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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 2, 2017 at 2:59pm

Thanks Randy.

Comment by Patricia on September 2, 2017 at 1:46pm

Hahahaha.....those are hilarious, Thomas!!!! I'm keeping those!

In the meantime while waiting, the other one went, so walking is almost impossible & pain is terrible 90% of the time.

I tried cannabis oil, & it worked at first, but not now, & I can't take prescription narcotics.

Tylenol is it, but doesn't work all that well, but need to take something!

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 2, 2017 at 12:40pm

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Comment by Randall Smith on September 2, 2017 at 7:00am

Joan, going to Colorado for 6 months? Tell us more.

Patricia, how have we gone without you for so long?!! Love having you back. Good luck with hip replacement.

Comment by Plinius on September 2, 2017 at 3:47am

So they don't know how to get through the work - understandable, with all the extra patients, but bad news for you!

Luca has almost the same problem with the gender clinic, the waiting list is forty weeks now and calling gets you only an answering machine...

Comment by Patricia on September 2, 2017 at 1:02am

Yes, I called the surgeon's office & got told the lists were all up to the hospital.

I called the hospital & got a recording, no real person.

When we were in Prince George during the evac, my son took me directly to the hospital to ask, & they couldn't tell me anything there, & all they got when they called admitting, was the recording as well.

Ridiculous!

Comment by Plinius on September 2, 2017 at 12:20am

Have you tried to phone them, Patricia? Although it's almost certain the waiting list has become longer because of their extra work.

I can't open all the links but it's a ghastly scenario that emerges from the messages and warnings. 

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

I do too Ruth. I just wish I knew when. I'm 7 months into my 3 to 6 month wait time.

Sometimes it takes blunt to get through to some people!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 1, 2017 at 8:13pm

I hope your hip replacement goes well, Particia.

Plain speaking from  a government entity.

Tyler County Emergency Management

August 30 at 5:30pm

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has advised the Tyler County office of Emergency Management that the flood gates were opened to 100 feet at 3:00 pm CSDST. River levels will rise to near seventy nine feet. With additional rain fall accumulations, a potential elevation could reach near eighty two feet. All residents living in Mt. Neches, Barlow Lake Estates, Works Bluff on CR 4415, Sheffield Ferry and Bottom Loop-CR 4700 who have not already evacuated must do so immediately. Anyone who chooses to not heed this directive cannont expect to be rescued and should write their social security numbers in permanent marker on their arm so their bodies can be identified. The loss of life and property is certain.

GET OUT OR DIE!

Fake news took a back seat to reality for once.

Comment by Patricia on September 1, 2017 at 6:02pm

Good to meet you too Thomas. I'm in Williams Lake, the middle of BC called the Cariboo.

Hahahaha....religious & porn.....

 

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