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Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller 19 hours ago. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2015 at 2:16pm

Ian, I am enjoying te Dowland/Sting documentary. The late Tudor period was a bloody time, with children learning a rhyme of Henry VIII wives, "Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived". Quite a history lesson these kids acquired. 

"Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived"

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 16, 2015 at 1:42pm

I'd vote for Bernie, if I get a chance. But since I'm Green rather than Democrat, probably won't get one.

Carl, I loved the guitar fan dog. Thanks for a bit of cheer.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 16, 2015 at 12:31pm

Yes, Carl, election soon. The polls say that things are about 50/50 as to which side wins, so the 'Atlantic Seats' may actually decide who gets to govern. The party that's predicted to make the biggest gain in Denmark is the Nationalist 'Peoples' Party' although most of the others are also using slogans about being tough on foreigners. There's been a nasty tone in the whole debate.

John Dowland: Melancholy was the fashionable mood in the late Tudor period so he didn't write up-tempo songs.

A documentary:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9BI_nRbeq4

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2015 at 11:09am

Bernie hits all the right notes about economic and social conditions. I don't like his stand on Israel. I will vote for Bernie because of his stand on socialism ... I think he would work to implement a social democracy. He would have little success with the present congress. If someone appears who has those values and does support the rights of both Israel and Palestine to have sovereignty over their lives, then I will reconsider. I do not support a one state solution because I don't think it would ever work. Zionists are just as brutal as Palestinians and I do not see peace coming from that option. 

None of the present candidates for POTUS will get my vote, especially with the Supreme Court judges that might be replaced. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 16, 2015 at 7:44am

Carl, that is sooo funny!! And Golden nods right on the beat!

I'll have to look up Simeon ten Holt. Hope you're doing well.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2015 at 9:21am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 15, 2015 at 8:48am

Chris, I just finished listening to the video of piano music by Simeon ten Holt.  It was great background music while I sipped coffee and read the morning news. 

Ian, I see you have a close election coming up between conservatives and the ruling Social Democrats.  Reuters news.  I didn't realize Greenland (and the Faroe Islands) had representation in your Parliament. 

Yes, Randy, Jeb Bush is crazy boring.  All the other Republican candidates are just plain crazy.  And even more may still throw their hat in the ring.  Still waiting to hear from Jindal and Trump.  LOL

Comment by Randall Smith on June 15, 2015 at 7:28am

I'm already tired of hearing Bernie's tirade, but I suppose he must keep pounding away until everybody gets his message. And is it just me, or is Jeb Bush the most boring person on earth? Yawn. It's going to be a long year and a half.

Comment by Plinius on June 15, 2015 at 1:24am

I can't suggest a Dowland song for you Joan, I think they don't match your mood.

Comment by Plinius on June 15, 2015 at 1:19am

I thought I'd seen that dog in Naples, Ian! The mosaics were fantastic!

Joan, I grew up with baroque music - Bach in church - like many people, but I discovered so many other styles. When vinyl was sold for the price of old paper, we made a collection of music that was new to us, from everywhere, old and new, and it still delights us. This is one of my favorites: minimal music by Simeon ten Holt.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDCsOL2vBJc

 

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