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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Wednesday. 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 Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 4 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

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 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

NBC News Gives Ken Ham Free Advertising

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 2. 13 Replies

Ordinarily I toggle between CBS News with Scott Pelley and NBC News with Lester Holt in the early evening, mostly to avoid commercials, but I'm wondering if I should give ABC's news division another chance after this evening's broadcast.  NBC…Continue

Tags: advertisement, Ken Ham, Ark Encounter, News, NBC

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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2013 at 9:19am

Mindy, I agree with what you told you daughter to do to that guy. Too bad those sex hormones make most of us (extra) stupid as teenagers.

Ha ha ha.  That adopted squished cat is funny!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 14, 2013 at 11:53pm

Barney Frank is atheist. Thanks for the news, Loren.
Grinning Cat, your double standard post is perfect.
Sk8eycat, I love the Mr Blackwell picture. Happy cat sitting.
Ian, I’ve seen a version of charging cat with three panes, where the cats eyes are both green, then one green and one red, then both green.

I had a hectic, unproductive day. I hope all of you did better.
Good night, All.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 14, 2013 at 9:56pm

You're lucky, Patricia, to have another friend around for the weekend as well.  I'm jealous of all the cat people here.  :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 14, 2013 at 9:54pm

Enjoy your cat-sitting Felaine and have a great weekend yourself.  Stay cool as a hep-cat. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 14, 2013 at 9:45pm

I'm leaving in a few minutes, and will be away till Monday or Tuesday...cat-sitting.  what else?  I'll check back with y'all when I get home.

I'd wish everyone a cool, quiet weekend, but I don't think that's going to happen.  At least not around here...the usual August heat wave is on its way.  Gah!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 14, 2013 at 5:48pm

What Booklover said.  I've always cheered for Barney Frank (and wondered why ANY gay or lesbian person would/could believe the dirt in the buybull...much less want to be ordained to spread it around.)

Comment by Lillie on August 14, 2013 at 4:33pm

Booklover, I could have taken a picture very similar to the cat/squirrel one of my cat looking like that at a mouse in my house.  I had to catch the mouse.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 14, 2013 at 11:16am

Interesting (if not horribly surprising) news: former Congressman Barney Frank has come out again ... as an atheist!

Comment by sk8eycat on August 13, 2013 at 11:28pm

My sister made this LOL

Mister Blacwell is so cute when he is angry.

Mr. Blackwell is cute when he is angry.

Remember Mr. Blackwell?  I loved his snarky comments.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 13, 2013 at 8:15pm

Ian, so that's how cats get the energy for those 3am spurts of activity!

On a more serious note: (seen in multiple places on the web) Even though it's unfair to equate all Christians with science deniers, this picture does point out an all-too-common double standard.

Christians when the topic is science: 'Evolution? The Big Bang? Global Warming? Being born gay? They are all just theories! I need tons more proof than that!' Christians when the topic is Christianity: 'Proof? You don't need proof! That's why it's called faith! No evidence required!'

 

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