"Sorry, guys, I let the side down today. Two Baptist evangelists knocked on my door today, and I passed up a golden opportunity to sic my dog on them. I told them I am Catholic, thinking they would leave immediately, but no, it seems they…"
"There are even factions within disciplines. If one maverick "scientist" (Michael Behe or Jonathan Welles, for example) disagrees even slightly with the tiniest nuance about the mechanisms of evolution, people who know less…"
"I'm borrowing my response to theists from Shakespeare: Hitch and Robin are "in heaven. Send thither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him in the other place yourself!"
Personally, I wouldn't want to go to a…"
"It is a huge stretch to treat a criticism of Islam as a criticism of all or most Muslims.
As I've said elsewhere, if Jews practiced Judaism the way Moses practiced it, we would be arming against Jews. If Christians practiced Christianity…"
"Once more, with feeling: No one said all Muslims are evil. No one believes that. The Muslims I know are good people who generally seem to do mostly good things. But parts of the Koran and some Islamic leaders do condone violence,…"
"Neither Maher nor Harris suggested that Muslims are evil, but that some of the tenets of Islam are evil. Affleck even claimed at one point that their criticism amounted to racism. When did Islam become a race?
I like Ben Affleck. …"
" I don't think Affleck understood the argument. Maher and Harris weren't condemning Muslims because they are well aware that not all Muslims follow the Koran, just as not all Christians follow the New Testament and not all Jews…"
"In high schools throughout the Belt, football players pray as a group before and after every game. The Supreme Court has ruled this practice unconstitutional, but most schools either don't know or don't care."
"The US failed, despite 14-year window of opportunity, to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Congress has failed to guarantee women equal pay. Congress has failed to pass the Violence Against Women Act because it extended protection to…"
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.