Atheist and Christian to 'solve the mystery of the universe' at Midtown Scholar event

Dec 13, 2013 Full story: PennLive.com 218

Is it possible for a libertarian Christian and a liberal atheist to talk religion and politics and still remain civil? That's what Adam Murtagh of Mount Joy and Adam Lee of New York City are out to find out during their "Think! " debate and book signing at Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg at 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Both have written books about ... (more)

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Jim

Scunthorpe, UK

#162 Dec 23, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
United Kingdom Christmas food ---Part two ---
Christmas Eve is also a time for dishes that reflect our diverse backgrounds. Spiced beef is on the menu at Irish blogger and author Niamh Shields's house: "It's like corned beef but with spices and is a grand Cork Christmas tradition. It goes back to the spice trade. Traders from Asia would travel to Cork and trade spices for butter."
Few go to town on Christmas Eve feasts like the Italians. "Our family has always prepared a multi-course fish-based dinner for about 24 people," says chef Massimo Bottura. In the Caldesi household, chefs Katie and Giancarlo have created an Anglo-Italian ritual: leaving out port and panettone for St Nick. Meanwhile, like the Catholics, half-Italian cook Laura Santtini nods to her roots with a fish pie: "Fish is meant to bring good luck for the coming year, so I make it with a big pinch of Italian guilt for fear of breaking with tradition."
Like the Italians, Scandinavians also hold their main feast on the 24th. The Swedes serve sumptuous julbord. "For Christmas Eve dinner, we have a table laden with pickles and preserves. Pickled herring is the most important component, then boiled eggs and Löjrom, says Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt. Half-Danish chef Anna Hansen still celebrates with a feast consisting of "braised red cabbage, brown potatoes (baby potatoes blanched and then finished in butter and sugar), boiled new potatoes, roast pork and gravy."
Gravlax is also popular among non-Scandis. The Caldesis pair it with champagne, while Australian food writer Bill Granger says: "When I was growing up, we didn't really have any Christmas Eve traditions, but as soon as I had my children, we felt like we needed our own. I get some gravlax to make smoked-salmon blinis and do a couple of big salads."
So perhaps our lack of Christmas Eve culinary tradition doesn't matter – it just leaves us free to cherry-pick the best continental rituals and make up our own. Start this season, and in a few years it'll seem as much a part of the day as sobbing over The Snowman or putting out carrots for Rudolph. Whatever you eat on Christmas Eve, have a merry one.
LCN panic-spams the Atheism forum once again with Christian propoganda.
Jim

Scunthorpe, UK

#163 Dec 23, 2013
While topix does f*all as usual.
LCNLin

United States

#164 Dec 23, 2013
Great Britain and Christmas Message

"I speak now from my home and from my heart to you all".

These words, spoken on 25 December 1932 by King George V from a small office at Sandringham, marked the beginning of a tradition which, to many, has become an integral part of the yuletide festivities - the Christmas Broadcast.

Since that time, a Christmas Day message has been delivered by the monarch to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth almost every year.

You can find a full listing of The Queen's Christmas Broadcasts in this section.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/ImagesandBroadcasts/T...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#165 Dec 23, 2013
MrDesoto1 wrote:
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I only caught that first sentence and this part where he thinks he's being stalked and displays his paranoia, "Trolls, it is because atheists stalk Christians on internet talkboards and Christians rarely bother to go to boring as hell atheist boards,
Obviously he either hasn't been here on the Atheism Forum very long, or he's just lying again.
Furthermore, he's come here to this Forum to disparage Atheists on this thread. We did not stalk him. In fact I didn't know about his Electric Kool-Aid Cult until I googled his moniker.
Yes, his "website" is hilarious.

And not a little disturbing. And clearly, he's psychotic.

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Scunthorpe, UK

#167 Dec 24, 2013
biomystic wrote:
"Clearly he's psychotic"....oh yes, Archbishop of all the Holy Land Dioceses. Bob here says I must tell you that you too must be psychotic having tea with me and learning first hand about the Story of Paxcalibur, that Story at: http://biomystic.org/paxstory.htm . So too would my former boss, CEO of our county's largest corporate employer where I worked as a psychotic environmental consultant. I got my boss, obviously also totally psychotic to drive me and my kids to do the 4th sanctification baptism ritual for Paxcalibur, Sword of Peace, the Holy Land's newest and most powerful religious icon honored and and kept by another psychotic priest in one of Christianity's most holy cities, Nazareth. At Easter of 2003, over 500 psychotic Nazarean Christians honored Paxcalibur and even psychotic TV cameramen filmed the event and put it on Nazarean psychotic TV for thousands of psychotic Nazareans to see a miracle from God in their time.
I just have to laugh at Bob and the fellow Evangelical Atheists who actually believer their idiotic slanders. I'd like to see the look on Bob's face when he finds out what I've done in this world compared to him or any atheist trolls to help human beings while he just sits mouthing off and throwing mud pies at his betters. You atheists are such little boys in your minds and actions and so pathetically driven to expose your lack of intelligence every day on these boards. Luckily, smarter minds pay you guys no heed and dismiss your daily attacks on Christians as only more proof of being spiritually retarded.
Your religious spam is getting too much. Bring evidence of god instead.
Jim

