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The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo 5 hours ago. 22 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Monday. 8 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Jul 20. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

In God We Trust? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Jul 4. 4 Replies

HEY, gang!  Your favorite America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers is BACK and just in time for the Fourth of July!!!  This time, she's hit it big, coming to us live and in color from the Capitol!  Seems as though she's as upset about this whole "In…Continue

Tags: congress, god, Jesus, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Brent Feeney on April 28, 2014 at 4:10pm

BC is still in production. Here's the Wikipedia entry on the strip: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.C._(comic_strip)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2014 at 4:03pm

Mindy! Good news! Now, on to great thoughts and actions that bring you joy, comfort, and satisfaction! 

Comment by k.h. ky on April 28, 2014 at 2:13pm
Mindy, good news about your test results.
Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 1:35pm

Apparently the "xian Archie" comics came out in the late 1960s, or early '70s, and were not published by the company that published the original comics.  I'm not even sure that they were done by the original artist-writer(s).  The major comic book publishers, usually had a stable of artists, and several might work on a single issue.  One artist-writer did all the "xian Archie" books.

Johnny Hart (B.C.) died in 2007, but the LA Times dropped "B.C." after the 2001 Easter fiasco, where a lit menorah slowly burned down into a cross, so I don't know if somebody else is doing the strip now, or if they're doing re-runs, or what...  (I mean the Times is reprinting "Peanuts") 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 28, 2014 at 1:28pm

Great news, Mindy. Glad to hear that you're not abnormal.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 28, 2014 at 12:58pm

Never heard about Archie, and I've been aware of Johnny Hart's predilection for christianity for longer than I care to think.

In both cases, anything associated with the other side of the conversation is set up as a straw man - no serious conversation or discussion of what atheism MIGHT be beyond that, which is predictable.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 28, 2014 at 12:39pm

Yay!

Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 12:06pm

I juust found an interesting article about the xian conversion of "Archie," and it happened LONNNNG after I stopped reading comics and playing with paper dolls.

http://generationexploitation.blogspot.com/2006/06/history-of-chris...

Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 11:42am

Re the "Archie" comic....how did they end up in the Old West? (I stopped reading "Archie" at about age 10, I thought it was kinda candy-ass from the beginning.

BTW, Johnny Hart put xian messages in his "B.C" strip as often as he could....and got some fierce backlashes when he did.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 28, 2014 at 9:33am

Joan, Mindy said that cartoon wasn't a joke.  She was just pointing-out how religious the cartoonist was.  It was a surprise and a disappointment.  Correct me if I'm wrong Mindy.

 

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