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Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz on Thursday. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

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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
Comment by sk8eycat on September 14, 2011 at 1:18am

Anybody else remember when marijuana was sometimes called "tea"?


This is petty of me, but I'm disgusted that these revolting people have usurped the name of my favorite beverage. 

Furball Party is a more accurate description.

Comment by Carl Pastor on September 14, 2011 at 1:13am
wow! i hope they enjoyed their tea

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