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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Ian Mason on November 29, 2012 at 4:45am

Thank you, Melinda. What you say warms my heart. HUG.

I think that's the same tune, Joan but I miss Jelly Roll Morton's "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if the women don't get ya, the liquor must".

A change in society will come when those who have power begin to sleep nervously at night.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 29, 2012 at 12:34am

OK, if politicians will not make a helpful contribution, then who are our allies? Environmentalists, wage earners, foreign countries who feel or were in fact exploited, small farmers and home gardeners? Any others? 

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2012 at 12:26am

We're all working at the same project, Joan! But I'm not at all confident that politicians will make a helpful contribution - for me it's business as usual: hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2012 at 7:47pm

Oh dear! I hope I don't lose friends over my net statement, but now is the time to start thinking and acting toward a next election. We know Obama won't be a candidate next time; who should be? 

Someone who respects and honors:

* labor as much a capital?

* the environment? 

*others of different nations, not to be exploited but to be empowerers of flourishing of all?

* water and soil and air? 
Please don't "un-friend" me for my eagerness to build a healthier and wiser and more responsible population of the Earth!

World Population 7,081,949,110 and growing exponentially. 

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 28, 2012 at 6:35pm

Ian, I couldn't get the link but googled and found this one:

"Flee as a bird" & "oh didn't he ramble"

The first bit is "Flee as a bird" a typical New Orleans Dirge; the second part in march tempo is "oh didn't he ramble"

What a way to go!

Comment by Steph S. on November 28, 2012 at 4:20pm

What cute stuff today. Future - love those lazer eyes cats and it does reming me of Village of the Damned Flying Atheist. LOL Ruth - it is too soon. Congrats on your smartphone Melinda. I hope you are enjoying it.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 28, 2012 at 1:37pm

Very funny lazer eyes! ROFL, Joan. That internet generation gap cuts close.

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 28, 2012 at 9:45am

Future, I see you're new here.  Welcome!  That's a funny cat pic.  (Reminds me of the film, Village of the Damned)

Comment by Steph S. on November 28, 2012 at 8:49am

Comment by Future on November 28, 2012 at 8:40am

I've been completely under their control for years now.

 

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