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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 Ian Mason on April 23, 2015 at 2:15pm

Sorry to hear that, Ruth. Does that mean changes in your life-style and/or medication? Those I know who have had new knees have been enthusiastic about the results. There are limitations on mobility but the pain relief is good.

I'd like to hear how that Russian man gets on with his whole-body transplant. I've been feeling like I need one the past couple of years.

Comment by Plinius on April 23, 2015 at 1:28am

Joan told she was free to leave the hospital, but she'll go to her family first, I guess.

If you find that refresh button, Ruth, please tell me where? I try to get things off my list of challenges, but it grows longer.....

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 22, 2015 at 4:36pm

I miss Joan too, Ian.

LOL on your grandmother anecdote, k.h. ky!

Had a cardio stress test and echocardiogram today. It looks as if I just crossed the threshold from young-old to old-old, by adding heart patient to my otherwise lengthy list of challenges. I need a refresh button.

Meanwhile hubby goes to get a total knee replacement tomorrow. We got a rental stair lift installed.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 20, 2015 at 11:10am

Hello folks. Been in England for the weekend. Saw some family, 4 generations of them from Old Dear in a care home to wide-eyed toddlers wondering who the strange man was. Feeling refreshed and renewed now.

I miss Joan. Hope she's doing well.

Comment by Plinius on April 19, 2015 at 1:29am

Some grandmother, Kathy!

Comment by kathy: ky on April 18, 2015 at 11:37pm
Ruth, that is just so sweet!!
I could pass along a remedy of my grandmother's. She drank a mixture of 2% water with 98% whiskey. She lived to be 98 and was never sick a day in her life. But, she did lay out under the front porch a lot ;)
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2015 at 9:56pm

Pass this on to Joan, please Laura.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 16, 2015 at 6:52am

Loren, the message to space was neat and the marketing was not bad until I watched their "behind the scenes" video.  There they bagged about their cars something terrible.  Indicating that no other car could have done the job.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 16, 2015 at 6:49am

Thanks Laura.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 16, 2015 at 6:38am

Hey, Laura, thanks for the heads-up.  Please wish Joan my VERY best and that she Gets Well SOON!

 

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