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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller 18 hours ago. 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 Chris on December 22, 2016 at 9:48pm

Daniel,

May I suggest using a stipple roller and  semi gloss paint to finish off your kitchen remodel?

Gloss of course may work better around the sink and oven.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 22, 2016 at 9:25pm

Just curious, Daniel.  Are you able to use your stove and sink throughout this whole project?  

Comment by kathy: ky on December 22, 2016 at 8:51pm
Carl, that is it. Minimalist!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2016 at 5:45pm

I don't think English has one word for all of that.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 22, 2016 at 5:24pm

Minimalist?  

Comment by kathy: ky on December 22, 2016 at 4:45pm
Bertold, lol. I was going to go with cheap ;-)
Chris, maybe survivalist. It's the only one that comes mind at the moment.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 22, 2016 at 3:34pm

Commies?

Comment by Plinius on December 22, 2016 at 2:06pm

Cannot find a word in English - the Dutch word is consuminderaar. It describes people of the 'less is more'-type, they buy as little as possible, recycle, and try to live on a lower income with less worry and more time off. What words have you got for this?

Comment by kathy: ky on December 22, 2016 at 8:51am
Chris, that was years before the do not call list went into effect.
Comment by Randall Smith on December 22, 2016 at 7:55am

I know the feeling, Daniel. Ever since I got my new TV and upgraded my DISH programming, I've problems with a pink, then frozen image. I have to unplug and reboot the receiver and TV waiting 10-15' to get a picture. I've called twice and got the run-around. Can't get the technician to come out, etc. etc. I asked for financial compensation for the troubles and aggravation, but "no". Next step, cancellation and go with DirectTV.

 

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