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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 January 25, 2014 at 2:47am

Ooops!  Yahoo mail strikes again.  I'll try the advice from Grinning Cat (and thanks for the instructions!)

Comment by Plinius on January 25, 2014 at 1:32am

So sly I can't open it, Sk8eycat.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2014 at 1:04am

An e-Friend just sent me this (look carefully, it's sly.  Heh!):

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 6:57pm

Sounds good Patricia.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2014 at 6:32pm

This seems to be the year for replacements. I had to replace mine as well this year. I recommend Apple products. My son, daughter, son-in-law and I have all switched to Macs because they are so dependable. They each are in the computer business, Craig works with a large company that provides services to the military and banks, Laura and Larry each have their own computer businesses. The old ones go to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Refurbished ones can be purchased for a lower price and that is how I got started. I had mine for 5 years before it gave out. Laura cautioned me to be sure to get one that can still take updates. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 6:20pm

Scared, not scarred:)

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 6:19pm

Before I shut the computer off for the evening, I want to mention that if one of these days I don't respond or post anything, it's my 6.5 year old computer gone wonky.  

It's being left behind because it's software is outdated and will not run the new stuff.  A couple of days ago it refused to load my e-mail until I told it to load basic HTML.  That works, but this morning it scarred me by refusing to do anything until I rebooted.

On a positive note, I finally found an ISP that works reasonably well, and only charges an arm.  Left my leg alone.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 24, 2014 at 6:08pm

As to gold crowns, both my mother and father were cremated and the crematorium gave me an envelope with their gold crowns in them. I knew how many each had, and I was not short changed. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 6:04pm

By the way Grinning, I have a cheap electronic bug detector and it used to give an indication that my now dead pie cherry tree was giving off a signal.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 24, 2014 at 6:00pm

OK G Cat.  You're on the list!

 

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