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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 Chris on May 1, 2017 at 7:36am

I agree with your thoughts on Prison reform Joan.

For Profit Prisons want harsh prison terms to fill their beds.

What's seen on the crime scene TV shows doesn't represent the reality that the FBI and other crime lable are sometimes corrupt.

How a lab chemist went from ‘superwoman’ to disgraced saboteur of m...

A prisoner challenging this on appeal was denied a new trial because  (according to the piece of shit judge)  there is no evidence she messed with your drug tests.

Previous  Wrongdoing Found at FBI Crime Lab

Comment by Chris on May 1, 2017 at 7:18am

Message replies from AtheistNexus are from "Jaqueline Sarah Homan."

How do I contact Brother Richard to get this fixed?

Does anyone else receive messages/emails from AtheistNexus with another name?

Comment by Loren Miller on May 1, 2017 at 6:30am

Doing some field work today, so I won't be as active around here as I usually am. Might see you in the evening, though.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 1, 2017 at 5:37am

Ian, thanks for posting that interesting video.  I've not heard that song before.  The Haymarket Riot which occurred in Chicago in 1886 and is commemorated on May 1 is one of the major defining events of the labor movement.  At that time they were fighting for an eight hour work day.

There seems to prevail the opinion in some quarters that this meeting has been called for the purpose of inaugurating a riot, hence these warlike preparations on the part of so-called 'law and order.' However, let me tell you at the beginning that this meeting has not been called for any such purpose. The object of this meeting is to explain the general situation of the eight-hour movement and to throw light upon various incidents in connection with it. -- August Spies

Comment by Ian Mason on May 1, 2017 at 1:49am

Just read your blog, Chris. I'm glad that things have gone so well and that you're enjoying the new situation.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 1, 2017 at 1:43am
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 1, 2017 at 1:12am

Plinius, I admire your journey. The Netherlands, famed for tolerance, might offer comfort in the face of stress. Even with that history, I hope you have good professional to walk this path with you. It seems you have powerfully wise friends supporting you. I wish you well. 

Comment by Plinius on May 1, 2017 at 12:57am

We're all right, Joan. Reading a lot about transgenderism, slowly connecting with different groups and organizations who can help find out the why and how and what to do next. It's about time to contact a genderclinic, and that means lots of talks, examinations and so on. It's a slow process that could take years and every step has to be examined and decided on. You know where you start but only general things about the rest - just like life.

In the meantime we go on happily. 99 percent of reactions on Luca were very positive and 1 percent crawled back into the woodwork. We're lucky to live in an apartment block where many people are higher educated, atheist and/or gay, perhaps there are some reasons that we have no problems with tolerance. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 30, 2017 at 5:41pm
First, production moved offshore to low-wage markets;
second, banking moved overseas to avoid paying US taxes;
third, robots use increased as the producer of products in the US and in international sites;
fourth, labor unions weakened as an excess of unemployed workers occurred.
Therefore, we have an increase in production, a decrease in the need for workers, and an excess of people looking for work.
Individuals cannot solve these problems, only nations with policies and practices that recognize the changes taking place on this planet.
The problems show up clearly.
The options to solve these problems do not become evident.
What say you?
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 30, 2017 at 4:55pm

Plinius, I don't want to intrude, and I don't want you to share more than with which you feel comfortable.  

I am curious about the challenge you and your partner face and how you resolve them.

 

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