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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky yesterday. 20 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 24 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

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on December 15, 2014 at 9:12pm

Patricia, I hope that helps your husband without too many side effects.

Joan, a mistake in my last post. the ferry sails to Sjælands Odde, not Kalundborg. That was another route from a long time ago. Since the bridge opened in 1997 a lot of ferries have stopped. I don't know the capital very well. When I'm there it tends to be for a definite purpose and I don't stay that long.

I've had problems sleeping lately. I fall asleep feeling tired and then wake up early, between 3-4 a.m. from what feels like a long narrative dream that leaves me more tired than when I went to bed. The only solution seems to be to get up and move about, have some tea to clear my head and then relax on the sofa where I finally nod off again with a book. Strange.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 15, 2014 at 7:24pm

Patricia - sorry to hear your husband got a less than encouraging report. Hopefully the suggested juggling of dosages will help.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 15, 2014 at 3:54pm

Randall: I think whatever you had is "something that's going around."  A local friend had the same thing last week, and we both live in the San Fernando Valley of SoCal.  With air travel so prevalent, a virus or bacterial illness can spread almost as fast as light.

One of the (many) reasons I quit driving and shop online exclusively.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 15, 2014 at 3:47pm

Mindy, we have a Meijer's close by. I'd rate it somewhere between a Target and Walmart, maybe a B- grade.

Joan, I'm inspired to make some use of the "churches and children" site as a counter to my grandchildren's grandmother (my fanatical ex). I've been wondering how, and this might be the ammo I can use!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 15, 2014 at 3:41pm

Whew, I'm back, after a couple of "irritable bowel" days. Vomiting, bloating, cramps--the yucks. From where? My granddaughter, it appears. As luck would have it, I had a scheduled doctor's appointment this morning (Mon). I had an Xray of the abdomen for signs of blockage. Again, whew, nothing. I'm slowing feeling better. A huge upper arm scrape from a throw rug tumble (Fri) was cleaned and bandaged, too.  I'm going to stop telling people to "have a nice weekend", e.g. That's too close to praying, isn't it? What good does it do?

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 2:11pm

mal = bad, evil

I forgot to send the address for "mal" in Latin means bad, evil. 

I wasn't able to send the photo, and the site is worth taking time to visit. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 2:06pm

Sorry, I am having problems sending photos. I just had an upgrade and we need to do some tweaking. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 2:04pm

I found it, Ian. It was Copenhagen, Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall, Banquet Hall. 

Doesn't that look red to you? 

Whatever! I experienced Denmark as a beautiful country with very nice people. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:54pm

Ian, this is how I remember Copenhagen, incredibly bright colors, even along the roadways. Of course, there were the museums and the blue hall that was red or the red hall that was blue. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 15, 2014 at 1:42pm

@Joan Nope ... not celebrating.  Sorry!  [grin!]

 

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