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February 27, 2018

My view on what morals are, how we developed them, what the foundations of our morals are. Hugs

Filed under: Ideas, My Life and Rants, Reason, You Tube — Scottie @ 12:18

February 25, 2018

Jim has a new blog

Filed under: Atheism, Ideas, My Life and Rants, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 16:56

A great blogger who often posts intriguing and interesting posts about theology and its failings.   On his old blog we had many great convestations.   Recently he had to create a new blog.   I recommend everyone give his new blog a visit.  Hugs

February 22, 2018

Assault weapons ban – school shooting response

Filed under: Ideas, My Life and Rants, Political, Reason, You Tube — Scottie @ 11:26


Filed under: Funny Stuff, My Life and Rants, opinion, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 09:55

I was going to make a new category label calledlies“.   I would use it for when I post something religious.  Then I realised that I already have the category religion, so that would be redundant.  😃😄😅😋😘😉😎Hugs


February 21, 2018

I am often asked why

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, My Life and Rants, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 15:08

I am often asked why I post so much against religions.   The truth is I am defending a secular state from those who would force a theocracy on us.   Think not?   Here is a recent sample from just two websites.     I did not even both to list the many from the friendly atheist  .   What do you think of these:

Pride parade refused.                             

The two people who spoke against having the parade were resident Dorothy Isaac and pastor of Josey Creek Missionary Baptist Church Thomas Rogers. Isaac said, “God created Adam and Eve. Do not turn our city into a sin city. It should not be this.”

Porn is a bigger danger to the health of our children than assault weapons.      

The House chose not to consider the gun-control bill. Less than an hour later, state Rep. Ross Spano (R) presented his resolution, arguing that viewing porn can lead to both “mental and physical illnesses” along with “deviant, or problematic sexual behaviors.”

A hate group claims it is a church.                          

This is outrageous. It reeks of Christian supremacy — One set of laws for conservative Christians; another set of laws for everyone else. We all subsidize groups like Liberty Counsel. We have a right to know what they took in and how they spent it. Being tax-exempt is a privilege. It is not a right and it comes with certain responsibilities.

Georgia wants to give adoption agencies the right to discriminate against same sex couples for religious reasons.                             

The Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning passed a bill that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs. The bill would also prohibit the Georgia Department of Human Services from taking “adverse action” against such agencies. There were no public comments allowed, and the bill passed along party lines and will now head to the Senate floor for a vote.

Parody marriages.                                                

 According to the SC Statehouse website, the bill, entitled the “Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act,” was introduced in the House, read for the first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary on February 15, 2018. “‘Parody marriage’ means any form of marriage that does not involve one man and one woman,” read the bill. “‘Marriage’ means a union of one man and one woman.”

And lastly from Jerry Coyne’s blog  where he often posts about the dangers of religion.

Over at Quillette, Jeff Tayler has a nice interview with a Muslim apostate who’s new to most of us: Lubna Ahmed. She’s an engineer from Baghdad, and, after going on the Rubin Report via Skype 3 years ago, and proclaiming her atheism and dislike of Islam, she became a pariah in Iraq. She was attacked and got death threats. Ahmed had little choice but to move, and came to the U.S. with the help of the Richard Dawkins Foundation and the Center for Inquiry. Now fairly safe, she speaks freely about Islam.

It’s a far-reaching conversation, and will of course not only be deemed “Islamophobic”, even though it’s about the religion and not the people, but will also make Ahmed an endangered person. For nearly all ex-Muslims in America, or at least those who are vocal about the problems with the faith, are endangered. Some, like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, need bodyguards. Remember when you hear that “all religions are the same” or “Islam is no more dangerous than any other faith,” that apostate Christians, Jews, or Hindus don’t risk murder when they declare their atheism and begin criticizing their former religion. Only Islam motivates people to become fatwa-following killers.


February 18, 2018

Matt Dillahunty Said this. And my thought.

Filed under: Atheism, My Life and Rants, opinion, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 19:06

“is it more miraculous Jesus lived, died, and came back to life or is someone potentially mistaken or misrepresenting the events”  “Which one is more miraculous”?  He referenced Hume who said we should always disregard the most miraculous claims.  Not to accept the lesser miracle because that would be wrong, but always disregard the more miraculous claim.  

