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  1. A very interesting article here that suggests the development of a new religion based on the perpetuation of White Supremacy through Christianity. The Capitol Attack: White Supremacist Terrorism Meets Evangelical Christianity
  2. Certainly not. That would be dismissing the powers of Dr. Jesus.
  3. My wife has a friend that I have written about before. Can't say two sentences without throwing in Jesus and attributes anything she can't understand to her Gods plan. So today she came by the house, sat in her car while her granddaughters brought up a card and poinsettia for my wife. As I was thanking the girls she yelled and asked if I thought I had had Covid. I said I had tested positive a couple weeks ago. She stuck her hands out of the car and clapped. (She is a retired nurse and subscribes to the herd theory for ending Covid) She prattled on about Gods will and the death count is wrong. The whole exchange with her was bizarre to say the least and left me wishing I had ran down to her car and smacked her fat gray head.
  4. Was at a small grocery store yesterday and trying to get my cart around a couple who were in an intense discussion with a store worker in the middle of the aisle. They were quite oblivious to my presence and as I got within earshot .......... "God is sending a message with the virus!" came out of the mans mouth. I was wondering when the crazies would start going public with this sort of thing. It is kind of funny ......... an allegedly omnipotent being who must be living in Hubei province is using the scourge of a virus to send a message to the world. Sounds kind of James Bondish to me. It's in the same category of fallacious assertions that pertain to weather and geological phenomena. Like they only started happening when modern humans appeared. Still, I wonder what kind of message their god is sending when a hurricane hits an unpopulated area. Is there such a thing as sinful trees and rabbits?
  5. "You don't understand why these things happen but we know it was God's plan," Truelock told WHNS. "And that's the only thing that can get us through, 'cause we know it was God."Paisley's parents are hoping autopsy results will offer more insight into her death, WHNS reported. Tragic but the reporter obviously couldn't resist adding that last line.
  6. (CNN) - An entire town in Louisiana got a Christmas blessing thanks to holy water and an airplane. Cow Island and the neighboring farms got a dusting of 100 gallons of holy water just before Christmas, the Diocese of Lafayette announced Sunday. ..... and in the neighboring town of Rationality all citizens bowed their heads for a massive face palm.
  7. All of it. From the preparation to adjusting to the lack of oxygen and altitude, it was absolutely incredible. If you have even a passing thought of doing it, just do it. The thing is every person who has asked me about it thinks it must have been very expensive, it wasn't and could have been even cheaper had we not had a guide and porter. If you have any questions just PM me.
  8. My wife lost her mom when she was 12. It had a devastating impact on her and a lot of her motivations and behaviors are traceable to that event. Every once in a while she will mention "when I see mom in heaven". It presents a rare occasion with believers where you just have to nod and smile.
  9. You only have 2 posts and this one sounds like something from The Onion. If there is an ounce of sincerity in your post then it would be reasonable to assume you have not traveled much in which case this seems appropriate........ "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - Mark Twain
  10. This popped up from someone in my Facebook feed. It's titled First Moments in Heaven. Seriously?
  11. My wife and I just returned from a trek in Nepal where we went to the Everest base camp. While waiting for our flight out of there we met a guy from Tennessee who had gotten a cold when he was just two days from completing the same trek but had to return while the rest of his group pushed on. During the conversation he revealed that the trek was actually a mission trip funded by his church to check out possible villages to "plant" church members to "spread the word". I didn't know whether to puke or roll my eyes and leave. Fortunately within a few minutes we got called to the air strip and left. I just find it utterly disturbing that still, today, there are people so warped by their religion that they think it's a good thing to invade indigenous people and spread their brand of delusion. It's disgusting.
  12. Yesterday my wife and I ran into the woman in this story. Oh she had the greatest thing happen to her the previous day. Her elderly husband had exited a parking lot onto a state highway and went the wrong direction. He went several miles before realizing his mistake and did a U-turn in the middle of the road. Her god was so good to her husband that he delayed the stop lights on down the road so that there was no traffic and he didn't run into anyone. She said, "Just another example of how God works!" All I could think about was how a guy did the same thing near this woman's home several years ago except he had his 4 kids in his car and ran head on into someone killing everyone except himself. Guess her God didn't care so much about those toddlers.
