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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 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

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 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

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Idaho Spud on November 21, 2015 at 12:39pm

Glad to hear you're doing well after the transplant Carl.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 21, 2015 at 7:30am

Pleasantville is a very entertaining movie, but with deep hidden messages. And Reece Witherspoon and Tobi McGuire are adorable. There are many other famous actors in it. I'm happy to see other admirers of the movie.

Ruth, I hope you and your husband get a good rest, and happy "sightseeing"!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 20, 2015 at 10:44pm

Thanks, Loren. The surgery went well. We look forward to sleeping late tomorrow.

"The uploader has not made this video available in your country." Couldn't watch the video, Ian. Sorry.

We mostly see movies at home these days. We last watached Aeon Flux (sci-fi). My all time favorite movie was The Lathe of Heaven.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 20, 2015 at 8:17pm

I watched Svengoolie back in Winnetka when I wasn't watching The Ghoul in Cleveland.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 20, 2015 at 6:50pm

I grew up on Svengoolie.  I'm still a fan.

Comment by kathy: ky on November 20, 2015 at 6:41pm
Bertold, To Kill A Mockingbird is my all time favorite book and movie.
Comment by Pat on November 20, 2015 at 5:22pm

Comment by Loren Miller on November 20, 2015 at 5:18pm

BERWYN?!? [chuckle!]

Comment by Pat on November 20, 2015 at 3:56pm

Carl, I just recently saw The Ghost and Mr. Chicken on "Svengoolie." And, I wasn't even in Berwyn!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 20, 2015 at 8:34am
I really enjoyed Pleasantville as well. One of my favorite movies is The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, another Don Knotts film. It's a childhood favorite that I own on DVD.
 

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