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Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 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

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 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

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Daniel W on December 22, 2016 at 8:45pm

Chris, my dad was like that.  My mom would have called it "Being German" although with my dad she might have said, "Stubborn Bullheaded German"  despite being totally devoted to him.  Now that I'm retired, I aspire to be more consuminderaar too.  Your description is perfect for how I used to be, and want to be, and am becoming more so every day.  That life is much more to my temperament and liking than the high-profile, high-pressure, high-tension, expensive, wasteful life that so many around me led. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2016 at 5:45pm

I don't think English has one word for all of that.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 22, 2016 at 5:24pm

Minimalist?  

Comment by kathy: ky on December 22, 2016 at 4:45pm
Bertold, lol. I was going to go with cheap ;-)
Chris, maybe survivalist. It's the only one that comes mind at the moment.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 22, 2016 at 3:34pm

Commies?

Comment by Plinius on December 22, 2016 at 2:06pm

Cannot find a word in English - the Dutch word is consuminderaar. It describes people of the 'less is more'-type, they buy as little as possible, recycle, and try to live on a lower income with less worry and more time off. What words have you got for this?

Comment by kathy: ky on December 22, 2016 at 8:51am
Chris, that was years before the do not call list went into effect.
Comment by Randall Smith on December 22, 2016 at 7:55am

I know the feeling, Daniel. Ever since I got my new TV and upgraded my DISH programming, I've problems with a pink, then frozen image. I have to unplug and reboot the receiver and TV waiting 10-15' to get a picture. I've called twice and got the run-around. Can't get the technician to come out, etc. etc. I asked for financial compensation for the troubles and aggravation, but "no". Next step, cancellation and go with DirectTV.

Comment by Chris on December 22, 2016 at 2:08am

Happy Saturnalia.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2016 at 2:04am

I am impressed with the quality and integrity of this fine group of people on Atheist Nexus, Hang with Friends! No one here willing to be gullible and accept poor performance by a provider, and especially sensitive to the beauty of the cycles of the year and its deeper meaning than religion. The Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year, and the returning of the sun-light. 

I love the science of the event; it is even more miraculous than the fabricated stories of people who herded goats.

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