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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Tuesday. 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 kathy: ky on September 4, 2017 at 2:35pm
Something I read concerning prayers going out to the flood victims.

Prayers are like masturbation. It feels good to the one who's doing it but does nothing for the one ​you're thinking of.
Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2017 at 1:47pm

Yes, its ALWAYS about money!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 4, 2017 at 1:46pm

A river cruise can be a lovely thing, Daniel.

Patricia, the problem is that no-one thinks things through when there's a profit to be made and anyone who raises objections is regarded as negative.

Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2017 at 1:25pm

Arguments go on here all the time about who should pay for damages done by human caused damages. Landslides happen quite often after heavy rains in those areas, because things are done underground creating a lot of instability.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 4, 2017 at 7:55am

That is a sad looking bear.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 4, 2017 at 7:54am

Ian, from what I've read, Southeast Idaho has not allowed fracking yet.

Comment by Plinius on September 4, 2017 at 7:02am

The north of the Netherlands sits on top of a gasfield. Since the 60s a lot of gas has been used and the north has had many earthquakes because of it. Not stronger than 5, but a lot of houses are slowly torn apart and the lawsuits about who should pay for the damage are endless.

Comment by Plinius on September 4, 2017 at 6:54am

a horrible picture, Joan. 

Comment by Randall Smith on September 4, 2017 at 6:50am

While living in Pomona (CA) back in 1971, I was shaken out of bed by a 6.7 earthquake. It killed over 50 people, mostly in a veterans hospital in Northridge if I remember correctly. I had cupboard items fall down.

I worry about my son living near Santa Cruz (CA) with the San Andreas fault nearby.

Sad looking Polar bear, Joan.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 4, 2017 at 2:19am

The state of Oklahoma has numerous earthquakes that are attributed to fracking.

It's such a horrible process.  Extracting more fossil fuel to burn and wasting and contaminating water at the same time.  How sad.

I've never experienced an earthquake or tremor.  

 

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