"If you believe that certain behaviors or belief systems are wrong in and of themselves (malum in se), then you don't have to demonstrate that they harm society. The very presence of gays is the harm; the very presence of atheists is the…"
""Lanza points to the structure of the universe itself, and that the laws, forces, and constants of the universe appear to be fine-tuned for life, implying intelligence existed prior to matter."
Ah, the old fine tuning argument. Need…"
"Jesus does say in Matthew that "not one iota" of the law will change until heaven and earth have passed away, but only a moment later, when the Pharisees criticize him for failing to wash his hands before eating, he calls them hypocrites,…"
"I'm just curious: what evidence anywhere suggests that an intelligent, incorporeal being is possible? I know we can't disprove the existence of anything supernatural, but what evidence is there FOR the supernatural? The…"
"I read the bill, too, and it seems to say that no individual or religious entity can be required to recognize any marriage:
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no…"
"Ham was fighting straw men with non sequiturs. It's almost comical how he redefines YEC as science and science as religion based on his faith that the Bible is the word of God. What the hell is "historical" science? …"
"Well, I've been struggling with other health issue. Had a fender bender at the end of October, apparently caused by a brief blackout at the wheel. Bunch of tests, including an MRI, an EEG, 30 days with a heart monitor, a stress…"
"I don't think fossils can be directly carbon dated, can they? Carbon has a relatively short half life (thousands of years), and the process of fossilization replaces the carbon with minerals, right? Aren't they dated according…"
"Some of the major religions are attractive because they promise that the first shall be last and the last shall be first. They cry out to the populace "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to feel…"
"Some archaeologists have been making this claim for at least a decade. Finkelstein and Silberman make the point that the patriarchal narratives refer not only to domesticated camels but also to caravans from Arabia, trade that flourished under…"
"They paid little attention to Darwin's evidence and no attention to the vast amount of research into evolution that has been conducted for the last 150 years, instead focusing on snippets from Darwin's journals suggesting that he was angry…"
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.