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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 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

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 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

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Chris on November 16, 2017 at 12:12am

I'm more wthan willing to express my opinions about birth control.

Is there a more appropriate  place on Atheirst Nexus for this discussion?  I get in trouble for exjpressing my thoughts here and elsewhere.

The following link about Catechism of the Catholic Church about sex and procrecocreation may be interesting to some.

I found it interesting.

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a6.htm

I Don't want to go where others don't want to go. 

Being human  isn't a sin.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2017 at 11:37pm

When I hear the propaganda about China I feel tremendously sad. I want you to know that the Chinese people are not our enemy! At least they were not in the early 1980s. 

The Chinese people have outstanding skills in building, designing, performing the liberal arts of painting and music. The Asian cords sound strange to me, however, compelling. 

Well, I have more to say about China, or rather, to show you. 

The horses made of Terracotta were as splendid as the faces of the individual soldier. Perfect in detail and character. 

The wagon was surprisingly delicate as if it were made for a special person. 

Comment by Plinius on November 15, 2017 at 11:31pm

Chris, birth control may be around for a long time, but access to it has been scarce. And then there are all the people who believed birth control was forbidden by their god, e.g. my parents. They never stopped telling me that 'I shouldn't have come'. Perhaps it's an xian method to make young children feel guilty.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2017 at 11:21pm

I was so warmly greeted in China and treated with respect and friendship. No one seemed to perceive me as superior, inferior, or as an enemy. I expected hostility because I had some rough experiences in eastern Europe. I felt like a welcome guest from Hong Kong to Beijing. I told this story before and it reflects much of my whole China trip.

I walked along a flat street lined with little cubby hole manufacturing operations. I climbed a long stair going to another elevation and turned around to see from where I came because I didn't want to get lost. Following me was a large group of people, maybe 30 or 40, and when I stopped and turned they smiled, waved, and gave me the opportunity to see how curious they were. One young man, probably still in school, came forward and practiced his English with me and the crowd observed and grinned. My handler said the people of this town had not seen Caucasians before. I continued on my way and they followed me for the rest of my walk.  

Comment by Chris on November 15, 2017 at 11:12pm

Joan,

Condom's and other fourms of birth controll have been around  for thousands of years.

For what it's worth. Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site

This may not be the best forum to discuss it.

Comment by Chris on November 15, 2017 at 10:53pm

Randall,

Sometimes it takes a while to digest a an experience.

Sorry  if you felt I was picking on you.   I just wanted to hear more about your trip to China.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2017 at 10:50pm

Come to think of it, women before my generation did not have birth control and family planning aids. The rhythm method didn't work for my Roman Catholic relatives. I know my grandmothers withheld sex, creating great tensions in both families. Abortion was illegal, and the stories of illegal abortions were just dreadful. 

There was a doctor, Dr. Hawn, or Haun, who performed illegal abortions. His lovely home was very close to where I grew up. Some angry father entered his home, stabbed him multiple times and left him to die. His murder happened before I was born and when I went to his gardens to play, I didn't know the story. It was much later I learned about the house and its history. I tried to find a photo of his home and gardens because, surely, they are historical ones. 

Comment by Chris on November 15, 2017 at 9:53pm

Patricia,

And the group  I appoligize for my rude comments and posts.

On another group I belong to someone else had hip replacement surgery.  This was why I repeated myself.

Please forgive me.

Comment by Patricia on November 15, 2017 at 4:04pm

We didn't have to pay a cent, Joan.

I had an excellent surgeon, & I actually liked him to speak with as well. He didn't have the snooty attitude so many do, & I liked him the instant I met him last Feb.

My incision is also very tidy.....hahaha....

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2017 at 3:58pm

I am very grateful knowing you had such excellent doctors, nurses, and support staff while you went through surgery. My grandmothers and mother did not have access to such care as they had hip problems. I suppose the wealthy could have a hip replacement but working people couldn't afford it. Grandma didn't even have health insurance.

 

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