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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 The Flying Atheist on August 19, 2015 at 9:54am

Chris, thanks for that additional information about Felaine.  You are absolutely correct.  Her treatment came far too late to make a difference.  I also agree with you when you previously said that Elaine died of poverty.  Years of neglect in getting proper medical care was a result of having to make a choice between food or medicine.  No one should have to face that decision.  Such an infuriating situation.  I'm glad, also, that she was in a hospital and being properly cared for when she died. 

Comment by Plinius on August 19, 2015 at 2:01am

Patricia had a bit more news about Felaine:

Felaine's death was caused by several strokes so she didn't have a chance.
I still think her care came far too late, but she at least didn't have to become a vegetable, as she so feared.
We just have to be glad she was in the right place to die instead of at home, & looked after as best as possible under the circumstances.

Comment by Plinius on August 19, 2015 at 1:59am

I read a book about the Bermuda Triangle in the 80s - can't remember the author. The author believed in it, but the proof was non  existant. Full of vague threats, the Marie Celeste, other favourite mysteries and so on.  

Comment by Ian Mason on August 18, 2015 at 9:21pm

Ooops! "Their"  My only excuse is that I was tired.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 18, 2015 at 6:41pm

Flying Atheist, that Photoshop fakewas a fantastic find.

Lloyds of London doesn't buy the Bermuda Triangle, Ian? That settles it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 18, 2015 at 5:39pm

Ian, I enjoyed "Classical Conspiracy Theorists" and it fits in with how the banality of a tightly buttoned, repressed middle-class family expresses their frustration through conflicts. 

I wish some people would take a conflict-resolution class or two.  

how a tightly-buttoned, repressed middle-class family express their frustrations through conflicts about something banal.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 18, 2015 at 4:18pm

'Devil's Graveyards'  One of these is supposed to be the Bermuda Triangle. There was a documentary about this a few years ago and one of the institutions that doesn't believe in it is Lloyds of London. As the major insurer of marine traffic, they're opinion carries a lot of weight. Who's ever heard of an insurance company that missed en excuse to set premiums up?

Comment by Ian Mason on August 18, 2015 at 4:12pm

I've had an interesting evening at the theatre. Attended one of a series called 'Readings.' A writer, a director and a small cast have one day to shape a provisional performance of a work-in-progress. They then explain what they were trying to do with the production and take questions from the audience. It gave me some insight into how drama works. Tonight's piece was 'Betamax versus VHS' and was about how a tightly-buttoned, repressed middle-class family express their frustrations through conflicts about something banal.

Comment by Hex5 on August 18, 2015 at 2:06am
I would like to know more about the devils graveyards the vile vortex of earth to me it sounds far fetched but plausible. I would like others to research this topic and present there findings. Atheists are the vanguard of science we alone press humanity away from super natuarl belief toward fact. I would like to know what do my peers think of this. What should we do i am curious.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 16, 2015 at 10:23am

Yes, Carl, I lived in S. Calif, and I knew immediately there was no such place.

Nice weather up in Wisconsin, along L. Michigan, for the PGA championship (golf). I heard them say only 4 Americans were among the top 16 players. And, of course, no Tiger (missed the cut). We just don't have the work ethic, in my opinion.

 

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