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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 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 Randall Smith on April 4, 2017 at 7:18am
Congratulations, Ian! Great photos. Looking forward to Greece pics. It will give me memories of my two trips there.
Comment by Ian Mason on April 3, 2017 at 2:34pm

I will post photos of Athens. I also hope to make the trip to Delphi.

Thank you all for your kind words. It was a very happy day for all. My daughter and son-in-law:

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 3, 2017 at 12:55pm

Congratulations, Ian! (And to your daughter and your new in-law!)

Comment by Plinius on April 3, 2017 at 12:21pm

Congrats, Ian! You both look great!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 3, 2017 at 12:13pm

Ian, I love the photo of you with your daughter on her wedding day; you both look so happy and proud. I send happy thoughts to you and your family. 
I have pleasant memories of Athens and Greek food, especially baklava and the beautiful colors of the homes.

Please send some photos of your adventure. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 3, 2017 at 11:47am

Congrats, Ian, and enjoy your trip to Greece.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 3, 2017 at 11:34am

Hello all. Been away for a weekend. My daughter got married on Saturday. A church service, which was their choice but Anglican which hardly counts. Now I'm off to Athens, Greece for a few days with ruins and baklava.

Yours truly and bride.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 3, 2017 at 8:32am
Again, I screamed when I heard the women's basketball coach thank god for winning the game and tournament. Same old irrationality. Was god against all the other teams, in the case of men, 65 others? The same goes for pointing to the "heavens" after scoring or for whatever reason. It just drives me crazy.
Comment by Chris on March 29, 2017 at 7:46pm

After my vacectomy because the cauterization didn't work well I bled and my scrotum swelled up about the size of two tangerines. I layed in bed with ice packs on them for a couple of days untill the blood was absorbed into my body.

Playing basketball, or painting a porch isn't a good idea after having this surgery.

Comment by kathy: ky on March 29, 2017 at 3:13pm
Good one Bertold. And about the way some people think.
 

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