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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 December 6, 2016 at 9:06am

The nativity scenes and menorah are a lot of fun.

Good for you, Kathy. It pays to be stubborn when dealing with companies.

Comment by Plinius on December 6, 2016 at 8:55am

I love the nativity scenes, Daniel!

Comment by kathy: ky on December 6, 2016 at 8:27am
I refused their warranty too. Lol
Comment by Randall Smith on December 6, 2016 at 8:07am

Well, I have to say, it's quite an improvement of picture quality and size  with 48" HD television! I'm ashamed I waited this long. I thought the flat screens distorted shapes, making people look fat. Plus, I thought new TVs cost over $1000. Wrong on all counts. I also purchased from DISH a surge protector and warranty so I don't have to mess with what Kathy went through.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 5, 2016 at 11:35pm
I let my Boston terrier out earlier this evening and when I let her back in there were two eggs, unbroken, laying in front of the door ! I picked them up and, told her good girl. About thirty minutes later she made another trip outside and layed another, unbroken egg, in front of the door. I bragged on her and gave her a treat. Another trip out and another egg, this time broken but still in the shell, in front of the door! I can't wait to see what she does tomorrow. During the summer, when the hens were running free, they slacked off laying. Or so I thought. I wonder how many she broke bringing them to the house. If any. I found two outside the coop a few weeks ago, unbroken, and just thought my youngest gdaughter had dropped them. Sweet E is the most gentle dog. If she finds anything, unusual like a baby raccoon or turtle, alive outside she comes for me and takes me where it is. She sits and barks. Once. Boston's are the sweetest dogs I've ever had. I have to remove the squeakers from their toy's or they won't play with them. They don't like the sound of anything in distress.
Comment by kathy: ky on December 5, 2016 at 11:14pm
Thanks QM. I enjoyed it :)
Comment by kathy: ky on December 5, 2016 at 11:07pm
Ian seems as if the entire world has gone nuts.
Comment by kathy: ky on December 5, 2016 at 11:04pm
Randy, on dealing with dish network. Two of my wins. I needed a ten year old remote replaced. Dish assured me they would be happy to replace it. For fifteen dollars. I told them they could replace it for free or I would change service providers that I wasn't paying them a nickel. The service rep said they would wave the fee and I would only have to pay ten dollars shipping. I said 'either replace it or don't but, again, I'm not paying you a nickel'. They shipped it at no charge.
Two months later the inside receiver went out. The dish service provider offered to replace it for only two hundred and fifty dollars. Plus shipping. I told them exactly the same thing. Either do it or don't but I'm not paying you anything! They shipped it. With a prepaid mailing label to return the old one.
And it wasn't an idle threat. They charge far to much in the first place. And they are responsible for worn out equipment.
I would have changed providers in an instant if they tried to charge me.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 5, 2016 at 10:26pm

Those are some really great nativities.  I liked “When from the East, the Raptors came…”   Just a carpet of raptors.  lol

I own the Halloween decoration of the ghost holding the pumpkin and the skull shown in one of the photos.  It lights up my living room every October!

Kathy, yes, that's a great victory won at Standing Rock. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 5, 2016 at 9:55pm

The Jim Beam/Corona gets my vote.

 

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