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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by tom sarbeck 1 hour ago. 4 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 9 hours ago. 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 yesterday. 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 tom sarbeck on March 19, 2017 at 11:23pm

Non illegitimi fascisti carborundum.

(Don't let the fascist bastards wear you down.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2017 at 11:09pm

Oh yes! Happy Vernal Equinox to everyone. 

Ruth, sorry to learn this POTUS 45 and all the enablers are getting you down. Wish I could think of a joke or something funny, but my funny bone doesn't come up with anything useful.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2017 at 10:45pm

Nice one, Bertold.

Thank you, Ruth. The same to you and everyone here.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 19, 2017 at 10:40pm

image source [text mine]

LOL, Bertold. Good one. I needed a dark laugh. Feeling depressed and terrified about the rise of fascism.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 19, 2017 at 10:16pm

Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2017 at 7:12pm

The government in DK is a liberal/neo-liberal/conservative coalition supported by the nationalists. (liberal means right-wing here). The Social Democrats are still the 3rd largest party. The Socialist party had a brief spell as part of a governing coalition a few years ago and lost a lot of support, most of it going to the United List, the most left-leaning of the major parties.

The current intergration minister has recently caused a scandal by celebrating her 50th tightening up of migration laws with a cake. The German magazine Bild has dubbed her 'Trumpinde'.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 19, 2017 at 3:25pm

Chris, thanks for the article on Pence. I agree that we're on the brink of what will pretend to be God-led government, but will be a fascist corporatist police state.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2017 at 3:09pm

Thank you Berthold for the links to The Secular Web

I did not know about this resource. They go into my Reading List to read after I get back from the greenhouse. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2017 at 3:05pm

Chris, thanks for the link to  Mike Pence Will Be the Most Powerful Christian Supremacist in U.S. ...  I've bookmarked it to read after I return from the greenhouse. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 19, 2017 at 2:38pm

Thanks to my old college friend, I just found out about this  treasure trove of atheistic writing from The Secular Web. It's conveniently divided into a historical library [pre-1970] and a modern library. Did any of you guys know about this? Fabulous collection of thoughts from the likes of Ingersoll, Einistein and a host of others.

 

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