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…"
Part of the fun of participating in Atheist Nexus is writing posts, blogs and comments, sharing our experiences and what we've read and seen elsewhere on the internet. The problem comes in that not all of us know our way around the mechanics of manipulating an editing box to get a desired result, or using html tricks to format text in a certain way to get a certain look.In this group, I hope to give some basic instruction in how to do things like embedding a link in text, inserting a picture…See More
"Thanks for sending us Ken Ham ;-)
Personally, I'm anti-theist too, but I try not to confuse the religion with the people. I think the psychopathic leaders of ISIS would be evil even if they were Amish, but I don't think the Muslim…"
"The schism between Puritans and Cavaliers occurred in England a bit earlier and resulted in the Civil War there as Parliament and Charles I struggled for control of Church AND State. Cromwell et al were Puritans, the party of business and…"
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.