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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 16, 2016 at 11:00pm

We're likely to "hibernate" till that warm front too.

Good night all!

Comment by kathy: ky on December 16, 2016 at 9:48pm
Warm front coming through with highs mid 60s tomorrow. Then it's going to drop 40° for a high temp of 17 on Sunday :(
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 16, 2016 at 9:02pm

Kathy, we've had snow here and it's been VERY cold.  It's snowing again right now and the extreme cold temperatures will continue through the weekend.  I haven't been out at all.  Luckily I haven't had the need to go anywhere.  I'm just hibernating.  Although in a few days I'll need to have someone take me grocery shopping.  I usually can do that on my own, but not in this weather.  Too cold, too snowy, and too icy.

Hope you're staying warm.  :)

Comment by kathy: ky on December 16, 2016 at 7:58pm
Carl are you snowed in yet?
We're supposed to get freezing rain by sun
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 16, 2016 at 8:29am

Joan, the thumbtack video is where he bellyflops onto 1500 thumbtacks from a ladder.  Daniel mentioned it and I saw the place you can click on to see it, but I did not click on it.  You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eXldURi1I8

Comment by Randall Smith on December 16, 2016 at 7:36am

Speaking of something I can't stand to watch on TV: 

The ACLU has sued the small community of Knightstown, IN for putting a cross on top of the town's Christmas tree. So, of course, the townspeople are all up in arms (actually, in crosses) protesting the board's decision to take the cross down. It is so maddening to listen to the religious nuts complain. They just don't get it. Worse, the local TV stations make such a big deal out of it. Isn't there more worthy news out there? I'm with Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2016 at 3:03am

I am glad I don't have a TV and be tempted to watch the profundity of "The Science of Supid".

It seems we move closer to insanity than reaching for the knowledge that comes from information, experience, and exploration. 

Comment by Plinius on December 16, 2016 at 2:39am

Is anyone familiar with the TV program 'The Science of Stupid'?

It shows more of those strange people hurting themselves and someone explaining what went wrong with their attemps, but I guess they couldn't use this mad idea...

Comment by Ian Mason on December 16, 2016 at 12:44am

Such a strange man on that video. Some years ago there was a trio of young Japanese men doing similar things and calling it performance art.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2016 at 12:33am

Spud, what is a thumbtack video? and where can I find it? 

Chris, I found his book bits and they make interesting reading. Thanks. I like his topic and his writings. 

 

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