  13. Today was my wife's annual play-on-the-lake day with her retired boss' uber-Christian family. Every year she invites him and his wife, their 4 adult sons and their bazillion children over to swim and tube. All they do when they're here is talk politics and religion. Not a damn one of them can complete a sentence without tossing in god or jesus. It's very annoying. So as usual, before they ate, the boss' wife said a prayer then dropped in something I'd never heard of before, a "God Sighting". I guess it's a feel good thing running rampant through the mega-churches and incites competition between fundy's. She explained that she had planned on getting KFC for the meal but she had gone to Kroger before KFC and hallelujah! Praise Jebus!! They had yesterdays chicken for half price!! AND .............. she had taken all the leftover hot dogs from the church brunch!! The whole meal for 31 people only cost her $10.00!! Now there's a reason why the chicken is half price ................ after sitting under the high beams all day the shit is about half the size it was when it was fresh because every last ounce of moisture has been baked out of it. You have to take a drink of something after every bite just to wash it out of your pie hole. And those hot dogs ........... I had been to enough church breakfasts and brunches to know that churchies usually bring the cheapest thing they can find and these dogs were no different. They were more like super compacted finger sized tubes of fake meat saturated in red dye No. 4. The capper though was after everyone had been through the chow line I brought up the rear. All that was left were a couple wings probably from a parakeet and one hot dog half burnt. Now if I would have been feeding 31 people I would have provided at least 3 good pieces of chicken for everyone and at least 2 dogs because those kids were gonna swim and get hungry again. I saw the pan that the bird and dogs came in and no way was there 90 pieces of chicken nor 31 hot dogs. I don't know about you but the god she saw must have been an imposter.
  14. The Duckboat Accident on July 19 --Tia Coleman's thoughts as she struggled to swim to the surface of the lake were focused on her family. She and 10 of her relatives were on a family vacation from Indiana, taking a tour Thursday of Table Rock Lake near the Missouri tourist hotspot of Branson. A treacherous squall sank the boat, sending Coleman down into cold, deep water. She knew she had to go up to get to safety and to help her children. "I said, 'Lord, please, I've got to get to my babies. I've got to get to my babies," she said Saturday at a news conference at at Cox Medical Center Branson, where she has been hospitalized since the incident that took 17 lives, including her husband, three children and five other members of her family. Her children have always loved to swim, Coleman said. They had taken vacations to other lakes and to beaches. "In our family, my oldest son is autistic so a lot of things normal families do, we don't always do," she said. They went on the duck boat because her eldest could be himself on the boat, she said. Passengers were told there was a storm coming before they went out on the water, Coleman said. The captain mentioned life jackets before they went onto the lake, she added, but he said, "you won't need them so we didn't grab them." Coleman said she thinks if she had been able to get a life jacket to her children -- she had a son sitting next to her -- she could have saved them. "I felt like, if I was able to get a life jacket I could have saved my babies because they could have at least floated up to the top and somebody could have grabbed them. And I wasn't able to do that," she said. Coleman told reporters that she hit her head as she tried to exit the boat, possibly butting up against the canopy. "The harder I was kicking to the top, I was pulled down," she said. As she lost hope of surviving, Coleman just let go and started floating. She felt warmer water closer to the surface and reached out her hand. When her head emerged from the lake, she looked around and saw a big riverboat docked nearby, but she didn't see anyone from her family. All of them but a nephew had perished. Coleman felt hands reaching down for her and then she realized she was being pulled out of the water. When asked whether she is happy she made it out alive, Coleman said she doesn't know yet and only time will tell. But she thinks there is a reason she survived. "God must have something for me because there's no way I should be here," she said. *facepalm* Right...... your loving omnipotent god could find absolutely no other way to lead you in the right direction other than to kill your whole family. The stupid is strong with this one.
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