To me this is the essence of the argument I have seen Ark makeover and over to people.   Ark, like Matt is correct.  Which seems more likely that a man died and then rotted for three days and came back to life, not as a zombie, not as a rotting ghost figure, but as a whole healed man he had been, or that in reality it was a story made up, people got it wrong, stories were combined and mistaken.  Think of the false news stories you hear today that people believe wholly  that are fake.  Think how much easier it would be to write such a make up story in a time where no internet, no cameras, no recordings, just what you wrote.   Heck if that was the standard L.Ron Hubbard would be king if the universe now.  



Is he?

Filed under: Atheism, Creator, Funny Stuff, My Life and Rants, opinion, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 15:04

Just heard a good one on a video.  In the beginning of the bible before he made anyone to hear him, god is talking to someone.   IS he talking to himself?  Is he may be Schizophrenic?  Could explain a lot.  Hugs

February 7, 2018

Kitchen construction continues.

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 15:07

So I have been even worse at getting to the many blogs I love and answering the constant deluge of emails.  ( email inbox up over 9000 as of yesterday. ) I love all the blogs I can not get to each day.  I love the emails I get which can quickly go over three hundred depending on the discussions I get into on comments.  Yes I love to read what others comment on posts I like.  SO if I comment on a blog I will normally follow the comments.   

The last few days I have been helping Ron with kitchen rebuild instead of being on the computer.   We had to get more cabinets and put the finish on them.  We had to get more paneling and get it up, Ron moved outlets, and we still have household chores to do, like cooking, eating, cleaning, laundry , and sleeping.  Yesterday evening Ron had to get a new window A/C unit for our bedroom and install it, and I assisted him.   

As many of you know we went to remodel our kitchen and found the entire outer wall of the room was destroyed and had to be replaced.  I posted several posts on it.  In two days Ron ripped the old wall out and put up a new one.  I should have thought faster and just had him inclose the carport the wall faced.  Here is a few pictures of how far we have gotten.  Remember Ron works full time at a hospital doing 12 hour night shifts.   Hugs


February 3, 2018

Racism is fear based

Filed under: Bigotry, History, My Life and Rants, News, Race, You Tube — Scottie @ 12:22

The rambling rant of mine below is on my idea that racism is based on fear.   If you don’t like videos that is OK, basically I say that videos of the white nationals marching showed they feared displacement.  Videos where white nations claim they a white genocide is happening is again simply fear.   I was inspired to do the video by the following news article:

And the video here:

Thanks to those who watch, please comment or go to youtube and rate if you feel so inclined.    I plan to do more rants as I think of things other than the disaster tRump administration to talk about.  Oh don’t get me started on that idiotic Nunes memo.  The BBC is openly mocking the USA on this and shows other countries also thinking we are a laugh stock.  Hugs

January 23, 2018

Great Thor they are at it again. They seem unable to understand secular country and religious freedom for religion and from theirs. Hugs

Below are some excerpts from the post.    Please take a moment to read it and see what we face everyday to keep a secular country.  Everytime a christian asks why Atheist don’t just let them be, this is the reason why.   Hugs

A Mississippi legislator, Credell Calhoun, has proposed a bill that would force teachers to recite the Ten Commandments at the beginning of every school day. Because what Mississippi needs in its public schools is more Jesus.


What exactly is the educational benefit of telling children they can’t have other gods before the one true Christian God? Or that they can’t make false idols? Or they can’t take God’s name in vain? Or that they have to rest on Sunday? Or that they can’t have sex with people they’re not married to? Or they can’t want what their neighbors have?


Do kindergartners really need to be told not to commit adultery?


This isn’t just a horrible idea; it’s illegal. Giving students and teachers the option of opting out doesn’t change that. Shoving the Ten Commandments down the throats of every public school student in the state is an obvious endorsement of religion in the classroom, and there’s no doubt this would be challenged in the courts if it passed.

