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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 The Flying Atheist on January 1, 2017 at 8:03pm

Prosperous New Year Greetings to all of you here!  Here's hoping 2017 will bring satisfaction and much "Hygge" to your lives.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2017 at 4:20pm

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. 

Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to get my recliner. It fits perfectly in my bedroom; I am snug as a polar bear, taking a peek at the beauty between reading comments. 

We are in a massive snow storm, as I type. I can see through the thinned forest as my imagination creates stories of all the critters, unseen, but who make their presence known with their tracks or ruffles in the snow covered branches. 

Perhaps, with the TV out of service, people looked outside to see a glimpse of nature and some of its treasures. 

Comment by Chris on January 1, 2017 at 4:20pm

Thanks for the information about minwax Daniel. I used that on the hardwood floor and should get some more. I also use Murphies oil soap. I'm concerned that the oil soap will prevent new varnish from adhering. 

I'll order minwax in gallon containers. Why is that even sold in squirt bottles (rhetorical)?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2017 at 4:07pm

Daniel, thanks for the helpful information on bamboo flooring. L&L have bamboo flooring throughout their new home and I know absolutely nothing about proper care of it. Your information gives me the information I can use. 

Comment by Chris on January 1, 2017 at 2:52pm

Daniel, bamboo tile is on the kitchen floor in this house. It's different than the flooring you have. I went to a national flooring store and asked how to clean and maintain the floor. I also asked about products for the natural hardwood floors. That met with blank looks.

Go figure, no one knew the answer as I was pointed to carpet.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2017 at 1:29pm

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

I haven't been able to log on to AN for the last day so a slightly belated Happy New Year to all.

Your kitchen is something special, Daniel and I'm sure you're proud of it.

That's a lovely view, Joan. Are you enjoying it in a comfy chair with a hot drink?

1.3 million cable tv viewers were without their telly on new year's eve, incluing me. I don't care but there must be many who are angry at missing the queen's annual speach and the yearly showing of 'Dinner for One.'

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dinner+for+one

Comment by Randall Smith on January 1, 2017 at 8:18am

I have a proposal: Let's eliminate the word "happy" in "Happy New Year" and substitute it with a more appropriate adjective. Happy belongs to birthdays, a one day event.

Unless I have access to a computer, I'll be away for the next two weeks--Mexico Beach, Florida! See you all when I return--and I will return!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2017 at 12:49am

A very Happy New Year to my dear friends of Atheist Nexus. 

Jared snow plowing around the fire pit where our Yule logs will burn tonight; Dominic watching. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 31, 2016 at 5:08pm

Yes... Happy new year!

 

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