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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G 2 minutes ago. 21 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

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

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on May 24, 2014 at 8:45am

It's nice at this time of year, Chris. A comfortable 20-24 degrees with occasional clouds. Could sit outside until about 9 in the evening drinking tea and eating cake.

Comment by Plinius on May 24, 2014 at 7:56am

I'd love to see the meteor shower, but the light pollution is horrible here! On a good night you can see the Big Dipper or Orion, but that's about it.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 24, 2014 at 7:28am

Did anyone try to watch the highly anticipated meteor shower last night (this morning, the 24th)?

Comment by Randall Smith on May 24, 2014 at 7:20am

Wow--nice to see that others enjoy jazz like I do! I didn't know S. Grapelli played piano (violin, of course). Sorry I can't listen to your offering, Felaine. No sound card. L.A. used to have a great jazz station (I lived in Pomona for 7 years--'66-'73). Indianapolis has a PM jazz/AM classical station I can get. Hurray!

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 24, 2014 at 6:41am

Carl, I like Patricia and That Happy Feeling.

I don't care for blue but I used to wear almost nothing but blue shirts because blue makes my skin tone look better.

Joan, when you mentioned gold, it reminded me that I also very much like copper color.  While I'm at it, I'll say that I like turquoise also.

Comment by Plinius on May 24, 2014 at 2:24am

I love the virtual tour of the Topkapi, Ian! Those wonderful blue and green tiles! Istanbul has been on my wishlist for a long time, but I'll never go there in summer,

Comment by sk8eycat on May 24, 2014 at 1:49am

Too true...and NOT funny

Matt Wuerker

Comment by sk8eycat on May 24, 2014 at 1:38am

Here's some more Night Music; Stephane Grappelli solo piano...3 tracks.  the last  is one of my all-time favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak4tOZzu0_g

Comment by Ian Mason on May 24, 2014 at 1:27am

Carl, the mosaic is from the Byzantine period and a lot is still in situ, where the Palace once stood. Here's a link:http://www.muze.gov.tr/mosaic

Bill Evans is really cool, in the original jazz sense of the word. Very relaxing to listen to.

Hope you heal quickly, Chris.

Comment by Plinius on May 24, 2014 at 1:18am

I like the lilac paint very much Patricia, it must be very restful to have a bedroom like that. My favourite colour is a soft shade of green with not too much yellow in it.

Yesterday I took some hours off and walked in the park with a friend. Today I'm covered in after sun cream, burned even under my t-shirt and bra. And there was even light clouding!

 

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