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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 Bertold Brautigan on January 10, 2017 at 7:53pm

Ian - that's great. You'll have an amazing time. (Good timing too, while we're still here.)

Comment by Ian Mason on January 10, 2017 at 7:32pm

I'm seriously considering a trip to the U.S. this August with a possible itinery of New York, Washington and Charleston (for the eclipse). Do any of you have any tips? Should I do things in the order above or in reverse? I know that those places are hot and humid at that time of year.

Comment by Chris on January 8, 2017 at 10:48pm

Looks like what was being called the Pinapple express moved south.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthograph...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2017 at 12:41am

Spud, those Idaho laws have to be among the funniest in the nation. I wonder what brought them to the law books? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2017 at 12:35am

Danial, good news, and bad news, indeed. I hope there is no damage and that you find a remedy that works. 

A storm came through Newport the other night with -18 degree F. Your expected storm looks as tough it might be a bad one. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 8, 2017 at 12:10am

Looks great, Daniel.  I really love the color scheme and your choice of tile.  I hope the frozen pipes haven't caused damage.  

I'm not surprised at all the crazy laws that are or once were on the books.  Afterall, there was a time when it was scandalous to see a woman's bare ankles.   

Comment by kathy: ky on January 7, 2017 at 11:24pm
Daniel it looks wonderful so far. Major improvement over the last photos. Do you have heat tape on your water pipes that run inside the house.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 7, 2017 at 9:04pm

No comment.

Comment by kathy: ky on January 7, 2017 at 6:57pm
Oops! I misread that as who is eating you :)
Comment by kathy: ky on January 7, 2017 at 6:52pm
Bertold, I don't have to give names do I ; )
 

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