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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller 7 hours ago. 0 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 8 hours ago. 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

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 Plinius on September 8, 2016 at 3:52am

Grilled brats, Carl? So you do eat babies?

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 8, 2016 at 12:18am

I agree with Carl, this is a great post, Loren. I have already posted it to my family and friends on Facebook. Thanks. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2016 at 11:51pm

What a great clip, Loren.  Jimmy is having so much.  I was smiling through the whole thing.  I've always loved Billy Joel.  He had so many huge hits one after the other during my grammar school, high school, and college years and beyond.  Hearing his music always transports me back in time.  (Mentally, not physically.)  Thanks for sharing. 

Comment by Loren Miller on September 7, 2016 at 6:39pm

Okay, gang, time for some fun.  How about Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel indulging in a bit of 21st-century doo-wop?!?

Comment by Daniel W on September 7, 2016 at 5:30pm
Kathy, I thought calling you in was a change of pattern, and changes of pattern make me worry. I really glad it was no big deal. Thank you for letting unknown
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2016 at 3:55pm

Chris, about pronunciation, I ran across this site; you probably know it already. But what the heck, maybe you don't, so here it is. 

How to teach reading with phonics - 9/12 - Long I Sound - Learn Eng...

Comment by kathy: ky on September 7, 2016 at 2:35pm
Thanks everyone. I was seriously concerned. With the new policy of having to go in to receive test results I'll be in that damned office all the time.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2016 at 2:35pm

I'm doing fine, Randy. Thanks.  I feel good.  I just get a bit lethargic and tired.  I attribute that to my medications.  I spent the Labor Day holiday at my parent's house for grilled brats, potato salad, corn on the cob, and sauerkraut to put on the brats which were on pretzel rolls.  Also a nice side of very flavorful cherry tomatoes from their garden.  Oh, and chocolate ice cream and peanut butter cookies for dessert.  So yes, I'm doing fine health-wise and other-wise.

Comment by Plinius on September 7, 2016 at 12:26pm

I think Randall mentioned A Hundred Year Walk, about the Armenian genocide. Thanks for putting me on the track of it, I wouldn't have missed the story!

Comment by Randall Smith on September 7, 2016 at 10:30am

And how are YOU doing, Carl?

 

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