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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 Plinius on September 23, 2017 at 12:40am

Are you fleeing, Kathy? I've been expecting USA refugees for some time.. I still haven't got a car, but the busride from the airport is half an hour. I'll have coffee when you arrive.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 22, 2017 at 11:12pm

 kathy: ky you have my curiosity aroused: 

"Chris, I hope nobody has let the cat out of the bag ( what an odd expression) but since I'm moving in with you I'll be needing a ride home from the airport : )"

Comment by Patricia on September 22, 2017 at 10:53pm

Oh how lovely, Joan. Yuck!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 22, 2017 at 10:51pm

Yes, Cat in the bag, I need another tissue. First Laura, then Larry, and now I have a dreadful head cold with a drippy nose, rasping cough, and red upper lip. The first day of Autumn; good to get the colds over before winter. 

Comment by Patricia on September 22, 2017 at 9:12pm

Cat in a bag.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 22, 2017 at 8:44pm
Chris, I hope nobody has let the cat out of the bag ( what an odd expression) but since I'm moving in with you I'll be needing a ride home from the airport : )
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 22, 2017 at 8:04pm

Thomas, I don't speak Spanish but I like Linda's album because it's good and fun music.  If you want to get an idea of what it sounds like, here it is.....

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 22, 2017 at 7:00pm

  I am not sure if I would describe Linda Ronstadt an atheist. Even though she calls herself a "spiritual atheist" her other quote makes herself a more of a puzzle..at least  it was for me :

" I think there's mind in nature. There's a power in nature, and there's a universal power that you'd better not ignore."

  Linda Ronstadt

Couldn't the above quote be ascribed to an intelligent design spook?

Carl,

 Thank you for the reminder to buy her CDs.  Does a person need to know Spanish to enjoy her Spanish CD releases?

Pinius,

That was a pretty rainbow bridge.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 22, 2017 at 12:26am

Joan, Kvium is an artist who shows humanity the side of itself it would rather ignore. And Maya Angelou is probably the most powerful poet of a generation. She and Toni Morrison stand above the rest in so many ways.

Love the cat, Ruth.

The Guardian article is interesting, although its definitions and conclusions are debatable.

Comment by Plinius on September 21, 2017 at 11:42pm

Thanks for the link, Ian!

 

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