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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Chris on December 19, 2017 at 1:25am

Thats ' quotable  Randall.

"The world's oldest profession?

Priest"

Did you read that someplace, or is it yours? Regardless its's great.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 18, 2017 at 11:17pm

The most basic religions have been nature and ancestor-worship based. As human societies have changed, these have been codified and converted to reinforce power structures, creating the 'invisible policemen' needed to control the populace. The world's oldest profession? Priest.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2017 at 4:21pm

The Caucasas, where the red, white, and green colors represented their ancient beliefs, came from this mushroom. 

"Amanita muscaria is a basidiomycete mushroom, one of many in the genus Amanita. It is also a muscimol mushroom. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the Southern Hemisphere, generally as a symbiont with pine and birch plantations, and is now a true cosmopolitan species. It associates with various deciduous and coniferous trees.

"Arguably the most iconic toadstool species, the fly agaric is a large white-gilled, white-spotted, usually red mushroom, and is one of the most recognisable and widely encountered in popular culture.

"Although classified as poisonous, reports of human deaths resulting from its ingestion are extremely rare. After parboiling—which weakens its toxicity and breaks down the mushroom's psychoactive substances—it is eaten in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. Amanita muscaria is noted for its hallucinogenic properties, with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound muscimol. The mushroom was used as an intoxicant and entheogen by the peoples of Siberia, and has a religious significance in these cultures. There has been much speculation on possible traditional use of this mushroom as an intoxicant in other places such as the Middle East, Eurasia, North America, and Scandinavia."

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2017 at 4:13pm

The colors of Yule that represent Santa Claus and the Winter Solstice Holiday are from the ancient religious traditions of the Caucasus Mountain Region. 

This bit of information will drive the white, southerner, evangelicals nuts. The ancient people of Old Europe came from this group of black Africans. Many of the traditions from these African, black skinned people melded into Old Europe and diluted into "white Aryans". 

Comment by Patricia on December 18, 2017 at 2:44pm

There ya go!

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 18, 2017 at 2:43pm

Excellent Patricia.  I'll have to sent that to my mormon family.

Comment by Patricia on December 18, 2017 at 2:20pm

Comment by Ian Mason on December 18, 2017 at 1:37pm

I'm reading a book I was given as a present, The Irish Empire: the story of King Niall of the nine hostages. It would never survive the internet as it's never been edited or proof read. Examples:

'fare' for 'fair'

'thrown' for 'throne'

'decade' for 'decayed'.

The writer is an amateur historian with a background in mechanical engineering technology and might not be used to writing on a larger scale. If so, fine as long as the history is good but he's been badly served by his publisher who seems to have trusted spelling check instead of a proper editor.

Comment by Chris on December 18, 2017 at 4:54am

Oh, my gosh as a child I saw someone naked  or walking  around after a bath .

Go back a few years and sleep  in a bed with your parents and  numourous kids in a  one bedreoom house.

.. I dislike this time of year because it brings out the worse of people and goofy religious ideas unrelated to reality.

Comment by Chris on December 18, 2017 at 3:53am

On wall paper.

Skip trowling seens to look better and in a way proves the dwelling is sound.

The blow on  knocked down texture looks terrible and cheap..

 

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