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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 Ian Mason on December 6, 2017 at 2:25pm

Very well put, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2017 at 1:31pm

Ian, the tabloids carry such nonsense, and my family clearly does not like my politics and attitude about religion. So, I have developed a strategy:

I am on an adventure of great importance to me and I invite others to join me. I lack belief in god or any gods. I belong to groups of others who share my lack of belief and experience deep emotions of care and compassion for others and from others. It s true that a person can be good without god and have meaning in life. It is also true that I believe that death ends the life of living things and all return to the elements from which we come. I lack a belief in a person some call Jesus and do not seek redemption through him or any other savior. I lack a belief in heaven and hell and know that when I die, I will return to basic elements. 

The non-believing people, and there are many, provide a perspective that empowers and enriches me. We are not the devil nor are we saints. We don't put ourselves into closets to hide from public view. We live out in the refreshing air and in the sun's rays, celebrating being alive and joining with others in commemoration of freedom and shared responsibility to create a healthier, happier, safer, more secure Earth.

We non-believers stand with pride, self-respect, courage and determination to be who we are and become all that life’s potential offers us. Connect with me if you want, glance quickly if you are afraid, or decline this invitation and maintain and perpetuate the status quo.

Joan Denoo 

December 5, 2017

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2017 at 1:20pm

Ian, it feels comforting to read of your visit with family in England; a refreshing thought to start my day. 

I am 1.57 M & was 91 kg & am now 65 kg. I didn't make an effort to lose weight, this past year was just a difficult one for me. 

BMI = Body Mass Index.

I don't know what my BMI is. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 6, 2017 at 12:56pm

No great surprise here, but the FFRF took note of the effort made by the Northern Ohio Freethought Society in putting up a little counter to a nativity creche at Cleveland Public Square.  Very cool!

Comment by Plinius on December 6, 2017 at 12:55pm

Just back from Amsterdam. Partner had her intake in the genderclinic, long talks and a clear outline of the next steps. All went very well, we felt good about it. Spent the rest of the day walking in Amsterdam and visiting a museum. Great day!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2017 at 11:39am

Chris, Good news! I like the evolution of the word and knowing that NEWS is not in reference to the four directions. To think such an ancient word has modern implications provides an interesting play on words.

Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Patricia on December 5, 2017 at 1:32pm

I'm 1.52 M. & now 70.3 kg. Don't know BMI.

Comment by Plinius on December 5, 2017 at 1:24pm

Same for me, all the ancestors were short and fat, built for a northern climate. I'm strict about my food, almost no starch, no added sugar etc. but I'm 1.57 M and with a weight of 78 kg I also get a BMI of 26. 

Comment by Patricia on December 5, 2017 at 12:39pm

I agree with the poverty/weight issues with many. Nutritious foods are expensive compared to the cheaper starchy filler foods, as well as eating too many times per day, in between snacking.

I don't over-eat, snack, or enjoy sweets but come from a long line of short heavy people. In the last 4 years, I have managed to unload about 33 lbs., but unfortunately I am still 5 ft. nuthin......

Comment by Ian Mason on December 5, 2017 at 12:39pm

I'm 90kg = 198 pounds. That is slightly overweight as it gives a BMI of 26.7. I keep trying to lose that little bit but it's stubborn and won't go away. I'm reasonably fit though. My recent DNA test said that I would tend to weigh about 4% above average because that's how my ancestors survived the last Ice Age. I'm also an enthusiastic eater, even though I have a healthier diet that most people.

 

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