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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia 22 hours ago. 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 Chris on January 22, 2017 at 12:56am

Yoga, or Tai Chi  excercise is a good way to help improve balance and  muscle tone.

There is a TV show here in the San Francisco bay area produced by a nurse called Sit and Be Fit that is excelent for people with limited mobility.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 3:25pm

I've had trouble posting lately so I have to catch up.

Ning is troublesome.

On Ginger ail

Vernors is good. for helping with stomach problems.

I haven't seen Vernors in the supermarket here lately.

Manybe because it's condidered a "drug,"

Or because Pepsico hasn't been able to by them out.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2017 at 1:08pm

I've had trouble posting lately so I have to catch up.

Chris (P) Sorry to hear about your knees. They're a week point that developed when humans took to bipedal motion. Those I know that have had replacements have been happy with them.

Randy, it sound like your daily glass does you good so keep on enjoying it.

Daniel, the loss of a loved pet is hard. Let the sorrow and the tears flow and know that it's a natural process.

I've tried the 'lighter' drugs like cannabis and speed. They make me very depressed. I was always a natural alcoholic and therefore haven't touched anything stronger than ginger ale for quite a few years. There does seem to be evidence that there's something in cannabis that helps certain problems, for example relief from the side-effects of chemo but it's not a panecea. Every time I read claims that it 'cures' cancer I ask the question 'why is Bob Marley dead.' He was a daily user and still died of bone cancer.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:52pm

I hate to sound like an atheist preacher,

Generally people are kind and compasionate.

Religion is immeterial to that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 12:25pm

That's what I was wondering Chris.

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:16pm

I wonder if atheists are more apt to offer a sholder to cry on and listen without judging or gawd forbid bringing up Abrahamic religionious stuff............

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:01pm

As Atheists how do we grieve.

Just like everyone else does.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 21, 2017 at 11:27am

That is positively lousy news, Daniel.  For all the pix I saw of him, I can't escape the feeling that Baigou was a neat dog and doubtless a great friend to you.  Condolences, bro.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2017 at 11:21am

(Sloppy reading!)

So sorry for your loss, Daniel! But think of all that Baigou and you have shared and given to each other. The world would be a sorry place if we stopped loving because of the pain. Take some time off to remember Baigou.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 10:24am

Actually, people could make life a lot more fair if they wanted to.  And just to be clear, I'm not talking about you atheist peeps.

 

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