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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 Joan Denoo on January 7, 2018 at 8:24pm

Thomas, you wrote, "I guess it is often I feel powerless or overwhelmed to do anything to effect a change."

BALDERDASH! YOU ARE NEITHER POWERLESS NOR OVERWHELMED! EVEN IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE!

Of what use is feeling powerless and overwhelmed? It simply means you stopped using your mind to find ways to challenge the Rooster Trump (sorry Rooster, I don't intend to insult your species!)

Crowing Roosters

If we remain silent, we imply we agree with him. 

If we stand up to the tyrant, if we hold him accountable, if we reveal the consequences of his policies and practices, we have a chance of making a difference. 

Remember the rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. Why? Because of policies and practices instituted by the Trump followers. Are they correct in their judgments? NO! The greedy, cruel, hate mongers have no right to trample on the caring, compassionate, concerned citizens and the Founding Fathers wanted no more of the exploitation of workers by those who would work their people to near death. 

"When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.”
~ Marquis de Lafayette, 1790

Comment by Patricia on January 7, 2018 at 8:09pm

That's hilarious, & there are many more too.

Humptytrumpty

Scump of the earth

Dummald

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 7, 2018 at 7:53pm

 Randall and Idaho,

  Trump gets to me pretty bad too to just downright depressed. I guess it is often I feel powerless or overwhelmed to do anything to effect a change. But one I do turn to is a list of names Trump been called and it makes me laugh. I'll pass it along to you guys.Hope it helps:

Agent Orange
Golden Wrecking Ball — by Sarah Palin
The idiotic original version by internet troll
President Owwie My Foot Hurts So I Can't Attend The Vietnam Shindig
The Bone Spur Draft Dodger
Private Two Scoops Bonespurs
Chief Chickenhawk
Fucking lying, treasonous, bone-spurred fucking moron.
Draft dodging, russian colluding traitor
The Orange Man
The bone spurs were diagnosed by a phrenologist
Lord Voldemort, Orange Anus and Snake Oil Salesman - Rosie O'Donnell
Fuckface von Clownstick, Comedy Entrapment and Unrepentant Narcissistic Asshole (the UNAbomber?) — Jon Stewart
Adolph Twitler
Terroristic Man-Toddler
Widdle Donnie Whinydiaper
Superbrat
Donald DeGonad
The Abominable Showman
Hair Hitler
Leering dildo - Samantha Bee
Tanning Bed Warning Label
Bribe of Chucky

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2018 at 11:05am

That's the extent I'm going to punish myself by reading about trump for quite a while.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2018 at 10:51am

Plinius, I do enjoy hearing things like you mentioned.  I googled him as a spoiled child and found a Daily Mail article that said in a biography of him, he admits that he is still pretty much the same as he was as a child.

It says even as a child Trump was a horror: Throwing stones at a toddler in a playpen. Boasting he gave his teacher a black eye. Think the president's a bully now? You should’ve seen him as a boy!

It sounds like a lot of his bullying can be blamed on his father, who was a tight-fisted authoritarian patriarch, and dour disciplinarian who was determined to toughen up his sons so they could follow him into a life as a ruthless, cost-cutting businessman. 

Comment by Plinius on January 7, 2018 at 8:12am

But I enjoyed very much what was in the news - that the White House staff considered t. as a spoiled child that won't listen or read.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2018 at 7:43am

I'm with you Randy.  I can't stand to watch or read about the incredible ass in the White House.  Can't even stand to look at a picture of him.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 7, 2018 at 7:25am

Well, if I ever want to check out other atheist sites, I'll know who to look for. For now, I'm sticking to A/N.

Thanks Bertold, but I won't be reading Fire and Fury. I can't stand the man, refusing to watch or read about him. I wish to maintain my sanity.

Comment by Plinius on January 7, 2018 at 4:50am

I'm on Atheist Zone as Black Cat, and on Facebook as Selena Challoner....

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 6, 2018 at 3:52pm

How to Download Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Now as a Free Audiobook


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