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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray yesterday. 5 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

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Friday. 4 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

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

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Comment by Grinning Cat on February 11, 2015 at 12:14pm

Carl, I'll second third nth all of that -- hang in there! I'm glad you're in good hands, surrounded by people who care... things will get better!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2015 at 11:59am

You will be able to get through this Dark Era and your loving family and friends cheering you on. Your support teams are. 

Chris, the kitty purring sounds restful. 

Comment by Plinius on February 11, 2015 at 10:35am

I'm glad you're in good hands, Carl!

This is a good one for your blood pressure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFtgB_KQD_s

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2015 at 10:16am

My echo-cardiogram has been scheduled for this Friday, so hopefully next week a decision can be made about either having heart surgery or a kidney transplant first.  My kidneys have gotten worse and I'm in the position now of having to rely on family for meals.  I just don't have the energy to take care of myself.  Even small tasks like getting dressed leave me out of breath.  

If I end up having heart surgery first, I probably will need to be on dialysis as I recover.  

Thanks to all of you for your concerns.  I'm being well taken care of by my family.     

Comment by Randall Smith on February 11, 2015 at 7:43am

Carl, I admire your patience and positive attitude, frustrating as the waiting is. Hang in there, my friend.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2015 at 1:20am

Oh dear, the waiting must get annoying, to say the least. Being thorough is a good thing, even as it results in irritation. How are you feeling, besides anxious and frustrated? Neither of those feelings helps. Your snow level continues; hopefully that will end soon.  

OK Carl, get out your relaxation tapes and whatever else you can use to get through this period. I/we think of you and wish you the very best of health. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2015 at 1:13am

Bill Nye the Science Guy has no patience with climate deniers

Facts are fact and how people in responsible places in government can deny climate change, caused by human activity, and threatening our planet, boggles my imagination.  

Comment by Plinius on February 11, 2015 at 12:00am

Can you manage waiting longer, Carl?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 10, 2015 at 11:26am

More delays.  I've been waiting for final word from a cardiologist for clearance concerning upcoming surgery.  Now they want me to have another echo-cardiogram.  I've had three in the last six months.  I'm told they want a more detailed look at the severity of my aortic stenosis.  My consolation is knowing that I will have my kidney transplant operation performed at the leading hospital in the United States for such procedures.  They are being very thorough.   

Comment by Randall Smith on February 10, 2015 at 7:26am

You know the singer, don't you? Ol' Roger Miller--"King of the Road" and many other funny ones (i.e., "You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd--but you can if you've a mind to").

 

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