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January 3, 2019

Christian Homeschooling. Maybe the most important thing I can post all week.

Filed under: Atheism, Children, Criminal, Education, Family, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 18:32

January 1, 2019

History repeats

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Harm, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 12:33

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Holocaust survivor on Trump: ‘I’ve seen this before — in Nazi Germany’

https://www.chicagotribune….

Holocaust Survivor On Trump’s America: It’s ‘1929 Or 1930 Berlin’

https://m.huffpost.com/us/e…

A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany

https://www.vox.com/platfor…

People who compare Trump to Hitler correctly see history repeating itself in the way Hitler rose to power and the tactics he used, and Trump’s despicable assault on all our own democratic institutions, his demonization of immigrants and the inhuman caging of thousands of kids and cruel separation from their parents.

 

December 31, 2018

America is a third world country

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Economics, Education, Family, Greed, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:11

December 26, 2018

That’s Just How It Was Back Then

Filed under: Atheism, Creator, Education, Ideas, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 05:45

December 24, 2018

Why the U.S. is an anomaly among democracies

Filed under: Education, News, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 06:56

December 23, 2018

A great post from Infidel753.

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/2018/02/video-of-day-dont-blame-atheists.html

Video of the day — don’t blame the atheists


Atheist activist AronRa speaks in Austin, Texas.  This is the kind of hard-hitting, confrontational stance toward religion that we need more of — and he doesn’t shy away, as so many do, from addressing the international aspect of the problem.  As the importance of technology in every area of life increases, a nation dominated by absurd superstitions and an irrational view of the world cannot maintain its leadership position, not when western Europe and the advanced East Asian nations have mostly left such encumbrances behind.  The influence of the Christian Right is hobbling the United States, slowing our progress and even dragging us backward, while others advance.

Oh, and if you think the humiliating picture he paints is attributable to Trump, this speech was delivered in 2012.  Since Trump took office and the anti-science party assumed full control of the government, the situation has gotten even worse.

The Newsroom – America is not the greatest country in the world anymore

Filed under: Economics, Education, Facts, Funny videos, History, News, Political — Scottie @ 14:06

This is out of date but the message still rings loud and clear.   Hugs

December 21, 2018

Project Blitz, the Christian Right’s Legislative Playbook, Is Expanding in 2019

A very important read about the plan to Christize America and make it a Christian nation for Christians only.   Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/20/project-blitz-the-christian-rights-legislative-playbook-is-expanding-in-2019/

Back in May, we learned about “Project Blitz,” the Christian Right’s three-pronged strategy to push their faith through the government. The name referred to the idea that if Christian politicians jammed legislatures with a variety of bills, some of them would eventually pass.

There were three categories of bills they hoped to pass: Symbolic ones (like putting “In God We Trust” everywhere), pro-Christian ones (like passing “Christian Heritage Week” resolutions), and anti-everybody-else ones (like bills that allow Christian business owners to discriminate against gay customers).

First, there are three specific goals these Christians hope to accomplish. One of them, a “free speech” policy, is legislation that says public schools can’t get in the way of students who want to pray. (Spoiler: No one was getting in the way of that.) Another makes sure “In God We Trust” license plates are available in every state. The third, which was also a 2018 goal, is much more disturbing. It urges states to pass resolutions “favoring sexual intercourse only between a man and a woman.”

That doesn’t violate the Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality, they say; it just lets states affirm that straight sex is the best sex because — according to their sample legislation — “the health care costs for HIV/AIDS… are highly significant, estimated to be in the billions of dollars annually in our nation.”

See? It’s not anti-gay! It’s about public health! (Brought to you by the same people who opposed the Affordable Care Act.)

Clarkson notes that this also contributes to the anti-LGBTQ rhetoric of evangelical Christians who oppose gay couples adopting kids or taking in foster children.

