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A Note to CBS in re: (Easter) Sunday Morning

I just posted the following to CBS' online feedback site:

It a rare day when I get so completely put off by CBS Sunday Morning that I turn it off, but you managed to do that for me today.  I've been watching Sunday Morning not quite since it first came on the air 30+ years ago, watched as it did its minor changes here and there, the transition from Kuralt to Osgood, and so on, but I've always at least tried to stick with it.

Not today, and because of two…


Added by Loren Miller on April 5, 2015 at 9:35am — 21 Comments

Homosexuality and the Bible: Give Me a Break!

With the recent controversy over laws in Indiana and Arkansas that allow Christian discrimination against homosexuals, I am compelled to point out the hypocrisy of those implementing such laws, as being incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial.

Constant debate regarding homosexuality is tiring,…


Added by Donald R Barbera on April 3, 2015 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

I Dream Of Mayberry

"I miss the good old days. You know, when things were simpler and more pure. Like Mayberry."

This is probably one of the most absolutely ridiculous notions in America…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 2, 2015 at 7:00pm — 7 Comments

Unfettered Religious Freedom Really Does Mean the Freedom to Do Harm, by Valarie Tarico

Unfettered Religious Freedom Really Does Mean the Freedom to Do Harm

"Freedom to discriminate with impunity?  It’s worse than that.

"Almost universally, the religious freedom claims pursued in the U.S. over the last two decades seek the freedom to do harm, most often the freedom to harm queers, women, children or…


Added by Joan Denoo on April 1, 2015 at 11:18pm — 5 Comments






I wonder about the wisdom of denouncing all forms of militancy in association with atheism. 

I by no means condone the illegal and deranged act the spurred this response, but we shouldn’t get so secure that we forget how hated we atheists really are.  The Islamic extremists who want to kill Christians and other non-Muslims, would be extra delighted to get ahold of an atheist.  When those TV evangelists stir up an audience over the evils that…


Added by Lemual Poot on April 1, 2015 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

Poor Helpless Me

Allah would like to make the burden light for you, for man was created weak.

(Quran 4:28)

For none of us liveth to himself and no man dies to himself. (John 14:7)

The religious among us are delusional and willfully ignorant in so many ways. In

proselytizing to us heathens, they try to convince us that…


Added by Allen Dudley on March 31, 2015 at 3:08am — 6 Comments

A walk down memory lane, laundry day at Grandma's house

 Here is a wood burning kitchen stove, much as my grandmother's. 

A washtub on the wood burning stove boiled dirty clothes. She used a hand-cranked wringer to move the boiled clothes to the rinse tubs. A piece of kindling wood snatch the clothes out of the boiling water and got them started in the wringer. I have the wooden stick in my basement laundry room. …


Added by Joan Denoo on March 31, 2015 at 1:04am — 8 Comments

Governor Pence and the Grim Silence of the Evangelical Right

"The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living... as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — 14 Comments

Life is a merry-go-round.

Thrift is what my grandparents had to learn after tremendous loss of income during the Great Depression. My mother's generation had to be thrifty as they worked hard and planned for big purchases. Coming out of WW II was a very prosperous time for more products to replace food gardens and homemade clothes. My generation learned by watching as children, then buying clothes, food and whatever we wanted. Some of us put high value in education. My daughter's generation shunned higher education…


Added by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2015 at 1:12pm — 5 Comments

The “A” Word

I have long ago grown weary of euphemisms used to blur, mislead or hide actuality. For instance, once I am dead, I died. I did not “pass on;” “go to a better place” or “transition.” I died. Although, I have a personal euphemism that I like, some people would not like hearing that I “croaked.” My thoughts about using…


Added by Donald R Barbera on March 29, 2015 at 2:55pm — 11 Comments

I believe that I was put on earth to do great things and I find a way to do them . I am here to comfort the afflicted, those who struggle and are labeled and I help them to understand that they are f…

I believe that I was put on earth to do great things and I find a way to do them . I am here to comfort the afflicted, those who struggle and are labeled and I help them to understand that they are far more than their labels.

I myself have been labeled and I label myself. Sometimes as the mood arises I call myself a local oddball. I feel that is okay because people are laughing with me and they say they're oddballs, too.  I…


Added by kenyatta yamel on March 29, 2015 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

Everybody give it up for Lent


It's time for the Christians to experience their annual anxiety over what to give up during the time they belive their invisible savior died, went to hell and then came back to earth and then somehow wentto heaven. Remember this was an era before GPS. So I am impressed because I have trouble finding my way around the south side of Milwaukee.

Here are my suggestions…


Added by kenyatta yamel on March 27, 2015 at 8:10pm — 4 Comments

Judas: Sinner, Saint, Or Catalyst?

I read an interesting article on CNN the other day by Craig Gross. For those who aren't familiar with Craig, he's a pastor and founder of, which helps fight porn addiction. The article he wrote was entitled "Is Judas In Hell?" , and you can read it here:…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 26, 2015 at 10:36pm — 15 Comments

The Battered Child Syndrome, Kempe, Silverman, Steele, Droegemueller, Silver, JAMA 1962

In 1953, Frederic Silverman, a radiologist, noticed children coming into his radiology clinic with chillingly frequent X-ray images of multiple fractures. "The bones tell a story the child is too young or too frightened to tell." He published an article "The Roentgen Manifestations of Unrecognized Skeletal Trauma in Infants," 

In 1962, C. Henry Kempe, a pediatrician at the University of Colorado Medical School, tried…


Added by Joan Denoo on March 25, 2015 at 10:08pm — 4 Comments

Religion inhibits healthy functioning

Abrahamic faiths, based on domination, reveal underlying principles that an angry, vengeful, mean-spirited god hangs over us with promises of heaven and threats of hell. Many think of life as a hierarchy with god at the top, then man, male, who has dominion over everything. Under him and responsible to him is female with the mark of pain and suffering her lot in life. Under father/mother come children, often used as unpaid labor. Read Green Paradise Lost by Elizabeth Dodson Gray,…


Added by Joan Denoo on March 25, 2015 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Religion Destroys Our Earthly Paradise

Religions, based on Abrahamic faiths, operate in terms of dominion, ownership, hierarchy, exploitation, and manipulation.We see it all around us in the policies and practices of the institutions of our lives. I see it in my family. One grandmother came from a long line of Puritans with a very strong sense of patriarchy. Her husband, my grandfather came from a rigid Roman Catholic background with a strong sense of patriarchy. As I observe my family as a participant observer, I see a lot of…


Added by Joan Denoo on March 25, 2015 at 6:26pm — 2 Comments

A Damnable Dilemma

Seems like I’m always reading (or hearing) that atheists are just as bad as religious folks. This theme has a few funny variants! Pushy atheists are just as bad as pushy  believers, or maybe they are just as closed minded as fundamentalists. Atheists who force their views on others are just as obnoxious…


Added by Dan Wall on March 25, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments Memes: Hinduism

Added by Bruce Long on March 24, 2015 at 10:44pm — No Comments

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