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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray yesterday. 5 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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Friday. 4 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

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2016 at 3:03am

I am glad I don't have a TV and be tempted to watch the profundity of "The Science of Supid".

It seems we move closer to insanity than reaching for the knowledge that comes from information, experience, and exploration. 

Comment by Plinius on December 16, 2016 at 2:39am

Is anyone familiar with the TV program 'The Science of Stupid'?

It shows more of those strange people hurting themselves and someone explaining what went wrong with their attemps, but I guess they couldn't use this mad idea...

Comment by Ian Mason on December 16, 2016 at 12:44am

Such a strange man on that video. Some years ago there was a trio of young Japanese men doing similar things and calling it performance art.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2016 at 12:33am

Spud, what is a thumbtack video? and where can I find it? 

Chris, I found his book bits and they make interesting reading. Thanks. I like his topic and his writings. 

Comment by Plinius on December 16, 2016 at 12:09am

I only wrote that Terence Meaden is active on Facebook, he posts bits of his new book.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 15, 2016 at 7:39pm

I saw that he had made a thumbtack video, be no way am I going to watch any of that.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 15, 2016 at 6:59pm

What is the story on Terrence Meaden?  I see the question asked, but for some reason I don't see the answer that people are thanking Chris and Kathy for. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 15, 2016 at 6:56pm

What the hell did that guy THINK was going to happen?!

Comment by Daniel W on December 15, 2016 at 6:48pm

I think he's just stupid and it can't be fixed.   He also has a video in which he belly flops from a step latter onto 1,500 thumbtacks.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 15, 2016 at 5:44pm

What a maroon.  What an ultra maroon.  I could only watch a small portion of this.  I can't stand to see people try to kill themselves.

Don't try this at home, at the office, in your car, in a pool, maybe just in-sane.

 

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