December 20, 2018

From Miles. Nachricht an meine Enkelkinder [with Closed Captions]

Filed under: Children, Earth News, Education, Facts, Nature, News, Pictures, Reason, Science, Things I like — Scottie @ 12:33

MAJORITY OF U.S. MUSLIMS NOW SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE, WHILE WHITE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS REMAIN OPPOSED

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Education, Gender, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 10:55

https://www.newsweek.com/muslim-white-evangelical-gay-marriage-907627?fbclid=IwAR3GwGAYA80W35IexwYFmjFWXH-z_cVlP3Q4TLYKvidmDkZWKCSR8NvVnJY

including a majority of U.S. Muslims backing same-sex marriage for the first time.

Muslims, by a margin of 51 percent to 34 percent, favor same-sex marriage, compared to just four years ago when a majority, 51 percent, were opposed. There were similar results for black Protestants, with 54 percent opposing gay marriage in PRRI’s 2014 American Values Atlas, compared with 43 percent in the latest findings.

Indeed, opposition to same-sex marriage is now limited almost entirely to white conservative Christians. Fifty-eight percent of white evangelical Christians and 53 percent of Mormons—an overwhelming majority of whom are white—are opposed to allowing gay couples to marry. The group with the most opposition, though, is Jehovah’s Witnesses, a group which is 36 percent white, 32 percent Hispanic and 27 percent black in the U.S. Just 13 percent support the law.

As a whole, 63 percent of Americans now back allowing same-sex couples to marry, up from 52 percent four years ago. All major racial groups now have a majority in favor. Republicans, though, remain opposed, 51 percent to 42 percent.

December 19, 2018

WV Asst. Principal Accused of Confronting Transgender Student Outside Bathroom

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Education, Gender, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:32

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/18/wv-asst-principal-accused-of-confronting-transgender-student-outside-bathroom/

A transgender student at Liberty High School in West Virginia says he was “cornered, harassed and intimidated” in a bathroom by Assistant Principal Lee Livengood. As the story goes, the sophomore went to use the boys’ restroom before a band trip. When he walked out, Livengood was standing there and confronted him about why he was using that particular restroom before challenging him to “use a urinal to prove that he was a boy.”

When a chaperone for the trip arrived on the scene, Livengood allegedly told the student, “I’m not going to lie, you kind of freak me out.”

December 7, 2018

A question for my readers

Filed under: Education, Ideas, opinion, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 14:29

Recently some things have caused me to ponder on Islam and the way even Muslims see it.  I read different opinions people have about Islam and I sometimes wonder if we are talking about the same subject.   As I often say I have never been personally targeted by a Muslim for assault or harm, but I have been assaulted , lost jobs due to, and been denied service by Christians.

This post is not to defend Islam , nor to speak against Christianity.   I was wondering at the change in main stream Christianity over the centuries, and the way it has seemed to mellow over time.  I was wondering why that happened.  I also wondered if it could also happen with main stream Islam.  I recently had the grand opportunity to have a few comments and email words with a Pakistani girl named Manahil.   At first I thought I was being played.  But it soon became clear she was a teen who loved her country, her family, her friends, her religion.   She had a view of Islam that was strikingly mild compared to even the majority of people in her country.  She admitted that the views of her family on Islam were not widely held.    She also had a young persons respect and awe for her teachers, all of whom are of course religious teachers also.  

So I am asking all my wonderful readers.  What mellowed out Christianity?   Will the same thing happen to Islam.    What would it take.   

I know there are extreme branches of Christianity as there are also extreme branches of Islam.    But as both groups have a large following and will not be going away any time soon, we must find a way to deflate the extreme parts.  Thanks to anyone who has any information , I love to learn.   Hugs

 

December 3, 2018

Had 10 trigger point injections this morning. Got home a little while ago and thought I would share this. Hugs

Filed under: Education, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, News, Questions, Science, Twitter — Scottie @ 13:04

November 29, 2018

Islam And The Future Of Tolerance (2018) | Official Trailer (HD)

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Education, History, Ideas, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:19

