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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 Brent Feeney on August 8, 2014 at 1:19pm

A few thoughts on some recent posts:

Pardon my Icelandic, but WTF is that "cultsmasher" troll thinking? Oh wait a minute...he's NOT! Trying to find the report button but haven't found it. All I could do after reading that joker's post was cue up the Twilight Zone theme music...

k.h., I don't envy you for your jury duty recently. Based on what I saw, that had to be emotionally gut-wrenching. I almost had a similar case a couple of years ago in STL City when I got called to jury duty. It was a case of a young father who punched his son in the stomach and killed him on a Christmas Day a few years ago. I didn't get selected for that jury; he was found guilty and copped several years (I'm not sure exactly how long). I was going to do my duty regardless but I think I was glad I didn't get selected.

Saw that video of the train passengers helping their fellow passenger in Perth. That sounds like Australian folks - they look out for everyone. Good folks, the Aussies; I'd shout out a round of Victoria Bitter with 'em.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2014 at 12:46pm

Carl, love your cartoon of the day your computer went down! Yup, that is how I feel, too. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2014 at 12:45pm

Sent a report. Thanks, booklover, for calling my attention to this zealot.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2014 at 12:34pm

Comment by Plinius on August 8, 2014 at 11:24am

! the enemy made himself known! What a disgusting idiot!

Comment by kathy: ky on August 8, 2014 at 10:59am
Thanks.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2014 at 10:52am

K.H., Mindy is referring to this blog post on the main page:

http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/know-the-enemy

I don't understand why it's taking so long for this guy to get the boot.  I'm all for free speech but I think his presence on A|N tarnishes our reputation.  I don't wish to be involved in a community with a white supremacist and who has Hitler as his avatar. 

Comment by kathy: ky on August 8, 2014 at 10:44am
Booklover, who you talking about?
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 7, 2014 at 10:23pm

I'm also happy with that verdict out of Detroit.  I'm tired of people getting away with crimes because of some weird loophole in the law or basically being allowed to forgo taking responsibility for their thoughtless actions. 

Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2014 at 10:17pm
Love the cats sentiment and I know how it feels. ;)
 

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