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punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 2. 28 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Tony Carroll on May 6, 2013 at 11:40pm

     This is by Jimi. Recorded in his apartment in '68. One of my all time favorites from him 'Angel'. Words and music both are different than the full band version, but both are wonderful. Please, enjoy.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 5, 2013 at 9:46pm

Ah, now I see it, Steph.

"Hiding dog" is very charming.

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2013 at 9:07pm

Grumpy cat is so cute! Love it Ruth!

Booklover nice dog pic. The dog thinks no one can see it. haha

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2013 at 9:04pm

Ruth I found that on the LOlcat site. Someone thought they were dressed cute. : ) Just don't try to eat them.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 5, 2013 at 8:36pm

Steph, the sushi cats creep me out. Kitties aren’t for noms.

Steph, the sushi cats creep me out. Kitties aren’t for noms.

Thanks for your updates, Joan. I’m happy for your family day. We had sunny but cool weather too. I get my yearly mammogram during the Winter Holiday between Christmas and New Year, there’s little competition at that time for medical facilities.

I was lazy today, again, and stayed home watching TV.

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2013 at 1:07pm

Those are Sushi cats. They are dressed up like Sushi. : )

Funny huh Ian?

Yes, no one should feed the church Flying Atheist. It is a waste of money to give money to the church.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 5, 2013 at 1:05pm

I hope you have a lovely day, Joan.

Great sign, Carl.

Thank you for your kind comments, Steph and Chris.

Steph, what are those cats tied to? It looks like fossilised bubble-wrap!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 5, 2013 at 12:18pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 5, 2013 at 11:42am

This morning shines with blue skies and warmer temperatures. It is 55∘ F now and the next few days predicted to be warmer. 

My Granddaughter, her partner and their combined five children will be here this afternoon; It promises to be an outstanding day. 

Have a great day, everyone, with lots of laughter. 

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2013 at 9:07am

 

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