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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 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 Joan Denoo on September 3, 2017 at 2:34pm
Comment by Patricia on September 3, 2017 at 2:00pm

With everything else going on, may as well toss in a few earthquakes too.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 3, 2017 at 1:05pm

Thomas, no, Idaho gets earthquakes quite often, but they're usually small.  The largest of this group was 5.3, which is more powerful than usual I think.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 3, 2017 at 12:50pm

Idaho,

Is it uncommon Idaho have earthquakes?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 3, 2017 at 8:28am

Oops, I got those first & second quakes reversed.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 3, 2017 at 8:26am

Southeastern Idaho had over 50 earthquakes Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  I only felt one.

As I was watching a movie Saturday at 6:03 PM, I felt my chair rock a little for a couple of seconds.  It's a heavy easy chair that sits on a concrete floor in the basement, so it's never rocked before.

It had me a little concerned, and it took me several minutes to realize it was an earthquake.  At first I thought it was a truck that hit my house, but there was no noise.

I went to bed an hour later, and felt none in bed.  

I can remember 2 other times that I felt small earthquakes, and I've never been frightened.  The first one was in California in about 1969.  I was talking to my girlfriend from a phone booth when the booth started rocking.  I told her it feels like an earthquake, laughed, and continued talking.

The second one was in a boardinghouse in Spokane Washington in about 1967.  I was laying in bed and felt the bed shake.  I thought it was one of my housemates shaking the bed, but realized what it was when I saw no one under the bed.

I seem to remember feeling another one or two, but don't remember any details.

Comment by Patricia on September 3, 2017 at 12:13am

Well as Daniel would say...."it is what it is."

Comment by Plinius on September 3, 2017 at 12:03am

it's a nightmare for you, Patricia.

Comment by Patricia on September 2, 2017 at 9:22pm

I know that, which is why I take only half the daily limit. The trouble is, this pain is agonizing & putting up with it is impossible.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 2, 2017 at 9:16pm

Patricia, be careful not to take too much Tylenol. People die from liver toxicity. I'm sure your doctor tells you how much is safe. My hairdresser's mother used to take a lot, and one day she suddenly fell down, then died within 2 weeks. People don't realize how dangerous it is since it's over the counter.

 

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