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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Comment by Loren Miller on December 19, 2017 at 2:46pm

Who here would PAY to see Pope Frankie confronted with a trans woman or man?  [raises BOTH hands!!!]

Comment by Ian Mason on December 19, 2017 at 1:57pm

'In the image of God created he them. Male and female he created them.' God is therefore both sexes, male and female. Or what? Can a 'he' create a 'she' in 'his' own image? Either God is a bit confused or the Bible authors are and neither should be trusted.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 19, 2017 at 1:51pm

Oldest profession: the first mention of a prostitute in world literature is 'Shamhat', a temple prostitute in the 'Gilgamesh' poem. If there was a temple, there were priests. Plus, recent historical and archeological studies point to organised religion beginning at the same time as hierarchical society. Therefore, priests as paid ideological enforcers for tribal chiefs. That's my way of thinking.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 19, 2017 at 1:08pm

And the theist evil continues.

Comment by Patricia on December 19, 2017 at 12:59pm

Oh, how bloody ''kind'' of them to tell parents that bs!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 19, 2017 at 10:22am

These assholes never quit.

Catholic Bishops Urge Parents To Reject Transgender Children

  • Cruel bigotry: A new letter released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops claims transgender identity is a “false idea.”
  • In a deplorable and immoral letter released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and signed by a multitude of backward and ignorant religious conservatives, parents are urged to reject their transgender children and deny them appropriate medical treatment because “What God has created is good” and “‘God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them’ (Gen 1:27).”

So much for their supposed "pro-family" stance. Why can't they just stfu and mind their own business?

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 19, 2017 at 3:47am

Ian, your quote, "The world's oldest profession? Priest." There are other claims to be the world's oldest profession than priest, but for the sake of this discussion, it fits! Priests learn how to tell lies and people follow them at their own peril. 

If there were no priests, would humankind find another instrument upon which to be dependent?

Can humans coexist with skills of communication, problem-solving,  and conflict resolution? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 19, 2017 at 3:20am

Ian, humans have the capacity to think great things...if they are able to step out of their boxes into efforts of exploration and experimentation. In my lifetime, I have seen the electrification of rural U.S., of modern health care available to people in isolated places, the education of all people to make them prepared for participation in democratic processes. 

How, then, did we get Trump?

Through the coalition of religious evangelicals. 

Is it insanity to think of creating a kind of government that bases its values on the health and welfare of Earth and living things?

Holding onto beliefs of Neolithic tribes is insane. That isn't difficult to understand. Religion can stop rational thinking. 

Some say "you can not replace something with nothing." That is foolish! 

First of all, that sentence is a double negative. 

One can empty a full cup and have nothing in the container. One can shoot a gun until there is nothing in the chamber. One can live a decent life with internal guidance with nothing to bribe or threaten.  One can enjoy his or her sexuality and not be guilty of a sin.

Where there is no sin, there is no guilt or shame. 

Where there is consciousness of self in relation to others, there can be harmony. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 19, 2017 at 2:39am

I agree, Plinius.

Comment by Plinius on December 19, 2017 at 1:42am

I love the idea of how much we share with each other, with ancestors from everywhere and I love the idea how religious people can't stand that.

 

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