January 21, 2018

My lates video , it is on soap pods. Hugs

Filed under: Harm, Health, My Life and Rants, opinion, You Tube — Scottie @ 20:43

My latest YouTube video is on my channel.  It is on the current eating of soap pods.  I am not going to post it here as I need to have people start watching my videos on Youtube and commenting if you want there.  I get lots of views of my videos here, but they don’t translate to YouTube.  So please if you are interested go to 

and let me know what you think.   Hugs

January 20, 2018

Just seen in a movie

Filed under: Ideas, My Life and Rants, opinion — Scottie @ 23:19

We all wish it was us, that is why we believe!

Could that explain religion? Simple ego and desire, fear and want?   Hugs

January 16, 2018

I support Chelsea Manning for Senate

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News, opinion, People I like, Political — Scottie @ 11:43

January 13, 2018

A few more.

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 11:46

So here are a few pictures after they pulled all the old insulation out.  The shinny is the old metal outer wall that the siding was put over.   The part of the floor that is out in the corner shows a leaking pipe, but they aren’t sure they did not cause that with the work.  Either way it has to be fixed.   Heck.   Hugs

More destruction pictures.

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 10:58

Old 2X4 eaten away by termites.  The termites are long gone as are the prior owners.   

Dealing with destruction. I need a xanax!

Filed under: Construction, Family, My Life and Rants, News — Scottie @ 10:49

Just a quick note of what I am dealing with at home.   We have been having major deconstruction – quick construction because we bought all new kitchen appliances.   We were slowly removing and renovating the kitchen.  We have done the rest of the home.  We have had to gut the house , so we were taking our time to repair it.  I have lots of pictures to do a few posts with.   However last week was spent tearing out the old door and wall and putting a new much larger door in .  Needed to get the new appliances in side.   This morning we tried to find spots for the rest of the stuff in cupboards as we started to remove the final cabinets.    Turns out the floor underneath had gone out ( we suspected that ) and the wall the upper cupboards were on had no support and needed to be replaced.  We suspected it as we found damage when we took out the door and the wall the sink was on we had to rebuild entirely back in 2007.    What a disaster his project is getting to be.   

Here are the pictures of my morning. 

Old kitchen.


Two of our new appliances, the huge new refrigerator and the huge new stove.

Now the morning mess.   I will not have a kitchen for a few days after what the guys found this morning.

I just got informed that the sink and last bit of counter must go also.  So for several days I will have no sink, no counter, no living room ( it is full of everything that could be shoved into it ) .   I will have a toaster oven and a microwave on a rolling cart, but no where to set anything heated in them and nowhere to clean up.  Looks like a few days of pizza and mcdonalds.   Be well.  I am a nervous wreck.   Hugs

January 12, 2018

A big thank you

Filed under: Family, History, My Life and Rants, News, People I like, Thanks — Scottie @ 19:25

I just want to give everyone who comes to my Toy Box a huge thank you.   I started my blog 8 years ago.  I don’t think I had a plan for it then.    But it grew and matured and so did I.  Today I looked at my 2017 stats.

1,737,810 Views       1,376,232  Visitors    754 Followers    5,738 Likes   3,894 Comments

Very warm loving hugs, Scottie


January 8, 2018

My thoughts / rants on end of life.

Filed under: My Life and Rants, opinion, You Tube — Scottie @ 11:29

The third in a three part series I recorded.   This one covers end of life issues.  I talk about the dignity of death,  hospice care, dying.     Hugs

My thoughts on Pro-life, Pro-woman’s rights, quality of life.

Filed under: Children, My Life and Rants, opinion, You Tube — Scottie @ 11:09

If you seen my first video in this series you know I was asked about some of these issues.  I needed to break it down into several videos as they got long.    This video covers my thoughts on abortion, the real meaning of being pro-life, and my support for a woman’s rights to her body, I also cover what is written in the bible about abortion and when life begins.  Hugs

My thoughts and rant on the subject of suicide.

Filed under: My Life and Rants, opinion, Reason, You Tube — Scottie @ 10:52

I was recently asked to do a video on suicide.  The subject was more than could be covered on one video by me.  I broke the issues down into three videos.  This is the first one.  As always I welcome your thoughts, your opinions, your ideas.   Be well and happy.   Hugs

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