November 22, 2018

Trump Admin Pressured National 4-H Youth Group to Stop Welcoming LGBTQ+ Members

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Education, Family, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 14:51

November 18, 2018

and the reforestation project

I know some of my viewers do not like videos and some struggle with English.  However this is an important video.  This video explains how one group were able to help a group of people and stop deforestation.  This is important.   Plus it shows you what I watch while I am reading your blogs.   I an not simply anti trump, I am pro helping making a better world for all of us.   Hugs

November 3, 2018

meatless sausage ??? Help

Yesterday Ron and I went to the grocery store that is about a mile or two down the road, it is our favorite.  However it has a crappy small vegetarian section.  We picked up a few things to try.  

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Well this morning we tried the veggie breakfast sausages.   Taste wise they were OK, smelt good, but the texture was awful.   Maybe I  did not cook them enough but I followed the instructions.  I baked them for 14 minutes.  Next time I will fry the crap out of them.  They were soft and sort of mushy.  I threw most of mine in the trash.  Ron agreed with me they tasted OK but had to fix the soft mushiness of them.  

Ron used some of the beefless ground in the spanish rice he made last night.  We are adding rice to our diet several times a week.  It was OK, I am not a fan of spanish rice but I did not find anything awful about it.  I did not even know he had put some in there until he told me. 

Ron tried the chicken patties the other day.  He said they were OK.  They did smell good.  Ron wants to make taco mix out of tofu and the meatless ground burger stuff.   I am hoping the seasoning mix will  make it OK, I hate to buy stuff to eat and then have to throw it out.  

I admit it is hard to walk past the long meat counter and displays full of easy to find and get products that I know taste good to me.  But Ron And I talked about it.   We both feel meat is not the same as it was when we were growing up.   We don’t feel it is a safe nor as good for us as it use to be.   We feel that in fact it may be bad for us to continue to eat such amounts of meat.   That said we did buy a large ham that was on sale, as ham is one of my favorites.  

So if anyone has some ideas, let me know.  Brands or items to try.  I am going to make a chili tomorrow for the first time without meat.  Should be OK, I will use beans to give it texture and substance.   Hugs

October 31, 2018

Finally a christian who makes sense.

Filed under: Education, Homosexual, News, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 12:38

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/10/30/baptist-minister-says-the-book-of-genesis-gets-human-sexuality-all-wrong/

Baptist Minister Says the Book of Genesis Gets Human Sexuality All Wrong

Stayton, professor emeritus in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University, said the same embryonic material develops in the womb into both male and female. Which depends on factors including whether the default progression toward an XX chromosome pair is switched off by the introduction of the Y chromosome from the male.

“It’s impossible in biology — and when you look at paleobiology — it’s impossible that males came first,” Stayton said. “God does not go against God’s own setup, if you will. Nature’s intention is always to produce a female, and you have to add something to weaken the system and make it a man.”

“That’s a really profound thing that we haven’t dealt with very well, especially with Genesis,” he said. “Actually, the pre-Hebrew religions were all female worldwide, and Genesis turns out to be the final putdown of women. That’s a very important teaching for us in working in this field.”

“There is no binary male and female,” Stayton said. “We are all on a spectrum.”

“Even in this room, we’re all on a spectrum, and it’s important that we begin to see the matrix, the dimensions, the possibilities along that spectrum that we all are on, that it’s all normal.”

Regarding sexual orientation, Stayton introduced the Kinsey Scale, used in college textbooks ranging from zero for exclusively heterosexual to six for exclusively homosexual. Stayton said research indicates that 80 percent of people are somewhere in between.

‘Nature’s intention really is to produce a three,” he said. “The more repressive a society becomes, the more it reaches out to the bipolar opposites. The less repressive societies move into the two, three, four categories.”

Stayton then proposed a “solid biblical case” for proving that Jesus was “a solid three.”

October 24, 2018

Nationalism

Filed under: Education, History, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 17:00

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October 23, 2018

Since the 1980’s they don’t want you to vote.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Education, History, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 15:59

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