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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on December 19, 2016 at 2:11am

That sounds very pleasant, Joan. I hope you enjoy a winter with lots of 'hygge' as we say in Denmark.

Yes, there has been a lot of wind this autumn but that's a good thing. It means that the sea gets a new uptake of oxygen to counteract all the nitrogen that intensive farming pours into it.

Comment by Plinius on December 19, 2016 at 12:12am

I'm glad you settled so happily, Joan!

No storm yet, the flags hardly move and the early morning is misty, dark grey and overcast.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 19, 2016 at 12:00am

Chris, yes, the music moved me while the lyrics made as much sense as the Apostles' Creed

Ian & Chrs, I watch the storm patterns over Denmark & The Netherlands, and you seem to have a lot of activity this autumn. 

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Carl, I hope your weather allows you to get out, if even for a short walk. Do you have someone to help with your grocery shopping on a regular basis?

Kathy & Loren, it seems you have wide temperature fluctuations, too. Hardly possible to dress for the day. 

Randy, not good news to learn you have to deal with ice; just snuggle down and enjoy some good reading, sleeping or whatever pleases you. 

Thankfully, I am well settled back into Laura & Larry's home and loving it. The snow decorated the firs and cedars for the Yule celebration. We have a large pile of slash and logs to put on the Yule Fire, a supply of S'More makings, apple cider, chocolate, and some form of blood warming liquid for adults. I will be inside with my mug of hot apple cider. 

Hopefully, each one of you had a restful and renewing weekend. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2016 at 9:02pm

Daniel, I don't know how you have the energy to even think of such a project. Your work looks skillfully done and beautifully planned. Your photos of the completed project should be coming any day now. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 18, 2016 at 7:58pm

Daniel, I'm in awe of your skills. I couldn't do a fraction of that shit.

Comment by Daniel W on December 18, 2016 at 7:45pm

Ruth, cute hamster!

Carl keep warm!  I remember Chicago winters all too well.  Brrrrr!

Today I retrofitted all of the supporting framing in my trimmed down kitchen soffits.  Then replaced the insulation.  Tommorrow I put up drywall and it starts to look bit better.  Right now I feel like I was chewed up, spit out, and stepped on.  Too old for this #&¡$¿!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 18, 2016 at 2:00pm

You're lucky, Ruth.  Right now it's 7-degrees here with a wind chill of negative 15, and thousands of idiots are sitting outside in a stadium watching the Chicago Bears game. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 18, 2016 at 1:38pm

I woke up to 59°F and the snow vanished. A surprise.

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 18, 2016 at 1:09pm

That song didn't make any sense to me, so no; I didn't care for it.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 18, 2016 at 12:59pm

That was one weird song. I agree with Hemant - it needs to replace all other Christmas carols.

 

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