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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 December 10, 2014 at 7:48pm

Great news, Carl. Keep up the good recuperation!

Comment by kathy: ky on December 10, 2014 at 7:35pm

Careful with the ambien.  But I'm sure you know that.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 10, 2014 at 7:34pm

Carl, I've been without service for a month. Glad your surgery went well, whatever it was,and wish you all the best.  ky

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 10, 2014 at 7:30pm
Hello my friends. Just checking in. My surgery went well without any problems. I had an excellent group of doctors and nurses who took great care of me. I'm now recuperating with my pain pills and ambien.....and no heavy lifting for four to six weeks. All is going as well as can be expected. Thanks for all your well-wishes.
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 10, 2014 at 10:55am

Thanks Mindy.  I like Condell's quote.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 9, 2014 at 7:26am

Eager to hear how the operation went, Carl. Positive vibes sent your way.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 8, 2014 at 3:51pm

Carl, my thoughts go with you. Your medical team, well trained and caring, present excellent odds that you get the care you need. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 8, 2014 at 3:00pm

All the best with your op, Carl. Will you be listening to cool swing music during? Thanks for the sounds.

Comment by Plinius on December 8, 2014 at 11:50am

Best wishes Carl!

Thanks for the compliment, Spud! It was a very intense Rainbow, and the contrast with the dark clouds helped a lot.

Comment by Pat on December 8, 2014 at 11:42am

Best wishes, Carl

 

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