"There's some shit about distillation. Apparently distilling water gives it a good knock on the head or something.
... which raises the question of how all of the water cycling around, which hasn't been distilled, doesn't cure us…"
"I'd be surprised if the anti-vaccination and anti-phrama stuff was the least dangerous medical advice that he gave on his show. One of the many bizarre things about him is that ... while he sounds like a fundamentalist Christian in much…"
"They left out the black-lung for the poor suckers who have been conned into trying to get those coal jobs back. We need to specifically destroy the coal industry and then throw money at the areas that rely upon coal mining, bringing in other…"
"That's one of the things I was checking into, yes. I was going to look at his other activity on here, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
It's hard to be sure, since some people who are in the process of breaking out of their…"
"Less vulnerable, perhaps. You still need to double-check yourself, though. Every once in a while, break your position down to the basics and make sure that it still makes sense.
Get other people with opposing views to look over your…"
"Good thought. This sort of reminds me of another way I've addressed people making these kinds of religious arguments:
Scientific examination is the best method that we've come up with to analyze ... well, anything, really. One…"
"Is there anything in there about motive and such? I haven't read much about this yet, and it doesn't seem to be showing up in the US media channels that I usually check, given the recent events in Syria. I was skimming pretty…"
"It's a variety of reasons, which vary from group to group. The anti-choicers and anti-gay bigots probably don't care about the hypocrisy, since it's to their advantage. A disturbing portion of the voters in our country are…"
"Yeah, would have been nice.
How much do you want to bet that when the Democrats finally take back the senate, whenever that is, that the lame-duck Republican senate will reinstate the filibuster for all matters, then talk about Democrats treading on…"
"I voted for Bernie in the primary, as well. Then, he didn't win, so I voted for Hillary in the general election. Are you saying that in the general election, it wasn't a two-way contest between Clinton and Trump?
"As a broad category, into which 'being conned' can fall, it's pretty descriptive, actually. Conning someone involves deception. You can get fucked over by means other than trickery, and you can get fucked over as a result…"
Thanks for the welcome. I'm still figuring out how this forum works. Yeah a bit isolated out here. My husband and I aren't local to this area as we are both west coasters. We like it here but aren't convinced that it is the safest environment for our lil non believers. They are a bit more frank and outspoken than us adults about the absurdity of religion. I teach them to respect other's beliefs and promote tolerance buy my oldest isn't good at coddling others and their unicorns. She gets bullied in school for her non beliefs and I worry that this could get worse as she gets older.
Ok, thanks. The messaging system on this site had me a little confused.
Montana is highly conservative; very few people I know share my religious or political views. Bozeman is a lot better than a lot of towns in Montana though. Being a college town brings more open minded people to the area, which is nice. I grew up in a tiny town in Montana and almost everyone there supports trump, "traditional marriage" and"putting god back in schools." And don't even talk about regulating their guns... I feel I have to censor a lot of what I say or people scream libtard.
And to be honest there's quite a bit of racism towards the Native Americans. I've heard more than a few people say, "I'm not a racist, but I hate Indians," if that makes any sense... makes me sad
So yeah, being an atheist in Montana can be pretty lonely
Well under Yugoslavia atheism was quite dominant (socialism etc), then christianity took control. Now with the immigration there is a massive almost forced conversion to islam being attempted it seems...