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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 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

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2012 at 10:54pm
Comment by Steph S. on September 6, 2012 at 10:22pm
Sweet dreams to you Tony! And everyone here!
Have a good day at work tomorrow. Yeah it's nice in the mornings - soon fall will be here.
Comment by Tony Carroll on September 6, 2012 at 10:19pm

Going to bed now. Suppose to be 70 when I get up. Perfect weather to walk to work in, which I'm planning to do. Pleasant dreams, one and all.

Comment by Steph S. on September 6, 2012 at 8:50pm

Here is the video and you can see how angry the audience is and how the vote obviously did NOT pass.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/09/05/jerusalem_and_god...

Comment by Steph S. on September 6, 2012 at 8:48pm

Ok - getting caught up on the other pictures - I love that post about Evolution Tony  - kinda looks like Futurama (the way it's drawn).

Booklover I love the cats and the death ray - very funny.

And Joan - that's telling them! You need to go to that Democratic Convention and tell them all that - just what you said here and also make them know how upset we are with them for reinstating god in the platform. Those people make no sense!

Comment by Steph S. on September 6, 2012 at 8:45pm

Patricia I love the cute cat cartoon with the lady and Tony with your African Iris.

Yeah I'm upset with the Democratic Party too and that sham of a vote.

The nays won and he went ahead and passed it anyway - it's like they planned on passing it regardless.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 6, 2012 at 8:31pm

You all have been posting such fun stuff today, but I need to rant (sorry)

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My in-box has been crammed with begging e-mails from every pol who has my addy.  I just sent the following to ALL of them (not that I expect it to change anything, but it makes me feel better):
 
I'm not donating another dime until:
 
1) "god" (WHICH one?) is removed from the DNC platform.
2) Antonio Villaraigosa makes an apology for that farce of a voice vote Wednesday.
3) everybody makes it clear to the American people that our constitution is a SECULAR document with no mention of any gods whatsoever.
 
It would also be refreshing if just ONE speaker could refrain from "god-blessing" everything in sight.
 
Frances Elaine (See? I come by "Felaine" honestly )
Address
City, State, Zip
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Now I'll go check out that "death ray" 

Thanks.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 6, 2012 at 5:03pm

I love the ray of death.  What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2012 at 3:22pm

"I don't under stand evolution!" Why is it any more difficult to believe that some sky spirit created Earth and all that inhabits it in six day and took the seventh off? Or believe dinosaurs and homo sapiens co-existed? Or believe the Earth is 6,000 years old +- whatever? Or believe that man was created to obey "god" and how do you define god? Or believe that Noah's flood created the Grand Canyon, or that some poor bloke lived inside the belly of a whale, or stones talk, or a man named Jesus is the son of god, born of a virgin, was crucified, died, was resurrected and ascended into heaven? or god punishes all who do not obey him and sends them to eternal damnation in a lake of fire and rewards those sheep who follow him with eternal life with relative who make no sense, or that one must be "born-again" to satisfy some unseeable being, or that there is no moral or ethical code without religion. 

You folks just make no sense to me and I am not interested in your people knocking on my door and calling me. I have very low regard for those who manipulate and exploit others using fear as a weapon instead of thinking reasonably. And above all else, keep your damnable beliefs out of science school rooms. Your message is just plain child abuse. 

Comment by Derek Bly on September 6, 2012 at 3:00pm

OK, Tony, I'm stealing the evolution posting and sharing it on FB. I've got FB friends in complete denial about evolution. In fact, I think I've 'lost' a couple of 'friends' because I post pro-evolution statements. Thanks for a funny look at the issue.


And didn't I see that woman at the Republican convention??

 

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