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concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 3 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Liberal Redneck - Climate Change the Game (Trae Crowder)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

Trae Crowder isn't just about atheism.  He has a deep and abiding concern about what's going on with this planet's climate and the all-too-probable catastrophe we face from a fundamental change in weather patterns.  That said, Trae is thinking about…Continue

Tags: climate change, Al Gore, Trae Crowder

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Plinius on November 22, 2015 at 11:38am

I was too late because the parents thought dancing was ungodly, but I did a lot of rhythmic hugging without them knowing. A+lso ungodly of course.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 22, 2015 at 7:18am

Joan, I think of myself as having a modicum of rhythm, but I can't dance a lick.  Can enjoy it, though!

Dusting of snow on the ground this morning.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 22, 2015 at 7:14am
Yes, I got about 4" of snow yesterday. Since it was the 21st of Nov., my grandmother would say we'll have 21 snows this winter. Should I keep track?
Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 22, 2015 at 5:42am
Wow, Joan! Lots of damage. All those big, beautiful trees.
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2015 at 3:52am

Photos posted by the Spokesman-Review of the wind damage our Tuesday storm created in Spokane.

http://www.spokesman.com/picture-stories/photos-wind-storm/

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2015 at 1:12am

It is bitterly cold here, some snow and more perhaps on Tuesday of next week. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 21, 2015 at 9:31pm

It's beginning to look a lot like Winter Solstice.  Lots of snow overnight and today.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2015 at 5:19pm

Ruth, "it's gonna be a bright sunshiny day!"

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2015 at 2:28pm

Loren, I remember those dance scenes so well and tried my darndest to emulate them. I ain't got no rhythm. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 21, 2015 at 12:39pm

Glad to hear you're doing well after the transplant Carl.

 

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