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About Me:
Serving military (Navy) 30 years. Freethinking, wide reading, wood turning, race (F1) watching sailor with a sense of humour
Age
53-58
Why are you here?
"Here", as in "on Earth"? Or "here" as in at Think Atheist? All kidding aside, my daughter sent me a link to an article (People walking out on a Bill Nye lecture in Texas because, apparently, the moon does not shine on its own!) I started exploring, and my interest was piqued. That, plus reading Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris, et al, would have eventually guided me here.
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The Bible goes Hollywood!!!

Posted on November 12, 2011 at 7:57am 0 Comments

I came across this on the website http://www.canoe.ca,.

The scene is a Hollywood movie studio boardroom.  S.H., the studio head, is probing his staff for some "blockbuster movie ideas".

One tidbit-

 

"S.H. (reading aloud): Holy Bible. (shrugs) Doesn't ring a bell."

 

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Watered-down anti-bullying legislation in Michigan

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 9:03am 1 Comment

From the "Detroit Free Press"-

 

"The Michigan Senate passed legislation Wednesday that requires school districts to develop anti-bullying policies, but the father of the boy for whom the bill is named says he has strong objections to language inserted at the last minute.

One of the reforms will require school districts to have procedures in place to address bullying complaints. But the bill now also has language that says requirements don't "prohibit a statement of a…

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Thought this only happened in other places......

Posted on October 2, 2011 at 9:07am 0 Comments

.....but I see the bucolic East Coast is not immune.

 

A local evangelical church is featured in "Halifax Magazine", a free add-in to the local Sunday paper.

 

From the article-

 

"He (Russ Conway, the pastor) initially says a gay person would be welcome within the church, but when pressed acknowledges that unless they wanted to become straight they would not be welcome."

 

And I'll give you the last three paragraphs (or what I feel is…

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Decisions, decisions......

Posted on September 25, 2011 at 6:29am 5 Comments

Any comments on this story from the Deep South?

 

Judge tells offenders to go to jail or church

By QMI Agency

 

Go to jail or go to church for a year.

 

That's the unique option being offered to non-violent offenders in a southern Alabama town.

According to The News Tribune, the city judge in Bay Minette will let misdemeanour offenders choose to work off their sentences in jail and pay a fine or go to church every Sunday for a…

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At 12:48pm on July 18, 2011, The Doctor said…
Welcom! I once considered a naval officers' career as well, cheerse!
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