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The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Wednesday. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 4 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

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

NBC News Gives Ken Ham Free Advertising

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 2. 13 Replies

Ordinarily I toggle between CBS News with Scott Pelley and NBC News with Lester Holt in the early evening, mostly to avoid commercials, but I'm wondering if I should give ABC's news division another chance after this evening's broadcast.  NBC…Continue

Tags: advertisement, Ken Ham, Ark Encounter, News, NBC

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Comment by Carl Pastor on September 16, 2011 at 12:14pm
i always trhot faith was the belief isn something with no proof. i dont use faith when i turn on my computer, because pushing that button has turned it on many times in the past, and if it dont work its prolly "broke" and i have a guy to call who might be able to fix it.  but just think back 40 yesars ago, my computer wud be hailed as proof of every god ever imagined
Comment by sk8eycat on September 16, 2011 at 11:22am
alexa, I also go by Felaine, La Bruja, or just my middle intial.  E.  That last is good for screaming, "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeee!"
Comment by Lary9 on September 16, 2011 at 6:09am
PS: I hasten to add that my 'faith' is in the natural world and in human reason rather than in the desert texts of ancient religions.
Comment by Lary9 on September 16, 2011 at 6:05am
What Bible-believing types mean by "faith" is not what some of you have suggested, although quite rightly, it may have that connotation to you. To them (I speak from the vantage point of a former Christian), it means 'the belief in things unseen and the hope for things to come'. It is a source of relatively rational strength for many serious believers. It doesn't always lead to wild-eyed, tongue-speaking, snake-handling, child-sacrificing madness.
Moreover, just because I am now an atheist does not exempt me from this relatively harmless human practice of optimism prior to the onset of reality's weightiness.
Comment by alexa penzner on September 16, 2011 at 12:30am
Good night, lady and gentleman - to sleep perchance to dream - that is the question.  a lesson on how to create catastrophic confusion for Shakespeare students.
Comment by alexa penzner on September 16, 2011 at 12:27am

to aaron -  LOL

 

why don't you give him a web to climb on and let him stay stuck on the ceiling??  just kidding, of course.  but sometimes. . . . . .

Comment by alexa penzner on September 16, 2011 at 12:24am

hey sky - (do i hafta keep typin' your whole name? lemme know.)

i cumpleetly undastan wjhat happns when tha cats is meowin there heds off for fud or buttin you to pet'em.  (i'm not as good as you are at this :)

 

mmm 30 or 4o years ago - i can count that far back, too.  and i totally agree with everything Mark Twain says.  how about Oscar Wilde - he's a scream.

 

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.


Comment by Aaron Wiitanen on September 16, 2011 at 12:22am
3.5 and he is a nut! Spider man spider man spider man!! Omg I hate spider man lol
Comment by alexa penzner on September 16, 2011 at 12:12am

hi Aaron - laughing on the floor -

i was wondering: is this kinda not all there?  and you're really not all there, are you? :]  how old is he ?

Comment by Aaron Wiitanen on September 16, 2011 at 12:09am
Isn't faith like wanting wishing hoping to be or become true? Faith sounds like a stupid word.
 

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