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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 Ian Mason on February 20, 2018 at 2:27pm

That's a long trip, Randall. I'm glad you enjoyed it. How's Honduras in general?

The Atheist Pig is pretty sharp.

Comment by Patricia on February 20, 2018 at 1:13pm

Excellent cartoon Bertold!

Yeah, I though so too, Loren.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 20, 2018 at 8:52am

Reading an interesting book titled How to Fix the Future by Andrew Keen, author of The Internet Is Not the Answer. In it he mentions a German browser called Cliqz. He says:

  • Created by Jean-Paul Schmetz, the former chief scientist at Burda, Cliqz is an innovative combination of search engine and internet browser, built on "privacy by design" principles. It's been engineered or, perhaps more exactly, reengineered, as the anti-Google--an internet browser with an inbuilt search engine designed in such a way that it will never collect or sell its users' data.


I just installed it and so far it's great. Will probably remove Chrome from my devices.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 20, 2018 at 7:45am

Bertold, it seems to me lately that all Christian apologists can do is either condescend or make threats of hell, and I've had a bellyful of both.  One of these days, Winston (The Atheist Pig) is going to confront his coworker with her own pattern of behavior ... and I can only hope that the last panel of that cartoon shows her head exploding.

And Patricia, your pic and Tommy Lee Jones' "Seriously?!?" look on his face is priceless!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 20, 2018 at 7:34am

Well, if you ever get the chance, go see the Mayan ruins in Copan, Honduras. Pretty amazing. However, getting there is a problem. The roads are horrific. But they ARE working on them.

I had a nice "weekend" being with my oldest daughter and her kids. (We all went to the ruins--over 7 hours in the car one way!)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 20, 2018 at 7:11am

Comment by Patricia on February 17, 2018 at 10:43pm

Agreed, Ian, & it has to be huge & on-going.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 17, 2018 at 10:18pm

One of the obvious questions, Patricia. One that US politicians and their NRA supporters don't want to answer. I'm encouraged by reports that teachers and students are organising walk-outs. Change comes from below, when enough people begin to demand it.

Comment by Patricia on February 17, 2018 at 8:57pm

Comment by Patricia on February 17, 2018 at 2:35pm

Right on Ian!

 

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