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Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller on Monday. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 25, 2015 at 5:38pm

Randy, I guess I sound happy because I am happy.  Although I'm not over all my health hurdles yet, I'm feeling the best I have in years.  I had such a gradual, slow decline of my health that I didn't realize how sick I'd become. 

And now for something completely different: 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 25, 2015 at 3:25pm

I see two problems with this: 1)

1) the insurance companies had a hand in writing the program; 

2) this will slow down or stop the push for single payer health plans.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 25, 2015 at 10:16am

GOOD NEWS!  The Supreme Court has upheld subsidies for Obamacare!  What's more, it was a 6-3 decision!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 25, 2015 at 1:53am

Yes, Joan, eye-candy:  one of the great little pleasures of life. 

Comment by Plinius on June 25, 2015 at 1:00am

I've read the book in the meantime - well worth reading!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2015 at 10:19pm

Loren, the interview was conducted by Savage: 

Adam Savage Interviews 'The Martian' Author Andy Weir - The Talking...

A great interview and a great teaser making me want to see the movie. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 24, 2015 at 10:13pm

Carl, the video not only cheers me up but gives me some eye-candy to enjoy as well. 

canta corazon. alejandro fernandez.wmv

Comment by Loren Miller on June 24, 2015 at 9:20pm

I guess I've lost track, Joan - which interview and which film?

Comment by Randall Smith on June 24, 2015 at 7:24am

Carl, not my style, but it IS "feel good" music. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're doing well. You sound happy enough.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2015 at 11:30pm

Loren, a great interview! I love problem-solving films and this one sounds like problems from beginning to end. Savage's office looks like mine, floor to ceiling, wall to wall books.  Andy Weir seems like a nice fellow, interesting the way he wrote his books. I look forward to the film. 

 Andy Weir’s

 

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