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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27, 2017. 5 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

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26, 2017. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 24, 2017 at 11:20am

Bertold, In the late 1970s I read Genesis 1:26:

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." (King James Version).

The word, dominion, jumped off the page into my consciousness and I looked at what happened throughout history because of this notion. I began to see the word often, and I paid attention to what it meant. 

We don't have to go back very far in history to know what happens to people who believe this doctrine and I shuddered at the thought. The U.S. history has examples of the abuse of religious beliefs in a country that is based on freedom of/from religion. 

Most states allow religious exemptions from child abuse and neglect...

Spiritual Abuse and Whitewashed Marriage

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 24, 2017 at 8:23am

Has anyone run into this website?

Theocracy Watch

Comment by Ian Mason on August 24, 2017 at 7:17am

http://minttheater.org/production/the-suitcase-under-the-bed/

Was out and about yesterday evening. Chinese food, cappuccino and cake and then theater. All excellent.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 24, 2017 at 7:15am

Yes, Randall, this is a solo trip.

One of my posts has disappeared, here and on FB. I don't know why.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 24, 2017 at 6:59am

I really feel sorry for all of you that can't walk. It's something I look forward to doing each day, whether it's golfing or just plain walking the country backroads. State parks are nice, but you have to pay to get in, and spending money just to walk doesn't appeal to me.

Ian, it sounds like you've had a wonderful time in the States. I can't remember--have you been by yourself?

And, I have a question. Every now and then, a "tweet" logo pops up in my comment box. I can't get rid of it. Has this happened to others? And how do I deal with it?

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 24, 2017 at 4:31am

Sorry to hear your walking is limited Plinius and Carl.

I enjoy walking in nature settings as well, but haven't done it for a long time as I live too far from nature to walk there.  I'm thinking I should stop being so cheap about driving my car to nature settings so I can walk there again.  It would get me more healthy exercise I need, as well as an extra emotional boost from the beauty of nature.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 24, 2017 at 1:15am

Comment by Ian Mason on August 24, 2017 at 1:00am

Sorry to hear that,Carl.

Comment by Plinius on August 23, 2017 at 11:03pm

That's bad news, Carl!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2017 at 3:09pm

Ian, sounds like a very nice day.  I hope you get to do and see some great Art and eat some great food in New York.  Enjoy!

 

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