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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 Joan Denoo on November 26, 2014 at 2:37pm
Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 1:27pm

That is BIZARRE!  *snerk!*

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

Memory Foam never forgets.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 11:43am

I love that cat!  I hope she has a long life, but I worry about her dwarfism condition, and how she's being dragged all over the country for photo ops....

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 11:08am

I think I'll use this for a holiday card...

JesusGrumpyCat

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2014 at 10:37am

About the ear plugs....be obvious.  Use big wads of cotton!  And stare at all the people (slaves) with their heads bowed as if you have suddenly found yourself in a crowd of lunatics; especially if they have their hands in the shackled position.. 

(If the retirement community is funded by government(s), they are violating the law.)

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 26, 2014 at 7:46am

Ear plugs.  Thanks for the idea Randy.  If I ever accept a meal invitation at one of my Mormon relatives houses again, I just may take some and stuff them in.

 It would be interesting to see the reaction, but I highly doubt I will ever accept again.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 26, 2014 at 7:26am

Curiosity is the primary enticement for eating Thanksgiving dinner with my father at his retirement community. I can just imagine the dishes--mainly soft and mushy. Wonder if a prayer will be given? Ear plugs, please. And I can't talk to my dad without shouting. Oh well, he's buying.

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 25, 2014 at 10:47pm

We all have magical powers.........

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 25, 2014 at 10:45pm

Sounds like a very enjoyable evening out, Mindy.  That's the same situation with me and my best friend.  It's nice to be able to cut loose with an understanding audience.  . 

 

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