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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 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 kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 1:41pm
The wanted her to skip third grade but she didn't want to leave her friends and we decided that was for the best. The algebra class she's starting is advanced. It's a class that is for the eleventh grade. The rest of them​ are for tenth graders. In KY if you score high they place you in the advanced classes. In third grade she was taking two fourth grade classes.
Are your kids not placed back test scores??
Comment by Thomas Murray on August 7, 2017 at 12:30pm

 Kathy,

 Your gdaughter Paige some people might attribute her to being an Indigo Child :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_children

  Not worth serious consideration but a fun read.

  My younger son (10 years old) was tested for language and intelligence at John Hopkins in Baltimore. Just in the interviewing him the doctor recognized him to be intelligent beyond his age and school level. After his test, his scores were high enough that the doctor wanted him in his program ( I dunno what program it is... I dunno where the paperwork is) Anyways, I wanted him in it because then the school will be forced to put him in special education (Gifted and Talented)

  We been have telling the school that both our boys are bored in their classes and their grades are always A's. Then they were put in advance math, science and English. They are still getting A's and B's. My older son will start his H.S. this year and he is in advance physics, advance math, and advance social studies. I am not sure yet if both boys are in Gifted Talent program or just advance classes.... I will have to check this Fall.

  Kathy, I don't recall if you said Paige is in any advance classes or in Gifted Talented program. Is she?

Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 8:37am
Randy, I told you all I was going to have my family pray the clouds away. Lol
Comment by Randall Smith on August 7, 2017 at 6:37am

Kathy, can you use all the powers you have and prevent a cloudy day on August 21st?  Even if it is cloudy, I'll be visiting several state parks to explore plus famous (infamous?) New Harmony, Indiana.

Speaking of being proud of grandchildren, I'm pleased my 7 yr old grandson is "in to" classical music. He listens to it all the time.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 12:05am
Ruth, we are finally getting some rain. In early summer there was to much. Then we didn't get any for a month. Now it's finally raining again.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 7, 2017 at 12:01am
Ian, I just hope she stays with it. She's proven every year that she can outscore all her classmates. On the sixth grade state test she was the only one to score distinguished in every category. On her eighth grade test she outscored 230 classmates by over three hundred points.
I just hope so uses her powers for good and not evil. Lol
Comment by Ian Mason on August 6, 2017 at 10:14pm

Thanks for the links, Carl. Very informative.

Kathy, you might have a new Bell Burnell there. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jocelyn_Bell_Burnell

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 6, 2017 at 10:06pm

Idaho Spud. I agree with pleasant memories of rain on the roof. However here in the Phila area we've been getting extreme downpours, yesterday three of them. If you're in a large metal-roofed indoor space like our gym or the grocery store the extreme deluge can be scary. Or to be caught in it. And there's the flooding risk. Our house is susceptible due to the nearby ground being shaped like a funnel - to channel it toward us. Our part of the country is 71% more likely to have heavy rain. To me it's as obvious a symptom of climate destabilization as Europe's "Lucifer" drought and the BC wildfires. I still enjoy the sound of normal rain, though.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 6:57pm
It's not compatible with something or other. My gsons explained it but I don't understand. If we had computer signal I could but we don't : (
Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 6:55pm
I wish I could Lilac but I don't have that capability from this Android.
 

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