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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 Thomas Murray on August 7, 2017 at 12:30pm

 Kathy,

 Your gdaughter Paige some people might attribute her to being an Indigo Child :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_children

  Not worth serious consideration but a fun read.

  My younger son (10 years old) was tested for language and intelligence at John Hopkins in Baltimore. Just in the interviewing him the doctor recognized him to be intelligent beyond his age and school level. After his test, his scores were high enough that the doctor wanted him in his program ( I dunno what program it is... I dunno where the paperwork is) Anyways, I wanted him in it because then the school will be forced to put him in special education (Gifted and Talented)

  We been have telling the school that both our boys are bored in their classes and their grades are always A's. Then they were put in advance math, science and English. They are still getting A's and B's. My older son will start his H.S. this year and he is in advance physics, advance math, and advance social studies. I am not sure yet if both boys are in Gifted Talent program or just advance classes.... I will have to check this Fall.

  Kathy, I don't recall if you said Paige is in any advance classes or in Gifted Talented program. Is she?

Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 8:37am
Randy, I told you all I was going to have my family pray the clouds away. Lol
Comment by Randall Smith on August 7, 2017 at 6:37am

Kathy, can you use all the powers you have and prevent a cloudy day on August 21st?  Even if it is cloudy, I'll be visiting several state parks to explore plus famous (infamous?) New Harmony, Indiana.

Speaking of being proud of grandchildren, I'm pleased my 7 yr old grandson is "in to" classical music. He listens to it all the time.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 12:05am
Ruth, we are finally getting some rain. In early summer there was to much. Then we didn't get any for a month. Now it's finally raining again.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 12:01am
Ian, I just hope she stays with it. She's proven every year that she can outscore all her classmates. On the sixth grade state test she was the only one to score distinguished in every category. On her eighth grade test she outscored 230 classmates by over three hundred points.
I just hope so uses her powers for good and not evil. Lol
Comment by Ian Mason on August 6, 2017 at 10:14pm

Thanks for the links, Carl. Very informative.

Kathy, you might have a new Bell Burnell there. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jocelyn_Bell_Burnell

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 6, 2017 at 10:06pm

Idaho Spud. I agree with pleasant memories of rain on the roof. However here in the Phila area we've been getting extreme downpours, yesterday three of them. If you're in a large metal-roofed indoor space like our gym or the grocery store the extreme deluge can be scary. Or to be caught in it. And there's the flooding risk. Our house is susceptible due to the nearby ground being shaped like a funnel - to channel it toward us. Our part of the country is 71% more likely to have heavy rain. To me it's as obvious a symptom of climate destabilization as Europe's "Lucifer" drought and the BC wildfires. I still enjoy the sound of normal rain, though.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 6:57pm
It's not compatible with something or other. My gsons explained it but I don't understand. If we had computer signal I could but we don't : (
Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 6:55pm
I wish I could Lilac but I don't have that capability from this Android.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 5:05pm
Math, literature and science are her favorites. She's as stubborn as she is smart
 

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