"OK, you're a racist ;=) There are also a lot of minorities in the South, particularly African Americans. Many are "raised in the church" and many still struggle with poverty. African American churches tend to be…"
"I didn't actually read past his Humpty-Dumpty definition of atheism. As the OP points out, the "a" preceding English words such as moral, gnostic, sexual, causal, and many others is ordinarily rendered as "without."…"
"The economics paper that caused such a stir was published in a non-peer reviewed issue of the journal. Even politicians should know better than to cite non-peer reviewed scientific (if economics is a science) data.
Scientists make mistakes.…"
"Correction: The committee of evangelicals that eventually developed the NIV was formed in the 1950s, but the work didn't actually begin until 1965, and the NIV wasn't published until the mid 1970s. It is used very widely in…"
A very good paper. Atlantis was mere speculation on Plato's part, just as ancient aliens are mere speculation on L. Ron Hubbard's part. It was revived by an American huckster/quack named Ignatius Donnelly in the 19th…"
"I was assuming that when they accused Randi of using magic, they meant sleight of hand, not actual magic. What I found interesting is that of the different kinds of deception, the faith healers' lies are the ones that actually threaten…"
"Re the "differing in details" creation stories: Today's born again Christians are raised on the New International Version of the Bible, which first appeared in the 1950s as a production of the Southern Baptists. It…"
"Oddly, I'm in the middle of a similar situation. I just finished teaching a sophomore lit survey of ancient literature, and a lot of the literature deals directly with religion. So a student writes an essay on Genesis, but…"
"Bone up on your Hinduism. The sage Valmiki dictated the Mahabharata to Ganesh, the god with the head of an elephant. Ganesh's pen broke, so he broke off one of his tusks to use as a stylus because Valmiki wanted to get the…"
The fact that you have to wait once it fails definitely points to an overheating problem. If I were you I would (carefully) try to work out which parts are very hot immediately after it fails. My guess would be that you will find it to be the processor but it could also be ram chips or something else. Then you will have to find out if it is cooled properly - it may be as simple as reseating the processor.
Yes, it does, but not as many as I encountered in Natchitoches. My family attended the First Assembly of God there, pastored by David Allen. Things were bad enough there that at one point, back in the late 80s, the big joke around town was 'don't drink the koolaid'.
Actually, I should say that WV likely has as many fundies as LA, however, the fundies seem much more crispy fried in LA.
Natchitoches is a lovely town, but also very colorful. My twin sister lives in Pineville, but she remains in close contact with some of her Natchitoches friends. She doesn't, however, remain in close contact with me. I'm the family pariah.
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