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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 September 12, 2017 at 10:22pm

Yes, there are many trails, along with a big one that follows the Fraser River.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 12, 2017 at 10:04pm

Patricia,

What a great place to live! It looks like there could be bicycling trails all over (I used to ride bicycles as a major source of transportation).

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 12, 2017 at 4:25pm

Verry stylish, Ian. They look like they'd be equally efficacious for stomping.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 12, 2017 at 3:10pm

Thanks for the photos, Patricia!

Bertold, I'll skip the kicking... but isn't there some magic latte or something that would turn the pastor atheist? :)

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 3:06pm

This is the original photo before I cropped it to bring it in closer....

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 3:01pm

Thomas,

I took that photo at dusk through my bedroom window, so its not the best. I didn't want to open the back door & spook him or likely wouldn't have gotten the pic. Plus.....the bedroom window was closer to him.

Yes, animal rescue has been & is going on all the time. We have sources of water everywhere here, so they don't have far to go to find it. Springs, creeks, & the whole lake is within walking distance of everyone in town.

Williams Lake

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/27/4f/f8/274ff8302890ab48b5cf85d95447ac03.jpg

Scout Island Sanctuary, in the lake itself.

Panoramio - Photo of Williams Lake, home of the famous ...

This is all within walking distance.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 12, 2017 at 2:44pm

 Patricia,

  My home has a year round stream in the backyard so we often get deers coming thru very early mornings and late evenings. These deers are very alert, light colored and sprightly.

  So your picture of the buck looks like he is worn out and seem to have soot on his fur. I am wondering if a lot of wild animals in your area will be needing help... food and water etc. Does B.C. have like wildlife rescues?

Comment by Ian Mason on September 12, 2017 at 2:37pm

I'm afraid not, Patricia but perhaps the 'Gay' in them will cause more suffering.

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 2:20pm

Do those boots have good thick steel toes?

We have deer around our yards all the time, & there is a doe lately with 2 fawns walking around the streets & into our yards. Last spring, we had 5 coming around regularly. We never interfere with them other than taking a photo now & then.

Good one Chris!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 12, 2017 at 10:58am

Lovely pictures/video in the latest posts.

Tea is the nearest thing there is to a universal panacea.

 

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