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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller 5 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 Joan Denoo on February 13, 2018 at 2:39am

I can't even imagine that much snow and hope I never do. I am 5' 2" and getting shorter as I age. I am quite happy to hibernate through the winter. In fact, I am very content. 

Comment by Patricia on February 10, 2018 at 1:19am

Sounds about right Joan. Terrace is a long way from us, & I have actually never been there.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 10, 2018 at 1:16am

Randy, you rascal, getting in some sun and warmth in Florida! I envy you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 10, 2018 at 1:15am

171 cm of snow = 5 feet and 7.3228 inches.

Terrace receives an average annual rainfall of 970.1 mm (38.19 in) and snowfall of 375.4 cm (12.316273 feet). Is that correct? 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 9, 2018 at 11:48pm

Welcome back, Randall. That's a wail of envy you hear from across the Atlantic.

Comment by Patricia on February 9, 2018 at 3:21pm

This is our latest.....

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 11:37 AM - Another moisture laden low pressure system pushing in from the Pacific has been bringing heavy snow in British Columbia's central interior and across Alberta for the past couple of days.

Upwards of 60 cm of snow could fall through Friday and parts of B.C. have already picked up a month's worth of snowfall. 

Williams Lake for example, has already seen around 30 cm of snow on top of the meter they already had, with this latest system and the average snowfall amount for the region for the entire month of February is 21.1 cm. In Terrace, B.C., 56 cm of snow has fallen in the last two days, adding to the hefty total amount of 171 cm of snow since January 29. 

The snow picked up across southern Alberta Wednesday night, falling at impressive rate through the overnight hours. Drivers are being urged to stay home if they can on Thursday with 20-40+ cm of snow expected through Friday morning.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 9, 2018 at 3:15pm

We've had some very warm weather and some very cold. We expect a snow storm this weekend. Unsettled, to say the least, and that is a good indicator of climate change. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 9, 2018 at 1:32pm

"World champions" strikes me as ironic, because in much of the world, "football" is a different sport, with a round ball, that uses the feet much more!

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 9, 2018 at 1:30pm

In more mundane news, my city nearly shut down yesterday to celebrate a sports victory (Sunday's Super Bowl win that football fans here had been waiting for for decades). Perhaps two million people out for the parade and ceremony! Even non-fans can appreciate bringing the city together.

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(Part of me is also wondering how to inspire that kind of engagement for things like, say, getting a sane government that actually works for us instead of the oligarchs.)

Comment by Plinius on February 9, 2018 at 10:44am

Welcome back, Randall!

 

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