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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

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

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 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

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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 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

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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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 22, 2017 at 10:51pm

Yes, Cat in the bag, I need another tissue. First Laura, then Larry, and now I have a dreadful head cold with a drippy nose, rasping cough, and red upper lip. The first day of Autumn; good to get the colds over before winter. 

Comment by Patricia on September 22, 2017 at 9:12pm

Cat in a bag.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 22, 2017 at 8:44pm
Chris, I hope nobody has let the cat out of the bag ( what an odd expression) but since I'm moving in with you I'll be needing a ride home from the airport : )
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 22, 2017 at 8:04pm

Thomas, I don't speak Spanish but I like Linda's album because it's good and fun music.  If you want to get an idea of what it sounds like, here it is.....

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 22, 2017 at 7:00pm

  I am not sure if I would describe Linda Ronstadt an atheist. Even though she calls herself a "spiritual atheist" her other quote makes herself a more of a puzzle..at least  it was for me :

" I think there's mind in nature. There's a power in nature, and there's a universal power that you'd better not ignore."

  Linda Ronstadt

Couldn't the above quote be ascribed to an intelligent design spook?

Carl,

 Thank you for the reminder to buy her CDs.  Does a person need to know Spanish to enjoy her Spanish CD releases?

Pinius,

That was a pretty rainbow bridge.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 22, 2017 at 12:26am

Joan, Kvium is an artist who shows humanity the side of itself it would rather ignore. And Maya Angelou is probably the most powerful poet of a generation. She and Toni Morrison stand above the rest in so many ways.

Love the cat, Ruth.

The Guardian article is interesting, although its definitions and conclusions are debatable.

Comment by Plinius on September 21, 2017 at 11:42pm

Thanks for the link, Ian!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 21, 2017 at 11:37pm

It's interesting what little gems pop up in my YouTube recomendations.

From 1997...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 21, 2017 at 10:50pm

Kathy, basically I'm doing well.  Suffering from bouts of insomnia and a bit of anxiety, but generally OK.  Thanks for asking.  :)

Ian, interesting article.  I can't say I'm on board with all of the author's points.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 21, 2017 at 10:04pm

Thanks for the delusion/psychosis distinction, Ian.

 

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