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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 January 10, 2017 at 7:32pm

I'm seriously considering a trip to the U.S. this August with a possible itinery of New York, Washington and Charleston (for the eclipse). Do any of you have any tips? Should I do things in the order above or in reverse? I know that those places are hot and humid at that time of year.

Comment by Chris on January 8, 2017 at 10:48pm

Looks like what was being called the Pinapple express moved south.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthograph...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2017 at 12:41am

Spud, those Idaho laws have to be among the funniest in the nation. I wonder what brought them to the law books? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2017 at 12:35am

Danial, good news, and bad news, indeed. I hope there is no damage and that you find a remedy that works. 

A storm came through Newport the other night with -18 degree F. Your expected storm looks as tough it might be a bad one. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 8, 2017 at 12:10am

Looks great, Daniel.  I really love the color scheme and your choice of tile.  I hope the frozen pipes haven't caused damage.  

I'm not surprised at all the crazy laws that are or once were on the books.  Afterall, there was a time when it was scandalous to see a woman's bare ankles.   

Comment by kathy: ky on January 7, 2017 at 11:24pm
Daniel it looks wonderful so far. Major improvement over the last photos. Do you have heat tape on your water pipes that run inside the house.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 7, 2017 at 9:04pm

No comment.

Comment by kathy: ky on January 7, 2017 at 6:57pm
Oops! I misread that as who is eating you :)
Comment by kathy: ky on January 7, 2017 at 6:52pm
Bertold, I don't have to give names do I ; )
Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2017 at 3:47pm

Funny Bertold.

 

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