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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 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 Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2015 at 6:00pm

@Sk8ey - No truer words: We may lose or we may win, but we will never be here again.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 2, 2015 at 5:54pm

Oh, is THAT what happened?  I thought it was my antique (almost) Dell, or that I owed AT&T U-verse (which I never signed up for....they just decided not to make their less expensive system available in this ares anymore. Like the effing cable companies that charge $75 or more per month for garbage.  I'm shopping for an indoor antenna....)

One of my favorite statues (most of my cousins and their grown children live in northern Arizona...as did Aunt Phyllis who I loved as much as my own mother.  The details on the wall of the building are ALL trompe l'oeil including the windows and The Eagles

Comment by Loren Miller on July 2, 2015 at 1:59pm

It WAS offline, Chris, issues with the domain license, I suspect.  I for one am VERY glad it's back!!!

Comment by Plinius on July 2, 2015 at 1:52pm

O, there you are! I was already getting withdrawal symptoms: this afternoon the site was off-line!

Comment by Loren Miller on July 2, 2015 at 8:47am

Oooooo, sk8ey, if you find your pic of Bob, Ginny & Pixel, PLEASE post it!!!

Comment by Plinius on July 2, 2015 at 3:21am

Sounds good, Felaine! Please send me a cricket... For Dutch standards we have a heatwave here, last night was a record of 25°C, add 2° for urban areas. Weather forecast: tomorrow 36°C - 96°F. I'm dancing to get some rain and thunderclouds together!

I like the statues very much!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 2, 2015 at 3:07am

That sounds remarkably relaxing, Felaine.

Here's G.B. Shaw.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 2, 2015 at 2:33am

Chris, I'm not bragging, but this house  was built in the late 1930s with central heating; dad had the system rebuilt with A/C added in the late '50s.  It's expensive to run all the time, and not necessary, anyway.  Southern California IS a desert, and the evening temps do drop dramatically when the sun goes down.

I have all the windows open, listening to a cricket choir right now

Comment by sk8eycat on July 2, 2015 at 2:23am

Ian, that's a VERY classy statue!  I love ones that are casual and lifelike.  (I'd like to see one of Robert Heinlein sitting next to Ginny, with Pixel between the two of them. I have a Polaroid shot like that somewhere around here....)

Comment by Plinius on July 2, 2015 at 12:06am

How you can stand such hot weather! Here it's damp, stuffy and hot and I'm busy raindancing.

 

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