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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 Idaho Spud on May 6, 2016 at 8:35am

And the Google rebuttal is good also.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 6, 2016 at 8:34am

Qiana, I love the "I was" quote.  Saving it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 1, 2016 at 1:24pm

Randy, what a glorious trip. While in Thessalonika think of me digging in a Neolithic site looking for artifacts of that ancient era. 

Happy travels!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 1, 2016 at 1:20pm

I am home, in my lovely old garden. I intend not to leave this treasured place alive. I am refilling the bird feeders and baths, meandering through the pathways, finding surprises at each turn of the course. A patch of red here, a spot of white there. Oh wonder of wonders, it all grows!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2016 at 8:11am

Randy, what a great trip!  Enjoy your time together in Greece.  I would love to go myself and experience the rich culture, scenery and food. 

Comment by Loren Miller on April 28, 2016 at 8:02am

Make sure you take part of that day in Athens at the Acropolis, Randall.  That is a can't-miss!

Comment by Randall Smith on April 28, 2016 at 7:10am

Thanks for the compliments (farm and "kids").

Emily is the youngest of my 3 daughters. My oldest, Valerie, is flying in from Honduras (where she lives) tonight. She'll spend the day with Emily tomorrow. Then, the next day (Sat.), the two of us will fly to Greece. After a day in Athens, we're going to Thessalonika to hike across the northern mountains, visiting national parks, monasteries, etc. We will then cross over to the island of Corfu. This is an eleven day trip sponsored by the Sierra Club. I'm very excited to do the trip, especially with my daughter.

Comment by Plinius on April 28, 2016 at 3:43am

You're in good company then!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2016 at 3:06am

Qiana, well, whatever its origin, it sounds nice to the ear. Are you soft and strong like the description of the fabric? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2016 at 3:02am

The name has such a pretty ring to it, I was sure it was a traditional name from some unknown place. I Googled "Qiana" and found these bits of information.

"Qiana is a silky nylon fiber developed in 1962 at the DuPont Experimental Station by Stanley Brooke Speck. The fiber was named Qiana when introduced by DuPont in 1968".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiana

Given Name QIANA

GENDER: Feminine
Meaning & History: From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
Sources and References: Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)

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