Scunthorpe, UK

#168 Dec 24, 2013
biomystic wrote:
"Clearly he's psychotic"....oh yes, Archbishop of all the Holy Land Dioceses. Bob here says I must tell you that you too must be psychotic having tea with me and learning first hand about the Story of Paxcalibur, that Story at: http://biomystic.org/paxstory.htm . So too would my former boss, CEO of our county's largest corporate employer where I worked as a psychotic environmental consultant. I got my boss, obviously also totally psychotic to drive me and my kids to do the 4th sanctification baptism ritual for Paxcalibur, Sword of Peace, the Holy Land's newest and most powerful religious icon honored and and kept by another psychotic priest in one of Christianity's most holy cities, Nazareth. At Easter of 2003, over 500 psychotic Nazarean Christians honored Paxcalibur and even psychotic TV cameramen filmed the event and put it on Nazarean psychotic TV for thousands of psychotic Nazareans to see a miracle from God in their time.
I just have to laugh at Bob and the fellow Evangelical Atheists who actually believer their idiotic slanders. I'd like to see the look on Bob's face when he finds out what I've done in this world compared to him or any atheist trolls to help human beings while he just sits mouthing off and throwing mud pies at his betters. You atheists are such little boys in your minds and actions and so pathetically driven to expose your lack of intelligence every day on these boards. Luckily, smarter minds pay you guys no heed and dismiss your daily attacks on Christians as only more proof of being spiritually retarded.
Never mind your claims about god, Your website is offensive to html itself.
ONE LOVE

San Jose, CA

#169 Dec 24, 2013
biomystic,

Be careful when you cast your pearls that you don't inadvertently annoy the swine and be dragged down in the mire and ripped to sheds.

just sayin :)

Since: Nov 12

Arcata, CA

#170 Dec 24, 2013
One Love, it's in my job description, having to deal with swine. Happily, God's given me the miraculous ability to turn swine into wine. I'm scraping off the "T" in old Port wine bottles now and putting in the K just in time for Christmas gifts. Working on the kosher and halal requirements too so my Jewish and Muslim friends can toast the essence of atheist sour grapes, bouquet of burning tire and old tennis shoes for that "manly" kick in the head.
Jim

Scunthorpe, UK

#171 Dec 25, 2013
biomystic wrote:
One Love, it's in my job description, having to deal with swine. Happily, God's given me the miraculous ability to turn swine into wine. I'm scraping off the "T" in old Port wine bottles now and putting in the K just in time for Christmas gifts. Working on the kosher and halal requirements too so my Jewish and Muslim friends can toast the essence of atheist sour grapes, bouquet of burning tire and old tennis shoes for that "manly" kick in the head.
What makes you think Atheists care about your religious hallucinations? Can't you tell your religious friends instead?

Since: Nov 12

Arcata, CA

#173 Dec 25, 2013
Jim wrote:
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What makes you think Atheists care about your religious hallucinations? Can't you tell your religious friends instead?
What a Grinch you are, Jim. Merry Christmas and take the corncob out of your too cus and have a laugh at yourself. Believe me, you need it.

“Tis the Season for Reason!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#174 Dec 25, 2013
biomystic wrote:
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What a Grinch you are, Jim. Merry Christmas and take the corncob out of your too cus and have a laugh at yourself. Believe me, you need it.
“Only in the steady and constant application of force lies the very first prerequisite for success. This persistence, however, can always and only arise from a definite spiritual conviction. Any violence which does not spring from a firm, spiritual base, will be wavering and uncertain.”–Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf
(Here Hitler is admitting that his war against the Jews were so successful because of his strong Christian Spirituality.)
Jim

Scunthorpe, UK

#175 Dec 25, 2013
Buck Crick wrote:
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Whiner.
waaaaaaa...waaaaaa...waaaaaa.. .
Run to mommy, Jim Shorts.
This is coming from the creationist idiot who thinks 6m + 7m = 150m.
Jim

Scunthorpe, UK

#176 Dec 25, 2013
Religious people have always had problems with numbers - they can't even accept the age of the planet itself!
Jim

Scunthorpe, UK

#177 Dec 25, 2013
biomystic wrote:
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What a Grinch you are, Jim. Merry Christmas and take the corncob out of your too cus and have a laugh at yourself. Believe me, you need it.
You get respect AFTER you've proven your religious lies. We have to explain this to you over and over again because of your *problem*.
LCNlin

United States

#178 Dec 25, 2013
Happy Christmas Day

Blessed New Year

Happiness !
Jim

Scunthorpe, UK

#179 Dec 25, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Happy Christmas Day
Blessed New Year
Happiness !
Happy Holidays! no god ever existed. Get on and enjoy your lives!
LCNlin

United States

#181 Dec 25, 2013
Merry Christmas in the USA is traditional part of our culture.

I enjoy Churches when I am in London and Kent.
Jim

Scunthorpe, UK

#182 Dec 26, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Merry Christmas in the USA is traditional part of our culture.
I enjoy Churches when I am in London and Kent.
Religious idiot deliberately spamming the atheism forum with antagonist garbage.

Since: Nov 12

Arcata, CA

#183 Dec 26, 2013
This is the forums and polls threads, not atheists. Go to Outer Darkness, oh Evangelical Atheists Children of the Corn Cob. Oh thou of the stuck up behinds that as you see above are beyond normal human sentiments of good cheer at Christmas, the Evangelical Atheists favorite Holiday on earth. Merry Christmas, and remember, Evangelical Atheists, to always keep the X in Xmas.

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#184 Dec 26, 2013
biomystic wrote:
This is the forums and polls threads, not atheists. Go to Outer Darkness, oh Evangelical Atheists Children of the Corn Cob. Oh thou of the stuck up behinds that as you see above are beyond normal human sentiments of good cheer at Christmas, the Evangelical Atheists favorite Holiday on earth. Merry Christmas, and remember, Evangelical Atheists, to always keep the X in Xmas.
Evangelical is a religious word, get some evidence of god or get well.

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