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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 sk8eycat on September 10, 2014 at 7:28am

I knew about the film, and had seen the trailer on their web site, nut the last I heard, they hadn't finished editing. 

It's been so many years that I barely recognize anyone...except Tom Collins, who was a principal skater, then company manager, and Morris Chalfen's brother in law.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 10, 2014 at 6:15am

Sk8eycat,  I just stumbled across this documentary on Netflix.  I haven't watched it yet (plan to) but wanted to make sure you were aware of it. 

http://fabulousiceage.com/

"The Fabulous Ice Age"  When The Stage Was Frozen And Ice Was Hot!

The Fabulous Ice Age, When the stage was frozen and ice was hot. from Keri Pickett on Vimeo.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 10, 2014 at 1:07am

What a lovely start, Chris. I'm sure you deserve it.

Electronic devices, Spud! They've always had instructions resembling a Google translate version of something Asian or the work of a first-year student with a cheap dictionary.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 11:03pm

Famous Sisters Struggled With Mental Illness. 1 Survived. Here's How.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 3:03pm

What a challenge you both face, Patricia. Your husband does sound like a survivor / thriver! You are too. You make a great team. 

My pacemaker prevented one of the procedures, but I can't remember which one. They had an alternative ... sorry, I don't remember which one that was, either. Bummer

Thankfully, our brains are very plastic and make adjustments that need to be made as life's circumstances change.

Thinking of you both.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 9, 2014 at 2:28pm

Wow!  What a survivor.  30% doesn't sound good, but much better than 19%.  

Comment by Plinius on September 9, 2014 at 2:23pm

So far good news, Patricia! I'm glad!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 9:40am

Patricia, looking forward to learning the outcome of your husband's tests. How are you doing? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 9:38am

Chris, your students clearly are fond of you and show their appreciation in such lovely ways! Your kindness, humor and good teaching technique have an impact on your students. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 9:33am

Spud, I checked on your comment about the right hand side of the words being cut off. When they were first posted, I could see the entire comments, and now they are gone. 

 

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