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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 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 Patricia on October 9, 2017 at 7:07pm

We're ok Joan. Just getting a bit nervous about the hip replacement on the 27th.

Rick's implant replacement is postponed until the alarms sound, & the cardiologist thinks it may be 3 months or so. At least that gives me some recovery time before his turn.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 9, 2017 at 6:58pm

That's great, Patricia. Thank you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 9, 2017 at 6:13pm

Thinking of you Patricia & Rick. I hope all is going well. 

Comment by Patricia on October 9, 2017 at 4:25pm

Comment by Ian Mason on October 9, 2017 at 2:32pm

Stay safe, Chris. Leave if you have to.

Comment by Patricia on October 9, 2017 at 1:25pm

Been there done that, not fun. Be safe!

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 9, 2017 at 1:14pm

Chris, a big part of the denial is the desire to hold on to axioms like "the free market will solve all problems", "profit is always good", and "regulations are bad" without cognitive dissonance.

I hope you and other people living there will be OK!

Comment by Chris on October 9, 2017 at 4:37am

There is a fire near by. Ashes are fluttering around my house and it's very smokey.

UPDATE: wind-blown fires on Atlas Peak, Partrick Road and in Calist...

Why do many people deny that climiate change is antropogenic?

Comment by Chris on October 7, 2017 at 12:56am

There isn't much originality in Hollywood movies. The storyline is basically the same.How many different formats do they have? 

Occationally an interesting movie is produced.

There has to be many good screenplay writers  who aren't tapped into.  Foreign and Independent films are more interesting than Hollywood movies to me. I'd rather read captions than watch another sequil.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 6, 2017 at 11:25pm

Bertold, I really like the original Blade Runner and have been looking forward to seeing "2049."  I've heard good things about it, including that it successfully recreates the dark mood of the original.  I guess I'm glad that they opted to continue with a new storyline off of the original premise, rather than making an out-and-out remake.

 

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