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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Jul 23. 3 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 3. 10 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 26, 2015 at 7:47pm
Hello, everyone. I'm going to keep this short because I'm writing on my smartphone, which is very slow and tedious. I'm doing well. I see many of you have inquired about my well-being. Thanks for your concerns.
I have had limited and spotty internet. My heart surgery went very well but have spent the last five weeks in two different physical rehabilitation facilities. I'm healing nicely but have had some pluricy in my chest, which is fluid around the lungs. It is excruciating painful.
I'm being released this Wednesday and will stay once again with my parents while I continue to regain my strength.
P.S. Joan, sorry to read about your incident falling. I'm glad to hear your recovering and being well taken care of by your family.
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 25, 2015 at 9:59am

Glad to hear you're on the mend Joan.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 25, 2015 at 7:48am

It's difficult to know where to start when describing a two week trip. Generalizations are too broad, while detailing can be boring. Photos are meaningless without context. Impressions are personal. I did write about food in the "food" group. My favorite city was Linz. Rothenburg (Germ) is a walled city west of Nuremburg (which we quickly visited). The walls are basically the same as it was 48 years ago when I hitchhiked through Europe, but the town itself has become a touristy attraction, much to my dismay. So many cities cater to the cruise and bus visitors.

I could say so much more, but...... 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 25, 2015 at 3:56am

Welcome back, Randall. I'd like to hear more.

Glad to hear of your progress, Joan.

Comment by Plinius on April 25, 2015 at 2:13am

I'm glad you're on the mend, Joan, but I'm still puzzling on the ´fantastic group of words´ - I don't know what you meant.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 25, 2015 at 1:59am

My cane keeps me balanced and is rather a good dancing partner! Healing progressing very nicely. I am now able to empty the dishwasher and refill it. Not much of a contribution to family functioning but far better than needing help with everything. We took up the hall rugs and poor Dominic, the black lab, has a terrible time getting traction. He doesn't like my cane. He was adopted from the animal shelter as an adult and we suspect he was abused.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 25, 2015 at 1:49am

Carl, we don't hear from you even as we think of you hoping you have the opportunity for a healthy and happy future. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 25, 2015 at 1:45am

Randy, welcome home! What a wonderful trip you had! I hope you will share more details ... describe some menus that you really enjoyed, or some interesting event. I love reading such detail.

Comment by k.h. ky on April 24, 2015 at 11:14pm
There's been no word on Carl that I know of. Welcome back Randall. I'm sure you enjoyed yourself. Hopefully you had a break from the rain.
Joan. I hope you're enjoying your stay with the family.
If anyone has heard from Carl please, please, post so I'll know how he is.
Comment by Plinius on April 24, 2015 at 10:21am

Hi Randall. I'm glad your trip was a success!

 

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