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Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Oct 9. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 3 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on August 18, 2017 at 8:53pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2017 at 12:35pm

Ian, the photo of you with the statue of Shakespeare, just filled me with joy! I know you are seeing some great things that please you and enrich your life. 

Keep the photos and new coming!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 17, 2017 at 1:43pm

Bertold, I would love to live in a country that jailed its criminals! This sounds better than New Zealand 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 17, 2017 at 9:44am

My Icelandic is right down there with God and gremlins on the existence scale.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2017 at 7:17am

Where indeed Bertold?

Comment by Randall Smith on August 17, 2017 at 6:55am

Great photo, Ian!

How's your Icelandic, Bertold?!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 16, 2017 at 9:41pm

Hmmm, Reykjavik is a nice city; maybe not a bad place to retire to.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 16, 2017 at 6:11pm

Ian, wonderful photo!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 16, 2017 at 5:39pm

My shrine: The Folger Shakespeare Library. My holy book: The First Folio.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2017 at 3:37am

I wonder how many square feet consist of usable space, for books, for small discussion groups, for interactive activities? 

I wonder if customers come away from the museum of the bible with a feeling of being talked to, of hearing lectures about what it means to care for others, to make sacrifices to improve lives, to feed the hungry, house the homeless, or to protect the weak? 

With beautiful pictures on the wall and ceiling if the paying public came away with a shiver because of seeing magic happen in those long ago places?

I ponder if spectacular theaters with grand performances offering up music, dance, drama, and comedy if the spectators experienced a sense of belonging to a community, and of participation in life?

In reflection, does one come away from that experience feeling overwhelmed by the stories of supernatural events beyond one's control?

I look around me seeing current events full of hatred, chaos, confusion, and fear and I wonder if the Museum of the Bible makes a difference in my world?

Would a visit to the field accomplish more? 

 

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