When I get to start using stairs it can only be once a day. They dislocate the hip during replacement so dislocating it for months after surgery is a very real possibility. I will get a spinal so will be awake through the operation......YIKES!!!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 19, 2017 at 2:50pm

That's a great move by the brewery. I hope it works.

I've been out and about looking at art. An exhibition of photos by Cindy Sherman and one of paintings by 'Bacon, Freud and the London Painters'. Both shows are very good.

Comment by Patricia on October 19, 2017 at 2:16pm

Not that I've seen, & its been a long time now. Have been wondering & some concerned for days.

Comment by Plinius on October 19, 2017 at 1:10pm

Has no one news about Chris from California?

 

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