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May 16, 2018

Not what I thought it would be. Loves and hugs

Filed under: Funny Stuff, meme, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 15:05

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May 10, 2018

A request from my brother Randy

Filed under: Health, Ideas, My Life and Rants, People I like — Scottie @ 20:06

Randy and I were talking about how much riding my bike has started to help me recover.  He is interested in riding also.  He asked me to see if any of the readers here have some ideas about bikes for him.   He wrote his size below.  He says he is having trouble finding a bike where he lives.    Thanks a lot everyone.  Hugs

6’4″ 300+ lbs. 34″ inseam. Prefer something I could take up north and ride on those dirt roads as well as the paved roads here.

 

May 9, 2018

They are everywhere, they walk among us

Filed under: Atheism, My Life and Rants, Questions, Reason, Religion, Youth — Tags: , — Scottie @ 15:48

So on my way home after getting my stitches out of my mouth ( for the second time ) I stopped at the grocery store down the street from our home for a few items.  We shop there often and are recognized by the people working there.   I had passed the manager a few times and joked with him.  We both happened to be at the egg display case at the same time and I found a case of eggs with a few broken ones.   I gave the case to the manager.   I then checked another one and it also had broken ones, and I gave these to the manager also.  He was trying to take the broken ones out and get a full unbroken case and at that point a young store worker I had not seen before stopped by us.   I told the manager that three weeks ago I had checked a case of eggs, turned to put them into the cart, and hit the handle.  At that point the eggs flew out of my hands and flipped three times in the air, landing in the cart right side up.   Not a single egg got broken.  When I finished the young teen / adult boy spoke up and told me and the manager ” That was god Sir”, he blurted out.  “It was God, it had to be, only God could have kept them from breaking”.  Then as I just stared at him and the manager was also less than pleased he continued again with his lesson to us about the egg saving grace of his God, “God is with us, he is with you Sir, God is all around us and …”.   Noticing the manager was now giving him a very icy stare the young man began walking away.  As he departed I could hear him finish his joyful telling me about how God was with me.   The Manger turned to me and I shrugged while mentioning I had not known God was so good at designing styrofoam egg cases.    He laughed and I went on my way.  I wonder if that boy will be getting a talking to about telling people about his god while at work.  I felt bad for the boy really.  He honestly felt a deity had intervened to save the eggs I was buying but the boy never thought about the  kids his God lets starve and be raped.  The look on the boys face as he was telling us about his god was so happy.  I wonder, what happens when the light comes on , when that boy’s god fails him?  It seems cruel to me to teach young people to have that faith over reason.   Even though I live in the southern USA in a state known for its churches and religious fanatics, I was still stunned to see this.   What has education become in our country, this young man was praising his God and telling me he protected my possible eggs purchase but the boy was not thinking of the human engineers who worked on the packaging nor the many far more important things his God should have been doing and did not do.   Any thoughts?  Hugs

May 3, 2018

Gun violence. Think on this people.

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May 1, 2018

Republican super snowflakes.

Filed under: Funny Stuff, meme, My Life and Rants, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 13:45

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April 30, 2018

Learn how the system works before you criticize it

Filed under: Education, My Life and Rants, News, Political, Questions — Tags: , — Scottie @ 22:40

I am getting so tired of hearing tRump and the republicans on Fox that defend him say that democrats want all the immigrants from the southern border , both legal and illegal , because they will vote for the democrats.   They can NOT vote!  Especially if they are illegal.  You have to be a citizen or a naturalized citizen.   So stop this bullshit please.  Learn the system of government and voting of the country before you start spouting off with nonsense.  How do people listen to tRump and fox spout this crap and believe it.  If the President doesn’t even know the requirements for voting, how can he be considered able to lead the nation?   Hugs

Amanda. Her comments, my replies, how she sounds in her comments.

April 23, 2018

I am proud to be in opposition to tRump & crew

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 10:37

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New Hair cut

Filed under: My Life and Rants, Pictures — Scottie @ 09:47

April 11, 2018

A rant on how the Christian religion has had and wants to keep privilege in the USA. How the Christian’s are more a danger in the USA to me as a gay man than Muslims. The reasons why. Hugs

A bit of a rant on my take on stupidity. Recently I have watched people say things really clearly wrong and not even bother to find out the facts. I do not have time for that nonsense. Hugs

Filed under: Earth News, Education, My Life and Rants, Reason — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 16:08

April 6, 2018

The votes so far.

