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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2015 at 12:02am

Once again, Carl, you reveal your detective skills. Maybe a new profession awaits you! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2015 at 1:56pm

Good job Carl.  I was a little suspicious as well, but was too lazy to look into it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 15, 2015 at 10:59am

Regional differences.  In LA they call them Freeways.  In Chicago we call Expressways.  In LA they call them by their interstate number (ie. the 405).  In Chicago we refer to our expressways by who they were dedicated to and named after.  We have the Kennedy, the Eisenhower, the Dan Ryan, the Edens, the Stevenson. 

Comment by Plinius on August 15, 2015 at 5:49am

Photoshopped! Good work spotting it, Carl!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 15, 2015 at 4:31am

Well spotted, Carl. I fell for it.

Comment by Plinius on August 15, 2015 at 1:53am

And they even call it FREEway! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 15, 2015 at 1:04am

In Chicago, the best way to get around town is on the train, what we call the "L".  Several lines ride down the center of the expressways.

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 15, 2015 at 12:38am

Ian, after looking at that photo of the freeway in Los Angeles, I got a little suspicious of its authenticity and did a little internet sleuthing. 

My first discovery was that the photo was used in several stories that this was a large traffic jam in China and that it took three days to clear up as noted here: 3quarksdailylongest traffic jam ever.

Then I came upon the smoking gun.  An article with both the original photo and the Photoshopped version here:  Bricoleurbanism

The Freeway is the famous California Interstate 405.  In the article, move your mouse over the photo see the before and after.

Comment by Hex5 on August 14, 2015 at 9:11pm
God not got my bad
Comment by Hex5 on August 14, 2015 at 9:11pm
Lmao hahahaha. What do you do when your wife cheats on you with got like as a guy in that situation it would have to be the most confusing wtf of your life. Do you feel honored offened or what.
 

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