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Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

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Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 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

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Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 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

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

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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

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Comment by Plinius on June 5, 2014 at 10:47am

Now that we talk about spelling you give us another wonderful image, FA! The man with the car door wandering through after dinner sweets - plodding in the pudding? Climbing up a chunk of pineapple? I should photoshop images like that!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 5, 2014 at 10:03am

Randall, I'm reminded of the joke where a guy is discovered wandering through the dessert carrying a car door.  When asked why he's carrying the door the man replies, "If it gets hot, I can roll down the window."   

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 5, 2014 at 9:55am

Randall, thank you for the correction. It didn't even occur to me that I used the wrong word. Imagining Cary walking with a gate is a funny image. 

Another advantage of not having a TV set is I don't get bombarded with Cialis or any other commercial. The internet provides all the news I want, without the propaganda effect of commercial TV. It also provides a lot of information not available on TV, i.e. Al Jazeera, BBC, Public Radio International, RT, The Guardian, The Real News offer alternative views. All news needs a skeptical eye to sort through propaganda, facts, and prejudices. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 5, 2014 at 9:29am

I don't watch much television, but the majority of any e-mail spam I receive is to save money on cheap Cialis, Viagra and medications from Canada. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 5, 2014 at 7:30am

Joan, I had to laugh when I read about "Cary walking with a gate". I have this mental image. I'm sure you meant "gait"! 

I don't know if this is the place, but I have to vent. What's with all the Cialis commercials? They're on all the networks' evening news, MSNBC, History Channel, TBS, etc. (Not the Food Channel, so far!) Are men really THAT dysfunctional? I mean talk about overkill. I absolutely hate those commercials and will immediately change channels. Disgusting.

Comment by k.h. ky on June 4, 2014 at 7:44pm
Patricia, good one.
Your's too Ian.
Comment by Ian Mason on June 4, 2014 at 3:33pm

That's really funny, Patricia. Thanks.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 4, 2014 at 3:31pm

Back from a very pleasant few days in England. Enjoyed very much seeing some family and am slightly rounder in the waist thanks to some excellent home cooking. Saw "Titus Andronicus" at The Globe which was good although Anthony Hopkins's version is still the best.

A little pun that might cheer you up:

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 4, 2014 at 12:52pm

Patricia, thanks for that funny.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 4, 2014 at 12:06pm

Hi, Steph.  Are you finished with classes for the semester?  Teaching over the summer?

Joan, enjoy your gardening.  It's a nice day here as well.  The birds are making such a racket!  I guess they have a lot to say today. 

 

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