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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

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 The Flying Atheist on August 12, 2014 at 1:09pm

Even though my name is Carl, a group of girls used to call me Carlton the Doorman (the guy who always spoke over the intercom on the Rhoda TV show.)  I used to HATE being called that. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 1:04pm

Being teased is not fun!  I remember being teased at grade school because my name is Francis, and "Francis the Talking Mule" was on TV at the time.

My memory is not good that many years ago, but I don't remember being very upset at that teasing.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2014 at 11:58am

I like Patch Adams, Jumanji, Awakenings, Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Mork & Mindy, and Bicentennial Man,  but my favorite is one that most people don't care for, Popeye.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 12, 2014 at 8:58am

Patch Adams

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 12, 2014 at 8:51am

Patch Adams?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 12, 2014 at 8:43am

I was never a big fan of the standup routines by Robin Williams but he was outstanding in many of his movie roles, both comedic and dramatic.  Dead Poets Society and Mrs. Doubtfire are two that immediately come to mind.  Comedians often excel in dramatic roles. 

Comment by Randall Smith on August 12, 2014 at 7:38am

So many comedians have suffered with depression. It's sorta like the "jolly fat person" persona--a form of compensation. I always thought Williams was trying too hard to be funny. He's at peace now.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 11, 2014 at 10:56pm

Felaine, that is funny.

Very sad about Robin Williams. There have been quite a few people who could cheer others up with their humour but suffered in private.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 11, 2014 at 7:55pm

It is really sad about Robin Williams. Such a talent!

Comment by Pat on August 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

Funnier than hell, Felaine.

 

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