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Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 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

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 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

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The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

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Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

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Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 7:17pm

Qiana, the golden years is that span of time from retiring from work for pay to work for pleasure, until the aches and pains hurt so bad you beg the veterinarian to put you to sleep, about 6 months. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 6:56pm

@The Flying Atheist, Hey Carl, I understand it is your birthday!  Ah, you thought we would forget, didn't you! Well, dear and trusted friends, we have not forgotten and with the help of Grinning Cat, we found a rousing song to tap your toes, kick up your heels, and do a dance on the barn floor. 

Old Time Religion

Chorus:
Oh, give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
It's good enough for me.

Let us pray with Aphrodite,
Let us pray with Aphrodite,
She wears that see-through nightie,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with Zarathustra,
We'll pray just like we use ta,
I'm a Zarathustra booster,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with those Egyptians,
Build pyramids to put our crypts in,
Cover subways with inscriptions,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with those old druids,
They drink fermented fluids,
Waltzing naked though the woo-ids,
And it's good enough for me.

Hare Krishna, He must laugh on
To see me dressed in saffron
With my hair that's only half on
And it's good enough for me.

I will rise at early morning,
When my Lord gives me the warning,
That the solar age is dawning,
And that's good enough for me.



Comment by Plinius on July 16, 2016 at 2:27am

You're right, Ian! And in the old system, all you did was wait endlessly. I think I like quick treatment!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2016 at 1:27am

That's good to hear, Chris. An early discharge from hospital can not only aid recovery but also reduce the risk of 'hospital' infections.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 15, 2016 at 4:32pm

I'm also glad to hear that Rien is doing OK!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 15, 2016 at 3:04pm

Chris, that is good news, indeed. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 15, 2016 at 2:19pm

I'm glad to hear he is doing well Plinius.

Comment by Plinius on July 15, 2016 at 2:02pm

Thanks all! Rien is doing well after his six hours in hospital. After we got used to the clockwork efficiency, we both thought that it wasn't unpleasant at all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 15, 2016 at 12:23pm

Chris, how is your partner doing after his surgery? Was his hospital experience acceptable, even though not a pleasant thing to do? How is his recovery? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 15, 2016 at 12:19pm

Chris, sounds as though you are thinking things through, as usual, and coming up with a solution that works for you. I like your style! Please keep us up to date on your choices and experiences. So many changes take place around us, we need to know how health care handles the changes. I realize you are in The Netherlands and different than U.S., however, information hurts no one.

 

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