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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee yesterday. 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 sk8eycat on September 2, 2014 at 5:24pm

Welcome back, Carl!  Hospitals are NO fun!

Ian,  have found that the floor is 2" or more closer than it used to be, slipperier, and harder on the bod when I fall down.

I have one of those trigger-operated (and magnetized) reacher-grabber things for picking stuff up (or getting things down from high shelves)

Comment by Ian Mason on September 2, 2014 at 3:31pm

Hope you get some good news, Carl.

Age plays funny tricks: print gets smaller and the floor gets further away and harder to reach.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 2, 2014 at 1:57pm

Carl - welcome back, and I hope you get a good report on your tests.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 2, 2014 at 1:55pm

Carl, very sorry that you bod is giving you so much trouble.  Hope things improve for you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 2, 2014 at 1:35pm

Hello, Friends.  I've been a bit absent from here lately.  I just spent another five days in the hospital.  I was just released on Saturday.  I was sent back to the hospital with a possible blood clot that actually turned out to be a very bad case of cellulitis instead.  While there, they also discovered that my kidney function again was failing.  I ended up having a kidney biopsy this past Friday.  I should know the results later this week.  The results should give an indication as to why my kidneys are in such bad shape.  I suspect it's genetic, as I've had minor kidney issues since I was a child.  It's now catching up to me as I age. 

I've only had access to A/N from my smart phone and relplying is quite tedious, especially since I don't get my new glasses until this coming Thursday.  Type face on the smartphone is just too small for me to see comfortably.  I finally have access to a desktop computer today at my sister's house.  But I have kept up with all the comings and goings here in this group.  I miss not being able to respond in a more timely manner. 


Comment by Ian Mason on September 2, 2014 at 2:16am

Haven't used the PC much the last few days so trying to catch up.

Great news, Mindy. Hope the nausea can be kept to a minimum.

Larry: I love history and books. Am always reading something and watch Viasat History more than any other channel.

There's a lot of recycling in Denmark but some of that is out of my reach as I don't drive and therefore can't deliver.

Invisible cows! Stealing that :-D

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 1, 2014 at 4:49pm

Cool cat picture Mindy.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 1, 2014 at 7:29am

Pat, too. Mindy, also.

You all have a good Labor Day. Remember, no hot dogs (cancer producing).

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 31, 2014 at 7:27am

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 30, 2014 at 8:06am

I also put a lot in the recycle bin that the city picks-up at the curb every other week.

Idaho power gives us $30 for old operational refrigerators between 10 and 30 cubic feet.  My very old one I had in the garage only had 8.8 cubic feet so I missed-out on that money.  I took it to Pacific Steel & Recycling (where I sold the batteries), and they took it without any money changing hands either way.

The landfill wanted me to pay them $10 to take it, and it's also further to drive.  They recycle them also.

I have an another old refrigerator in the house that I'm using as a third fridge , but it's not frost-free, which is a pain, and it probably costs me more in electricity than it's worth, so I think I'll sell it to Idaho Power for $30.


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