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We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky 17 minutes ago. 9 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 16, 2016 at 1:26pm

Good to hear about Dot, Randall.

Ouch! That's scary news, Flying Atheist. I have a home BP test machine, but often forget to use it. Do you check your own BP? Are you on a low salt diet? so many foods have hidden sodium, like bagels.

Comment by Daniel W on June 16, 2016 at 12:13pm

Carl, please stay healthy.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 16, 2016 at 11:28am

Carl, that's good news; I hope things stay that way for many decades -- no signs of impairment, and carrying on with a full life! What Chris and Joan said!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2016 at 11:14am

Carl, bummer! The good news, you "feel fine ...  and have no signs of physical impairment". 

Comment by Plinius on June 16, 2016 at 10:44am

That's quite something, Carl! I hope you can get the blood pressure down and keep a good mood!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 16, 2016 at 10:29am

Hi, all.  I came home from the hospital yesterday.  Went in Sunday by ambulance.  MRI shows I had a small stroke.  They kept me for a few days because my blood pressure was sky high.  Have a new drug now to hopefully keep it lower.  I'm actually doing well and feeling fine.  I'm lucky to have no signs of physical impairment.  The whole episode is quite disturbing to say the least, but I carry on!     

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2016 at 8:18am

Randy, very good news, indeed! Thankfully, the farmer was sensible and compassionate. He was kind. Laura's neighbor shoots dogs that come onto his place. Thankfully, Dominic does not roam. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 16, 2016 at 6:11am

Joan, dog Dot was found by me safely caged up by some farmer. My phone number on her collar was undecipherable, so he went on Facebook and the Humane Society website to put out the word. I didn't think to look there. But all's well that ends well. Dot's doing fine, despite the heat. Thanks for asking.

Comment by Plinius on June 15, 2016 at 8:56am

Thanks Randall!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2016 at 6:48am

Randy, I don't see any report from you that your dog returned. Can you give me an update?

 

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