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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 The Flying Atheist on September 13, 2016 at 10:27am

Wow, I got behind here rather quickly.  Lots of posts.

Qiana and Joan, luckily I've never been in an emergency landing or have had to evacuate an airplane. In fact, most flight attendants will work their entire career and not have to go through that experience.  None the less, it's the single most situation that we are heavily trained to be proficient.  Once a year all flight attendants must return to training headquarters to be evaluated and re-certified to perform evacuation functions.  Step by step movements and vocal commands are in place to save precious time and must be followed and executed correctly.  

Comment by Daniel W on September 13, 2016 at 9:32am
Loren, cute web page.
I've been re-watching the BBC/HBO series "Rome". A portrayed, Julius Caesar was rich, narcissistic, lacking empathy, bombastic, manipulative, made things up as he went along, loved by the masses, saw enemies everywhere, put on a big show for the hoi pilloi, brutal with those who criticized him... and Was the end of the Roman Republic. With and after Caesar, Rome was a dictatorship. I wonder if that's where we will head. Of course, Ceasar's final speech in the Senate didn't go to well for him.
Comment by Loren Miller on September 13, 2016 at 7:13am

The link still works for me, Idaho ... though the result isn't quite what one might expect!  Anyone else?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 13, 2016 at 7:06am

My system can't find that post Loren.  I tried several places Google referred me to, and no luck.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 13, 2016 at 6:02am

Okay, enough amusement!  Time for SERIOUS stuff.  Did you realize there are 25 Logical Reasons to Vote for Donald Trump?  You DIDN'T???  Well, then, you should clearly click on the link above and find these out!

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 13, 2016 at 12:38am

Qiana, Ruth, nothing wrong with being easily amused!

(Great pictures!)

Ruth, a "Fresh Air" episode I heard today (Monday) in the car brought to mind what you said about your cats hiding in the basement when the smoke alarm sounds, and that in a fire you'd have no time to save them.

Terry Gross interviewed Sarah Ellis, author of The Trainable Cat, which made me think "what if her cats could learn to endure that particular horrible noise, and go instead to the door, or into their carriers!"

Listen, or read the transcript, at NPR's site: http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=4932...

(Torrey Wiley / Flickr)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 12, 2016 at 11:11pm

Good point about simple things being the most fun, Qiana-Maieev.

Comment by kathy: ky on September 12, 2016 at 10:44pm
I love the dog chasing its tail.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 12, 2016 at 6:20pm

Another dog lol.

from cheezburger (yeah, I'm awake now and can type again)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 12, 2016 at 5:52pm

You all might like this.

from cheezburer

 

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