Filed under: My Life and Rants, Pictures, Questions — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:30

Thanks to everyone who voted.  I don’t think any of the pictures were very good, but you guys did try to find something in them.  Here are the vote totals.  

Miles voted for # 0                              Colonialist Voted for # 14 

Jim voted for # 0 , 14                           Nan voted for # 3 , 8

Randy voted for # 2                             Esme voted for # 6, 3, 4

So by my math that is 2 votes for # 0, 2 votes for # 14, 2 votes for # 3, and one vote for a few others. 

So there was no clear winner.  The three most liked were:

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Snapshot_20180405_14

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Please let me know what you think would be the best thing to do.  Should I pick one of these, leave the one I put up yesterday, or take a new better one.   Be well.  Hugs

 

 

April 5, 2018

OK that horrible time again when I need a new avatar picture.

Filed under: Funny Stuff, My Life and Rants, opinion, Pictures, Questions — Scottie @ 11:22

OK I know it is a pain , and painful to do, but I need to update my avatar picture.  I took two sets for you to look at.  I never can tell what pictures look good of my self.   I forgot to set the lights for the camera, dropped both cameras on the floor and had to rest all the settings.  I seem out of focus, but you guys decide.  By the way I forgot to reset the camera on the first set to show the proper view relationship.  In other words my left is right on some.   I think.  Hugs

March 28, 2018

A short update: Oral surgery.

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 13:00

Hello everyone.  Draw up a piece of the internet and have a sit down.  I just want to update everyone.  I have not been out to as many bogs as I normally get to.  It is not that I have stopped liking all of your blogs, I simply have not felt well.  Plus I have been having appointments that took my time.   I just got back from oral surgery.  I had to have a lot of work on the gums and teeth lately.  So this morning they took out a bad tooth, cut the gums or pulled them from the teeth, cleaned everything, smoothed some places.   They gave me a bone graft to fill the hole the bad tooth came from.  Then they put the gums back and stitch then back up.   I had the lower left done.   I have to have the upper left done and the upper right.   Then the dental work starts.   

So I have a lot of numbing stuff in my mouth now.   Plus I got a whole sheet of instructions for the next two weeks.   No eating for several hours.  Soft foods only, nothing hard or crunching.  No straws.   No hot liquids for a few days.   Plus no brushing that area, but soak it in peridex twice a day.   A bunch of antibiotics.  I turned down the painkillers as I am already on them.   

I hope to be back to the 100 plus blogs and the 300 and up emails I get daily very soon.   Thank you for understanding and again I love all of you.   Hugs

March 18, 2018

A great visit from a special person.

Filed under: Family, Love, My Life and Rants, People I like — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:53

As many people know I have a special friend who is more than a brother to me.   Randy is smart, funny, kind, generous,  and a sweet person to be around.  He drove a long way to come visit last week.   Ron and I really enjoyed the time we spent together.   Here is a picture of the three of us at an outside restaurant on the waterfront.  It was very windy but we enjoyed it.   Randy is the one without a jacket on.    Hugs

Randy, Scottie, Ron in the wind  

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

https://jimoeba.wordpress.com/

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

https://jimoeba.wordpress.com/

February 22, 2018

Assault weapons ban – school shooting response

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

Redundant

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 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/  .   What do you think of these:

Pride parade refused.                                       http://www.joemygod.com/2018/02/21/mississippi-town-denies-permit-pride-parade/

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.                http://www.joemygod.com/2018/02/21/florida-republican-reps-declare-porn-health-risk-refusing-discuss-ban-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.                                    http://www.joemygod.com/2018/02/20/anti-lgbt-hate-groups-declare-churches-thereby-evading-financial-disclosure-requirements/

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.                                       http://www.joemygod.com/2018/02/20/georgia-senate-advances-anti-lgbt-adoption-bill/

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.                                                          http://www.joemygod.com/2018/02/18/south-carolina-republican-lawmakers-file-bill-seeking-classify-sex-marriage-parody-marriage/

 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 https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/  where he often posts about the dangers of religion. https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/jeff-tayler-interviews-lubna-ahmed-and-writes-a-memoriam-for-his-dad/

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.

 

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