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Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Steph S. on July 21, 2012 at 12:25am
I think your owl picture was so appropriate for the title you made for it Joan.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 21, 2012 at 12:25am

I beg to differ on that last item, Joan. Sometimes one event does lead to harmful consequences, such as detonating a nuclear device or shooting a baby. If by one event you mean a class of actions, as gay marriage isn't just a single event, how about a law banning women from appearing in public without wearing a burka or the death penalty for blasphemy?

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 21, 2012 at 12:24am

Patricia, I thought the pair were fitting to go with my arrogant statement. Arrogant? yes, what I believe? yes. I am getting too old to try to get a responsible conversation going with the list I presented.  I'll just have to learn to live with "arrogant".

Comment by Steph S. on July 21, 2012 at 12:23am
Oh you are talking about the movie massacre during the Batman movie in Colorado - well I am still listening to news reports about it.
Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 10:47pm
Cool story Tony! That was good.
Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 9:38pm

Yeah Patricia. It was great. Oh, his name is Brenden. Wonderful son, even if I have to say so.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 9:30pm

I just have to share. My son, daughter-in-law, and I went to supper tonight. A nice steak place. Anyhoo, a large group of 8 seated after us. We were already eating, and so were other tables. When this group received their food, one of the men said 'let's pray'. Was a generic type bless this, bless that yada yada, However my son pointed something out to me. All the other people in our area had stopped eating and bowed their heads, even the waitress. We, of course, kept on eating. After the amen, my son looked at me and said 'I only got one thing to say. Thank god'. I broke down laughing, and so did he. Couldn't stop. Still chuckling thinking about it.

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 8:40pm
That's right - heal fast Jonathan I will be thinking about you.
No one else is allowed to get hurt.
Have fun everyone!
Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 8:16pm
Joan I love your owl picture and statements you posted.
Cool Booklover I remembered. Dale is a beauty!
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 20, 2012 at 8:02pm

There are some people with whom I have no interest in discussing ideas!

 

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