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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Tuesday. 1 Reply

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 Idaho Spud on November 30, 2012 at 1:07pm

Ha!  That's how I feel about work these days booklover.

Comment by Steph S. on November 30, 2012 at 11:15am

Comment by Steph S. on November 30, 2012 at 11:14am

Have a good time booklover.

It's good that your friend is an Atheist too.

You have a common understanding. It makes things easier.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 30, 2012 at 3:56am

Joan, I've done that too, a few times. The version you've found is the one I was trying to link to.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 29, 2012 at 11:30pm

A Tribute to Blacklisted Lyricist Yip Harburg: The Man Who Put the ...

Yip Harburg, the Broadway lyricist who wrote "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" and "The Wizard of Oz" and many others with memorable tunes and lyrics.

He put a strong social and political component to his work, fighting racism and poverty. Harburg was blacklisted and hounded throughout much of his life unable to get a job for eleven years.

Lives of great men all remind us
Greatness takes no easy way, 
All the heroes of tomorrow
Are the heretics of today.


Socrates and Galileo,
John Brown, Thoreau, Christ and Debs
Heard the night cry "Down with traitors!"
And the dawn shout "Up the rebs!"


Nothing ever seems to bust them — 
Gallows, crosses, prison bars;
Tho’ we try to readjust them
There they are among the stars.


Lives of great men all remind us
We can write our names on high
and departing leave behind us
Thumbprints in the FBI.

~ Yip Harburg 

Judy Garland Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2012 at 6:06pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 29, 2012 at 5:54pm

Thanks Tony.  The dip-shit bit is hilarious, and so true.  And, I also agree with you about it Joan.

Booklover, the Grinch-cat is also very funny.  Saved it, as I do with most of the things you guys show us.

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Great photo of those minuscule men hanging from that amazing tree Joan.

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2012 at 5:51pm

Hi Tony - nice you could stop by. 

I love the Grinch booklover - wonderful story. 

Those ornaments are pretty Joan.

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2012 at 5:48pm

How cool Ian! Love that graphic with the cats.

Love the Radiohead song you posted Loren. Beautiful.

What a cute cat booklover. I'm glad that you enjoyed the movie.

I like you Joan - feel free to voice your opinion. We are all friends here.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 29, 2012 at 5:37pm

Tree huggers/tree ornaments 

from National Geographic 

 

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