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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 Joan Denoo on April 22, 2013 at 2:56pm

Dr. Terence Meaden photo

Stonehenge rock face built about 2450 BC

The 25th century BC is a century which lasted from the year 2500 BCE to 2401 BCE.

  • c. 2450 BCE: End of the Early Dynastic IIIa Period and beginning of the Early Dynastic IIIb Period in Sumer.
  • c. 2450 BCEKish is lost to Khamazi tribesmen of the Kurdistan mountains; Elamites from Awanoccupy parts of Sumer. (Roux 1980)
  • c. 2410 BCE: By this time, kings in Sumer have ceased to be automatically high priests of the city deity. (Roux 1980) Semitic infiltration and conquest of Mesopotamia begins. (1968 RD Almanac)
  • c. 2400 BCE–2200 BCE: Construction of Stonehenge

Significant persons during that period:

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 22, 2013 at 12:52pm

Honors, Ian, for participating in the Greenpeace Human Banner.

I can’t see a face in the Stonehenge stone, Joan. While the Earth Mother may be a myth, I find it useful for communication. Anthropomorphism is a tool of communication.  That whimsical Parade painting is creepycute.

I am a little old lady who has learned a lot in my years and I like to share my ideas with others. If that makes me "an enemy of the people", then maybe the people need an enemy. 

ROFL Right On!

The Give Earth A Hand video is great! Thanks.

The UG addition to the Pledge as a business inspired plot to connect religion to capitalism., that’s plausible Tom.

I hope your daughter finishes her senior year, Melinda. Nice uplifting LOLcat, to brighten my afternoon.

Loren, that "If God Were A Car” was a hoot!

The Family gives me the creeps, sk8eycat. That Hillary belongs is a black mark against her. Yes, Tom, they “have to pander” but I don’t think she needs to sink to that level.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2013 at 12:25pm

“Just as we loudly proclaim our atheistic world view, we can look at the religious with pity as they humble themselves and grovel before their imaginary gods that exist nowhere but inside their heads.”

Dr. Terence Meaden

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2013 at 11:51am

Glad you had a good weekend, Melinda and I hope things get better for your daughter. Depression is an evil bastard that love to kick those who are already half-way down.

Comment by Steph S. on April 22, 2013 at 11:46am

That is really funny booklover!!

Comment by Steph S. on April 22, 2013 at 11:38am

Loren I could not agree more with that quote about religion and morals.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2013 at 8:39am

Sorry, wrong pic the forst time.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 22, 2013 at 8:36am

Joan, I smell either a rat or some weird parents with that "president" story: bridge = pont, ergo (sur la) pont d'Avignon - the French song we had to learn in school.

Loren,  I wouldn't buy a new or pre-owned god from any of them.

Chris, a wave back.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 22, 2013 at 6:42am

Comment by Plinius on April 22, 2013 at 3:50am

:-)! No need to apologize! Yes, I do enjoy living here, but as I have always lived in this area, I feel I cannot compare. People here are shocked far too often by sexism, racism, brutality against foreigners and lots of other crimes, so it's not as idyllic as you may think. Perhaps I could send a tulip to soften the blow... 

 

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