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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Tuesday. 1 Reply

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2015 at 1:30pm

Chris, that's a funny group of why the chicken crossed the road answers.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2015 at 12:55pm

Chris, I like your class exercise! Your students must have gotten a good laugh and probably had the joy of contributing. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2015 at 12:54pm

Elaine, IMHO, you should have sounded an alarm. I don't know what the boy was doing, I do know the dog acted in a very unnatural way. Was the critter in pain or enjoying himself? I don't know. I suspect not. After learning of the involvement of spinal cords, then I say it definitely was brutal. If it were, we would need to know about it and take appropriate action by not laughing, and expressing concern. Either way, we learn something.  

Comment by Ian Mason on February 14, 2015 at 11:46am

Chris, that is very, very funny.

Felaine, it wouldn't be the same without you. Please stay with us.

Comment by Plinius on February 14, 2015 at 11:15am

I gathered the answers on internet and worked them into an English lesson. Had to leave out the more difficult idiom and the American that are not so well known here. Was a good lesson!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2015 at 10:59am

Welcome back sk8eycat!

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2015 at 10:55am

LOL, Plinus. Thanks for a humorous start to my day! I especially liked the John Lennon and Bill Gates versions.

The Miles Davis should be relaxing, but my brain's irritable and the high notes sound shrill to me rather than mellow. Turned down the volume three times. Happy Valentine's Day, all.

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Comment by Randall Smith on February 14, 2015 at 8:42am

Loved all those chicken answers, Chris! I needed a good laugh.

Love jazz, but not "smooth", i.e., Kenny G type.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, ladies!

Randy

Comment by sk8eycat on February 14, 2015 at 1:07am

I just re-joined to let you all know that I deleted my comments that seem to have started the howling.

I'm sorry I said anything at all, but cruelty to animals is a VERY hot-button issue with me, and I just had to stick my oar in.

Good bye, all.  I'll miss you, but I don't feel as though I belong in this group anymore.

Elaine

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2015 at 12:27am

Chris! You have all the right answers!  Tehehehe

 

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