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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by tom sarbeck 10 hours ago. 4 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 18 hours ago. 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 yesterday. 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 Ian Mason on October 27, 2016 at 10:07pm

A really cosy fire, Daniel. Just right for the winter.

I would have thought that the spread of HIV lay too far back to be able to identify a "patient zero." The virus wasn't even identified for many years.

The orange candidate is wierd and scarier than Stephen King.

Comment by kathy: ky on October 27, 2016 at 1:58pm
Carl, we need adult supervision.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 27, 2016 at 1:29pm

What the hell?!  I'm gone for a couple of days and when I come back you're talking about butt plugs!  I love Europe!

Nice to know Ruth is doing fine.  Thanks for checking, Grinning Cat.

Daniel, you have such a cozy looking home. Very inviting.

It's been chilly and rainy here. I just read Halloween is forecast to be 70-degrees and that we're supposed to have a bunch of snow starting mid-November.

I'm going to be making some nice chicken recipes in the slow-cooker the next couple of days. I love filling up the freezer with meals.

Comment by Plinius on October 27, 2016 at 12:53pm

IIIIEEP!!! That is scary!

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 27, 2016 at 12:07pm

I'm SCARED! (and grossed-out).

Comment by Loren Miller on October 27, 2016 at 11:58am

Okay, gang ... you really want to SCARE people at Halloween?  Make yourself one of THESE:

Comment by Loren Miller on October 27, 2016 at 8:13am

"Resembles a butt plug," Bertold?  Hell, it IS a butt plug ... for the Jolly Green Giant!

Comment by Randall Smith on October 27, 2016 at 7:21am

I love my 105 year old farm house, but the one thing it lacks is a fireplace. I have a wood burning furnace in the basement, but I can't watch the fire with a cup of coffee in hand.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2016 at 2:21am

Kathy, thanks for the link! Excellent information. I hope the family feel some peace. 

Comment by kathy: ky on October 27, 2016 at 12:56am
LA Times today. Genetic evidence exonerates Canadian flight attendant widely blamed for bringing HIV to the USA. Fascinating article from both human and scientific perspectives.
 

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