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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 Grinning Cat on June 16, 2015 at 4:55pm

www.isidewith.com scores me as siding 98% with Bernie Sanders, vs. 79% with Hillary Clinton, 51% with Chris Christie (on environmental issues), and much lower for other Republicans.

Name-calling that I've seen online that's sometimes quite appropriate: the "Republican't" party.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 16, 2015 at 4:26pm

Ruth, a few years ago I took some sort of political identification assessment test on line.  I don't remember the website or if I saved the results.  But I remember that I scored something like 98% Green Party identification and 94% Democratic Party.  (I think Republican was around 35%.)  In today's environment, it's frustrating that here in the US we don't have any major political party that seriously has environmental issues on the front burner at all times and that creates common-sense policy based on that issue. 

Comment by Gerald Payne on June 16, 2015 at 2:19pm

'Zionists are just as brutal as Palestinians'

Have you any idea what your talking about Joan???????????????.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2015 at 2:16pm

Ian, I am enjoying te Dowland/Sting documentary. The late Tudor period was a bloody time, with children learning a rhyme of Henry VIII wives, "Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived". Quite a history lesson these kids acquired. 

"Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived"

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 16, 2015 at 1:42pm

I'd vote for Bernie, if I get a chance. But since I'm Green rather than Democrat, probably won't get one.

Carl, I loved the guitar fan dog. Thanks for a bit of cheer.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 16, 2015 at 12:31pm

Yes, Carl, election soon. The polls say that things are about 50/50 as to which side wins, so the 'Atlantic Seats' may actually decide who gets to govern. The party that's predicted to make the biggest gain in Denmark is the Nationalist 'Peoples' Party' although most of the others are also using slogans about being tough on foreigners. There's been a nasty tone in the whole debate.

John Dowland: Melancholy was the fashionable mood in the late Tudor period so he didn't write up-tempo songs.

A documentary:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9BI_nRbeq4

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2015 at 11:09am

Bernie hits all the right notes about economic and social conditions. I don't like his stand on Israel. I will vote for Bernie because of his stand on socialism ... I think he would work to implement a social democracy. He would have little success with the present congress. If someone appears who has those values and does support the rights of both Israel and Palestine to have sovereignty over their lives, then I will reconsider. I do not support a one state solution because I don't think it would ever work. Zionists are just as brutal as Palestinians and I do not see peace coming from that option. 

None of the present candidates for POTUS will get my vote, especially with the Supreme Court judges that might be replaced. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 16, 2015 at 7:44am

Carl, that is sooo funny!! And Golden nods right on the beat!

I'll have to look up Simeon ten Holt. Hope you're doing well.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2015 at 9:21am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2015 at 8:48am

Chris, I just finished listening to the video of piano music by Simeon ten Holt.  It was great background music while I sipped coffee and read the morning news. 

Ian, I see you have a close election coming up between conservatives and the ruling Social Democrats.  Reuters news.  I didn't realize Greenland (and the Faroe Islands) had representation in your Parliament. 

Yes, Randy, Jeb Bush is crazy boring.  All the other Republican candidates are just plain crazy.  And even more may still throw their hat in the ring.  Still waiting to hear from Jindal and Trump.  LOL

 

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