"Thanks, Joan. Rough day yesterday, but US education is still driven by accountability and assessment. The bean counters are firmly in control. Ever notice that beans are not symmetrical? Once in the bean counter's head,…"
"Education today is driven by "accountability." I have had administrators at my university tell me flat out that if a student fails my class, it's my fault. Never mind that the student skips class half the time, never buys…"
"You are most welcome. The midrashim are, as the article explains, attempts to elucidate stories in the Hebrew scriptures that are often confusing and sometimes just too sketchy to be satisfying. The midrashim were not considered factual,…"
"On the other hand, Eve's punishment is pain in childbirth, and a lot of that pain comes from the fact that we humans have big heads to house our big brains. And some snakes have vestigial hip bones. And farming in the ancient world…"
"I guess for me it's mostly venting. I am so tired of the idiocy that is organized religion. Sometimes I can't help thinking about the countless hours and millions--maybe billions--of dollars wasted in fighting over whether…"
"I would be very concerned about this. I have known a lot of believers who discount atheists and our thinking by poisoning the well, i.e., deciding that we are just evil people, so whatever we say can be rejected out of hand. They seem to…"
"It might be a good action movie; my concern is not what the evangelicals think, but what sort of validation the casual mainstream believer might derive from it.
I wonder how many years it took Noah to sacrifice all those animals."
"There's an interesting book, the title of which escapes me at the moment, that traces the correspondences between the Gospel of Mark and Homer's Odyssey. The introduction discusses the similarity between the story in Acts and the…"
""Religious differences" is putting it rather mildly. Read Constantine's Sword or watch the TV series. Two millennia of European history built the death camps, every brick a pogrom, a massacre, a ghetto, or a…"
"Hitler had a portrait of Henry Ford in his office. It was Ford who published The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a forgery by a Russian spy purporting to reveal a Jewish plot to conquer the world, in his "newspaper," The Dearborn…"
"Slavery was a world wide phenomenon. Of roughly ten million Africans brought to the New World, 90% went to the Caribbean and South America to work on sugar plantations, and nearly all of these Africans were sold into slavery by other…"
"Everyone should read Shirer. After the war, Germans claimed they knew nothing of the atrocities and immediately blamed the entire Holocaust on a small group of Hitler's cronies. Books I would recommend to anybody are The War Against…"
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.