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Alexa for Evangelicals! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Never let it be said that Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is anything less than up to date with the state of the art as it comes to the modern household.  However, as a discriminating conservative Christian, Betty would never tolerate…Continue

Tags: digital assistant, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 30. 6 Replies

Bill Maher is an atheist [whoa, shock and amazement!].  He is also a dedicated opponent of Donald Trump and anyone who would support the man or his goals ... and that includes ol' Yahweh, himself!  As it turns out, there is a substantial correlation…Continue

Tags: Stalin, Mao, Hitler, New Rules, Donald Trump

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 23. 3 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 3:25pm

I've had trouble posting lately so I have to catch up.

Ning is troublesome.

On Ginger ail

Vernors is good. for helping with stomach problems.

I haven't seen Vernors in the supermarket here lately.

Manybe because it's condidered a "drug,"

Or because Pepsico hasn't been able to by them out.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2017 at 1:08pm

I've had trouble posting lately so I have to catch up.

Chris (P) Sorry to hear about your knees. They're a week point that developed when humans took to bipedal motion. Those I know that have had replacements have been happy with them.

Randy, it sound like your daily glass does you good so keep on enjoying it.

Daniel, the loss of a loved pet is hard. Let the sorrow and the tears flow and know that it's a natural process.

I've tried the 'lighter' drugs like cannabis and speed. They make me very depressed. I was always a natural alcoholic and therefore haven't touched anything stronger than ginger ale for quite a few years. There does seem to be evidence that there's something in cannabis that helps certain problems, for example relief from the side-effects of chemo but it's not a panecea. Every time I read claims that it 'cures' cancer I ask the question 'why is Bob Marley dead.' He was a daily user and still died of bone cancer.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:52pm

I hate to sound like an atheist preacher,

Generally people are kind and compasionate.

Religion is immeterial to that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 12:25pm

That's what I was wondering Chris.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:16pm

I wonder if atheists are more apt to offer a sholder to cry on and listen without judging or gawd forbid bringing up Abrahamic religionious stuff............

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:01pm

As Atheists how do we grieve.

Just like everyone else does.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 21, 2017 at 11:27am

That is positively lousy news, Daniel.  For all the pix I saw of him, I can't escape the feeling that Baigou was a neat dog and doubtless a great friend to you.  Condolences, bro.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2017 at 11:21am

(Sloppy reading!)

So sorry for your loss, Daniel! But think of all that Baigou and you have shared and given to each other. The world would be a sorry place if we stopped loving because of the pain. Take some time off to remember Baigou.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 10:24am

Actually, people could make life a lot more fair if they wanted to.  And just to be clear, I'm not talking about you atheist peeps.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 10:22am

Daniel, I'm so sorry for your loss.

 

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