"You know, I don't care if he existed. The presence of an itinerant rabble rousing preacher in first century Palestine makes a perfectly banal claim that requires very little evidence because it's not worth arguing about. I tune…"
"I'm always surprised that so few Christians can understand even obvious passages. Gen 1:6 and following describes God creating the sky to separate the waters above the sky from the waters below the sky, which of course means that the sky…"
"Inferno (1/3 of The Divine Comedy) read out of context is a tough go, but it was enormously popular in Dante's day because of its emphasis on humanism, but without a head full of mythology, (including the Bible along with the Greek and Roman…"
"Christopher Hitchens covers the Nixon treason in "The Trial of Henry Kissinger." Y'all also might like H. Bruce Franklin's "Vietnam and Other American Fantasies," which exposes the fraud behind the POW/MIA…"
"Joan, you would have a hard time convincing Palestinians that the Israelis are their cousins. You would have an equally hard time getting Israelis to admit that the ancient texts deeding their land to Abraham are fictions. After the…"
"This may be too late, but what you've described is a pretty common scam. Remember Robert Blake, the TV/movie star? His wife was murdered, and he was a suspect. Investigation showed that she had been a consummate con artist who…"
"A belated thanks, Michael. It's puzzling that the media tiptoes around religiously motivated violence and hysteria. When anyone mentions the Turkish genocide against the Armenian minority, nothing is said about the Turks being…"
"Long after Genesis, the Israelites practiced polygamy; the Mosaic law includes rules for the treatment of multiple wives and for inheritance by sons of multiple wives, so the idea that marriage can only consist of one man and one woman because of…"
"Paul says he neve rmet Jesus except in visions. Luke prefaces his gospel by explaining that there were so many writings about Jesus that he felt he had to set the record straight, so he was writing the true version of the miracles that had…"
"The "wise men" follow the star because they are astrologers. Oddly, the star they follow goes to Jerusalem, not Bethlehem, apparently so the the astrologers can consult--and inform--Herod. Herod's priests tell him 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.
Welcome to this friendly site with freethinkers who recognise that fictional gods and cunning religions continue to deceive and control vulnerable people including defenceless children. How tragic and inexcusable it is too that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.