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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 30. 42 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

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 13. 9 Replies

Hilarious Must Read Letter To The Citizens Of The United States Of America From Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Published by BhaviniA MESSAGE FROM THE QUEENTo all the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen…Continue

Consumers do not see this coming

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Meri Weathers Jul 11. 5 Replies

GRAIN & FOOD PRICES TO SOAR! China Trade, Farmers, Weather, and GSMWhat can I do to be more self-sufficient? 1. grow more of my food,2. eat lower on the food chain,3. find simple, less expensive pleasures, 4. build support community, 5. prepare…Continue

Tags: community, farmers, poverty

Evangelicals Breaking Up with Jesus (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 28. 10 Replies

Has evangelical Christianity lost sight of Christ?  Seems to me that there are a whole lot of evangelical Christians who are presuming to represent Jesus by not representing him or misrepresenting him or – let's be honest here – talking out of their…Continue

Tags: Franklin, Graham, Trump, Jesus, America's Best Christian

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 27. 15 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

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 24. 21 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by alexa penzner on September 14, 2011 at 11:00am
Natalie -  to me, as long as a person is a 'good' person, i don't care what religion she is. as long as they respect me for my belief structure, i respect them, even if i totally disagree. wm. Buckly was very good friends with Galbraith (liberal) and they would debate each other all the time, even had him (G) on his pbs show.
Comment by alexa penzner on September 14, 2011 at 10:53am
hi sk8eycat - i seem to write you a lot -  yes, i do remember when weed was called 'tea'.  maybe we could skew the meaning of the 'tea party' to embarrass them - wish i had power like that sometimes  :]
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on September 14, 2011 at 10:34am

I don't blame Ron Paul for anything the Tea Party does.  They are a force all their own.  I don't think anyone controls them.  They are like a stampeding herd of cattle.  They're scared, they're stupid and they have no idea where they're going.

 

I am

Comment by Chris Dodds on September 14, 2011 at 7:39am
Grace Fitzpatrick, if you watch that clip closely you'll see that while the Tea Party was cheering for the uninsured man to die, Ron Paul said we shouldn't let him die.  Regardless, the Teap Party is an extremist organization of political terrorists and should be treated as such.
Comment by Natalie A Sera on September 14, 2011 at 2:08am
Grace, last year I had a diabetic coma, and I was left to lie in my own pee for more than 12 hours in a Catholic hospital. Later, I was asked to evaluate the care I received, and I gave them a "worst" rating in all areas. But at least they saved my life -- do have to give them credit for that.
Comment by annet on September 14, 2011 at 2:00am

Weiner's spot. 

".... voters in New York elected a conservative Republican to represent a Democratic district that has not been in GOP hands since the 1920s."    

 

Nevada and now this. ugh.

 

Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on September 14, 2011 at 1:47am

At one time, some denominations -  especially Catholics and Methodists did offer free medical care.  The wild west period and the leper colony in Hawaii come to mind.  There are probably places in the world where they offer free medical care today.  However, the US doesn't appear to be one of them.  Religious hospitals appear to cost more than public hospitals,  They can also refuse services they don't like - for example voluntary sterilization.  Besides, my friend got knee surgery in Ron Paul's old hospital and they left her in puddles of her own pee and fed her only foods she was allergic to, because they could not perceive how a person who was allergic to fish would not want to eat fish during lent or any other time.  Thank goodness, her mother came to help her or I don't know what would have happened.  In the end, she was lucky to walk again after a simple joint repair. 

Comment by Natalie A Sera on September 14, 2011 at 1:42am
Well, the Republican guy just won the special election for the 2nd district seat in the House of Representatives in Nevada. The future looks bad for all the unemployed Nevadans as well as the rest of the country. I'm pissed because this guy sent out scare literature picturing a horrified old woman and saying the Democratic candidate was going to take away Social Security and Medicare, whereas the Democratic candidate sent out a well-reasoned pamphlet stating what she had done for Nevada as Treasurer, and what her goals were if elected to the House. So much for a civilized campaign. Now WHO'S going to take away SS and Medicare??????
Comment by Natalie A Sera on September 14, 2011 at 1:35am
Actually, in Medieval times, churches DID offer medical care, such as it was. People usually went there simply in order to die. You can't criticize people who really DO try to help others, simply because they believe in fairy tales. The religion itself may be bad, but that doesn't mean the believers always are.
Comment by Carl Pastor on September 14, 2011 at 1:20am
its sick. the guy says the cj\hurches used to take dare of people.  when? ive been around for a long time and i dont recall any church ever offering free medical care
 

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