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Water! Access to fresh water declines as populations grow, temperatures rise, immigration increases!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Bobby on Thursday. 7 Replies

What are their options? The aquifer that provided a necessary element for successful crops for the past 100 years is predicted to dry up in 20 years. Four generations of farmers in one family may probably not be able to last for the fifth…Continue

Evangelicals Breaking Up with Jesus (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 28. 5 Replies

Has evangelical Christianity lost sight of Christ?  Seems to me that there are a whole lot of evangelical Christians who are presuming to represent Jesus by not representing him or misrepresenting him or – let's be honest here – talking out of their…Continue

Tags: Franklin, Graham, Trump, Jesus, America's Best Christian

Web slang

Started by Roswatheist. Last reply by The Shinedowness Apr 11. 119 Replies

Is it me, or can most people on social networking sites not spell? I get acronyms, but actual misspelling, really? I'm not that old, either-not even thirty.Does this make anyone else crazy or is it just me?Continue

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 11. 6 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

Kitbull | Pixar SparkShorts

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Feb 23. 10 Replies

The following showed up this morning in my YouTube daily feed, and I have to say, it just charmed the socks off of me.  This is what animation really can do in the hands of a creative and skilled team.  Really, it's what animation has done for darn…Continue

Tags: Kitbull, Pixar, Disney

The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 15. 3 Replies

The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud"Scientists and organizations across the world spent a great deal of time and…Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on October 8, 2018 at 3:41pm

What everyone said. :) Jimmy indeed looks happy, and clearly has loving, nurturing adults in his life!

And good for your daughter, Ian, for resisting a tradition she doesn't believe in. James can join a religion later if and when he wants to (or, more likely, not).

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 7, 2018 at 6:29am

Jimmy Two-teeth looks like a happy child.

Comment by Patricia on October 7, 2018 at 1:22am

Smart woman.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 7, 2018 at 1:01am

Good for your daughter, Ian! She has the courage to buck tradition and pressure. 

Comment by Ian Mason on October 6, 2018 at 11:49pm

James is 7 months old, sleeps 11 hours at night and only cries when he's hungry or tired. He can't crawl yet but wriggles along. He doesn't care about toys but loves paper and anything else that makes a 'crinkly' sound. Yes, I'm very proud of my family. My daughter is atheist enough to say 'no' to a baptism, despite pressures to conform to tradition.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 6, 2018 at 8:31pm

Thanks for the Jimmy 2-Teeth Pic, Ian. Cheered me a bit.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 6, 2018 at 5:08pm

Ian, a very special little boy and family. You must be very proud!

Comment by Plinius on October 6, 2018 at 1:14pm

Good for you, Ian! And Jimmy looks good!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 6, 2018 at 10:50am

Family gatherings: I spent last weekend with my daughter, her husband and my grandson James aka Jimmy Two-teeth and had a lovely time.

Comment by Plinius on October 6, 2018 at 1:28am

Good news, Ian! here it's about the same, but I think the government is only mouthing what we want to hear.

 

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