Hang With Friends

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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee 19 minutes ago. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly on Thursday. 15 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 2 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Loren Miller on August 20, 2016 at 9:49am

Speaking of which, Joan, WHERE IS PAT?  Haven't seen him here since the NING follies of earlier this year.  Anyone hear from him?

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 20, 2016 at 9:46am
Joan, Im also hoping the best for your surgery. I hope its just arthroscopic - my ovservation is that most peopke are very happy with the result.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 9:05am

Chris, thanks for the information you shared. I am sure your experience is valid for you. We tried several things, including drinking lots of water, making some changes to my diet. I don't know if an 80-year-old lady has any hormones left. I'll keep you informed,

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 8:57am

Ian, as foreign a language I n'er have heard, I think  I got the punch line. I will have to listen several more times before I catch the full meaning. The poor fellow with his chin out of the water, said, " three ha'pence a foot!" Is that some kind of stubborn or not?


Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2016 at 8:22am

Thanks for the sourdough information Joan.  Hope your operation and recovery go well.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 20, 2016 at 7:56am

Surgeon at the operating table: 'I swear, if anyone says Thank God after this I’m putting the tumor back in.'

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 20, 2016 at 7:51am

Joan, I hope the surgery goes well and brings you relief, with full use of your hand soon!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 20, 2016 at 4:39am

Good luck, Joan. 

I don't know if I've posted this before but this is Noah's story as it happened in Lancashire.

Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2016 at 3:07am

I had a few years of carpal tunnel trouble, but I was told to use less salt and to wait some time until my hormones calmed down. That solved the problem - so far.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 2:37am

@The Flying Atheist & Kathy, Do you mean: 

Name: Pat

Location: Olmsted, IL

Country: United States?


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