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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

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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

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 14, 2016 at 2:48pm

It is Pi Day 3/14. Let's celebrate! 

"ancient Babylonians calculated the area of a circle by taking 3 times the square of its radius, which gave a value of pi = 3. One Babylonian tablet (ca. 1900–1680 BC) indicates a value of 3.125 for pi, which is a closer approximation."

Notice that is ca. 1900–1680 BC

Babylonian Mathematics

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 14, 2016 at 2:37pm

Cute, Pi day Grinning Cat!

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 14, 2016 at 2:24pm

Chris, my ancestor, left Plymouth, England, for Leiden, then to Plymouth Colony. We visited Belgium because my father's ancestors came from there. I didn't know about my Leiden connection and am sorry I missed such a beautiful city. 

Mayflower 400

Leiden, 

http://www.leidenamericanpilgrimmuseum.org/PageF1X.htm

Chris, sorry I do not know my history of The Netherlands. Is it Leiden Holland or The Netherlands?

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 14, 2016 at 2:22pm

Ian, sorry to hear about your stepmum! I hope she's comfortable.

Chris, many of us hope that Bernie Sanders can spread that very Partnership Culture outlook that "all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together."

And on a lighter note, mostly for folks in the U.S. and Canada -- happy Pi Day! (3/14)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 14, 2016 at 12:49pm

Six thousand dollars in car repairs, ouch k.h. ky!

Plinius, I've recently seen optimistic reports of falling religious affiliation in the US and Europe. But the wave of migrants is so huge, those statistics will be invalid soon if they aren't already.

Comment by kathy: ky on March 14, 2016 at 12:23pm
Good one Chris : )
Comment by Plinius on March 14, 2016 at 8:35am

I hope Bernie Sanders can spread his outlook, the USA needs it from what I can see. Now and then I pass the memorial plaque about the religious nutters you're stuck with, how they travelled from  Delfshaven via Plymouth to the USA. Then I think that we should have kept them in the nuthouse.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 14, 2016 at 7:47am
Chris, that is good news. Over here, we have a presidential candidate that is a Jew, but declares, "I am not actively involved with organized religion. I think everyone believes in God in their own ways. To me, it means that all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together." Bernie Sanders
Evidently, his humanistic outlook is approved by his many followers, according to his positive poll numbers and voting results.
Comment by Plinius on March 14, 2016 at 2:03am

According to an xtian poll, many people here have dropped the religious. In the Netherlands over 80% of the people never visit a church and 25% calls her/himself an atheist. How my fundie parents would have hated these results!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 13, 2016 at 7:59am
Carl and Joan, Jane Olivor reminds me of Karen Carpenter. PBS has been running a fund raiser segment on The Carpenters. Poor Karen was a tragedy, but she had a lovely voice.
Happy Daylight Savings Time beginning, although it'll take me several days to adjust!
 

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