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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

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

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

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

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

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

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

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 19, 2016 at 9:08am

The seven tenets of The Temple of Satan:

Valerie Tarico contends that these are ethically superior to the ten commandments!

Anyone who is familiar with the Ten Commandments will immediately recognize that these seven tenets offer an easier path to equanimity than do the famous Ten. The first of the Ten Commandments—Thou shalt have no other gods before me—asserts the primacy of a single deity rather than the primacy of compassion and empathy. It prescribes competition between religious worldviews, the very antagonism expressed by Christian students in Bremerton and Christian callers from across the country. More broadly, the seven tenets emphasize positive, pro-social values rather than bad behaviors to be avoided. They largely express egalitarian values that transcend tribal boundaries, in contrast to the Ten Commandments, which endorse the view that women, slaves and livestock are possessions of men. They invite inquiry rather than certitude and individuality over tribalism.
Comment by Loren Miller on April 19, 2016 at 6:59am

"Frustrating" doesn't begin to say it, Randall.  I'm just hoping we're back to being able to post comments!

Comment by Randall Smith on April 19, 2016 at 6:53am

The fish and puppy photo reminds me of all those other unusual animal "pal" stories. Pretty amazing.

I'm hoping A/N is back to normal now. It got very frustrating.

My hips are 95% healthy now. Everybody kept telling me to go to the doctor or chiropractor, but I knew that time was the best healer. I know my body better than anybody.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 19, 2016 at 12:20am

Ruth, I love this photo of fish and puppy, nose to nose. 

Comment by Jayanthan on April 18, 2016 at 10:53pm
Lovely and Beautiful
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2016 at 10:36pm

This is what I wanted to share.

from cheezburger

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2016 at 10:34pm

Joan, thanks for introducing me to hugelkultur beds. I'd never before heard of them.

Randall, the railing sounds like a good idea. Falls can be serious.

Yeah, Qina-Maieev, problems getting here have been upsetting to me. I seeing things to share. Oh that's a funny LOL. But wait, I can't share it at AN.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 18, 2016 at 10:06pm

Yay!  Finally back on line.  10pm Monday night.  Now it's time for bed.  lol

Comment by Ian Mason on April 18, 2016 at 1:52am

Joan, I'm afraid that hips are the bones that experience the most wear and tear through the years. When I trained as elderly helper I was told that the only way to avoid problems was to die young!

Just come home from a weekend in Copenhagen visiting my daughter and her bloke. She still loves showing off her engagement ring. They're both well and thriving and that's nice to see.

After a spell of proper Spring weather in DK, the year seems to be going backwards: frost at night and a forecast of sleet to come. I think that you in the US have experienced something like this and now it's reached Europe.

Comment by Plinius on April 18, 2016 at 1:37am

More than 24 hours before I could get here! I hate site problems like that!

 

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