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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 kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 5:04pm
She's thirteen she'll be fourteen in two weeks. She's a very good artist. When she was ten she drew me a picture called mirror mirror. But half of it was drawn in reverse. Right down to reversing her signature. The second mirror was written in reverse. I had it framed and it hangs in the living room.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2017 at 4:55pm

WOW, Kathy, you have a bright child on your hands. Does she show any interest in any subject: art, music, literature, math, physics, any of the sciences, history? 

My goodness, she will be fun to raise. I forgot how old Paige is now. 

Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 4:31pm
Thanks Carl, my gdaughter just asked yesterday if we were going to trust our sight to a pair of fifty cent viewing glasses.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2017 at 4:10pm

Carl, thanks for the sites about the eclipse.  They were interesting.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 6, 2017 at 3:34pm

My favorite rain song:

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 6, 2017 at 2:58pm

These three songs came to mind that view rain in a positive light.

Singing In The Rain....a classic!

April Showers...bring May flowers.

March Winds and April Showers...bring romance!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 6, 2017 at 2:52pm

Here are some interesting links about the eclipse.  Everything you need to know.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/15925410/total-sol...

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/16019892/solar-ecl...

Important to note is that there have been some warnings about knock-off brands of viewing glasses that have inferior protection and may damage your eyes.  The first link above lists the five recommended sources to obtain legitimate glasses.  They are listed toward the end of the article.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2017 at 2:49pm

Carl, summer here is usually fairly dry, but I think this year has been dryer than normal.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 6, 2017 at 2:41pm

Spud, 2.5 months is a long time to go without a lot of rain. Is that common for your area of Idaho this time of year?

I also love the rain.  I like the visuals and the sounds of a raging thunderstorm.  I also enjoy a brooding, cloudy, rainy, and windy day from inside a cozy, warm house.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 2:40pm
Maybe I can get my family to pray the clouds away that day. Lol
 

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