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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray 22 hours ago. 5 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 Thomas Murray yesterday. 4 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

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 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

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 11:44am

@Chris in your honor, a magnificent bridge and tunnel, built with Dutch and Korean cooperation in Korea. 

Comment by Randall Smith on January 25, 2015 at 8:35am

Ah, the memories: Nancy, Joanie, and especially, Ernie. Thanks for sharing the tribute to Mr. Cub, Carl. I'm pulling out my 50's baseball card collection searching for him.

And, Carl, your assessment of today's "talent" hit the bullseye. Yuck.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 3:49am

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Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2015 at 1:28am

Oh, wow!  I haven't listened to Nancy Wilson in Years!  Back in the '60s, I played her LPs and Joanie Sommers ALL the time.  Don't have an LP player anymore, and no $$ to replace my music with CDs....yet. 

Two more months, and I will have paid off the MasterCard I maxed out in 2009.....my laminectomy and fusion, plus a terminally ill kitteh.  The first thing I think I'll do is have my hair cut!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 12:26am

Sk8eycat, here's a little dose of classiness for you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 24, 2015 at 11:57pm

Sk8eycat, we are living in the era of Kim Kardashian, Jersey Shore, Paris Hilton, Justin Bieber, Snooki, Lady Gaga, and "reality" television, etc.  Do you expect there to be an ounce of decorum and talent?  The entertainment bar as been set so low that the dumbed-down audiences of today would clap and cheer the passing of gas on stage. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 10:56pm

Oh, ick!  I have to leave the room.  My sister is watching the Nationals Jumping Contest; I can't stand it!  An arena full of teeny-boppers screaming every time some no-talent lands a little hop without falling on his/her ass.

Is it just me, or did there used to be a modicum of dignity involved in skating?  (And WHY do the female commentators sound like ducks quacking?)

Bitch-bitch-bitch!!!

Comment by kathy: ky on January 24, 2015 at 5:27pm
My weekend has been much like yours Ian.
Carl, there's nothing I can add except good luck. I agree with the others. You seem strong and capable. We are all here for you.
Love the jokes Patricia.
Comment by Ian Mason on January 24, 2015 at 4:03pm

Some good laughs there, Patricia. Thanks.

Nice jazz, Joan. And I learned that drums are "batterie" in French.

Snow has reached Denmark and I've spent most of the day (after a little housework) eating , reading and dozing. These are good things.

How is everybody here enjoying their weekend?

 

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