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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller 49 minutes ago. 0 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 1 hour ago. 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

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by kathy: ky on December 11, 2014 at 11:31am
Thanks all. I missed everyone.
Comment by Randall Smith on December 11, 2014 at 7:32am

Great, CARL! You ARE on a ROLL (as opposed to role!).

K.H., I was wondering where you were.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 10, 2014 at 8:51pm
K.H. Ky, I had umbilical hernia surgery.

Glad you're back on the air with us. I hate not having the interwebs service. One month is a long time to go without!
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 10, 2014 at 8:13pm

This is good news, Carl. You are on a role. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 10, 2014 at 7:48pm

Great news, Carl. Keep up the good recuperation!

Comment by kathy: ky on December 10, 2014 at 7:35pm

Careful with the ambien.  But I'm sure you know that.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 10, 2014 at 7:34pm

Carl, I've been without service for a month. Glad your surgery went well, whatever it was,and wish you all the best.  ky

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 10, 2014 at 7:30pm
Hello my friends. Just checking in. My surgery went well without any problems. I had an excellent group of doctors and nurses who took great care of me. I'm now recuperating with my pain pills and ambien.....and no heavy lifting for four to six weeks. All is going as well as can be expected. Thanks for all your well-wishes.
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 10, 2014 at 10:55am

Thanks Mindy.  I like Condell's quote.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 9, 2014 at 7:26am

Eager to hear how the operation went, Carl. Positive vibes sent your way.

 

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