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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Plinius on January 8, 2018 at 2:56am

And the doubt remains; who gives the info about North Korea (or any other place for that matter) and who profits from the way the info was given? I have less and less reason to trust anything..  But the films or books can be enjoyable, even if I can't decide what part is fact and what part is fiction. I read this book; Suki Kim - Without You, there's no Us - about a South Korean journalist/teacher who worked for a time in North Korea. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2018 at 2:02am

Chris, thank you for the video showing the widening gap between wealth and poverty. It clearly demonstrates the current state of affairs. 

Wealth Inequality in America 

The video on the wealth of N. Korea and USA results from policies and practices that create the gaps. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2018 at 1:51am

Ian, part of being informed is knowing of the Founding Fathers and Churchill, isn't it! I am grateful that you know your history and share your information with us. 

I watched a video of N. Korea

There was a scene of happy couples dancing in the streets in North Korea! We know about the hunger and poverty of that nation. Propaganda plays its part in a utopian dream that holds within its mythology a dystopian nightmare.  

The sad fact is a madman of N. Korea and a madman of U.S. shaking their nuclear weapon buttons at each other while people suffer from cold, hunger, homelessness, lack of access to education and healthcare.

The tragedy caused by greedy men with a concentration of power and money they gained by exploiting those who work. 

Comment by Ian Mason on January 7, 2018 at 9:55pm

That's an inventive list of names. Thanks.

Joan, the US founders seem to be regarded almost as saints or prophets. The nearest British equivalent would be Churchill, who's regarded as a fount of wisdom when he was actually a racist, reactionary bigot. Countries create a national mythology for themselves a sort of comfort blanket they can cling to if challenged. As far as insurrection goes, the horrors of the Soviet and Chinese regimes have put a stop to that. Most people seem to think 'better the Devil you know' than an alternative.

Comment by Chris on January 7, 2018 at 9:07pm

Everyone should have a  rooster, hens and chicks

Suburbia  seems oblivious to barnyard animals.

I wonder how many know what a cattle feedllot is.

It's probably, who cares.

Comment by Chris on January 7, 2018 at 8:49pm

I could see why somewone would leave this or other groups.

Some things just aren't worth the time, or bother.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2018 at 8:40pm

Thomas, I like the list of names Trump has been called. Let's keep those in mind when we feel helpless and powerless!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2018 at 8:38pm

Correction, the Founding Fathers supported slavery, the subordination of women, and the definition of a citizen was a white, male, landowning, Christian! So! they weren't as humane as we would like to pretend they were. They just didn't want to submit to church and state when it came to their fortunes. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2018 at 8:24pm

Thomas, you wrote, "I guess it is often I feel powerless or overwhelmed to do anything to effect a change."

BALDERDASH! YOU ARE NEITHER POWERLESS NOR OVERWHELMED! EVEN IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE!

Of what use is feeling powerless and overwhelmed? It simply means you stopped using your mind to find ways to challenge the Rooster Trump (sorry Rooster, I don't intend to insult your species!)

Crowing Roosters

If we remain silent, we imply we agree with him. 

If we stand up to the tyrant, if we hold him accountable, if we reveal the consequences of his policies and practices, we have a chance of making a difference. 

Remember the rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. Why? Because of policies and practices instituted by the Trump followers. Are they correct in their judgments? NO! The greedy, cruel, hate mongers have no right to trample on the caring, compassionate, concerned citizens and the Founding Fathers wanted no more of the exploitation of workers by those who would work their people to near death. 

"When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.”
~ Marquis de Lafayette, 1790

Comment by Patricia on January 7, 2018 at 8:09pm

That's hilarious, & there are many more too.

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