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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 Pat on November 6, 2014 at 2:29pm

@Carl. Good luck on the appointment tomorrow. If it's any source of comfort, my daughter was the victim of a hit and run in Chicago about 6 years ago, and her leg was broken in about 4 places. She went to Northwestern, and to this day, walks and runs without a limp, and bicycles about 15 miles a day. The care she received was absolutely excellent.

@Randall. Persimmon pudding sounds mighty tasty. Sorry about the cold, but persimmons are high in anti-oxidants; especially vitamin C. You may be multi-tasking. Enjoying great food while at the same treating the symptoms. Enjoy the time with your family.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 6, 2014 at 11:17am

Glad to hear that Charlie is adapting and having fun.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2014 at 11:13am

Carl, my thoughts remain with you as you prepare for tomorrows appointment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 6, 2014 at 9:30am

Randy, I can tell through your writing how excited you are to have your family with you.  Enjoy your time together and all the great food. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 6, 2014 at 9:04am

Enjoy the festivities, Randall. The persimmon pudding sounds fantastic!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 6, 2014 at 9:01am

Boy, ain't THAT the truth, Mindy!

I'm late on the computer this morning for two reasons. One, I couldn't get connected to the internet. And wouldn't you know it, the minute I began talking to the tech man, it came on! Second, I was making persimmon pudding and scalloped corn for our family gathering (early T-giving) today at my house.

I'll have all four of my children and their children (and spouses minus one), plus my two sisters (twins) and my 96 yr old father. Since my dad wouldn't come if my ex-wife was here, the kids told her to stay home (and mope)! Yeah! I invited her just to be nice, but the children wanted their grandfather to come.

And wouldn't you know it (#2), I'm coming down with a cold. Rats. Still, we'll have a good time--and good food!

Comment by Deidre on November 6, 2014 at 6:59am

why do people slow down to a halt to look at someone changing a tire on the side of the road? sigh...

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2014 at 11:02pm

Mindy, I got a few "Unfriends" too. Good. I have too much mail to read anyway. 

Charlie is also Daniel's Black French Poodle's name. That will be easy to remember, I hope. My memory isn't so good. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 5, 2014 at 10:07pm

That's funny (in a sadly truthful way), CLAWS.  That about sums it up. 

Mindy, you've only spoken the truth on Facebook.  If others can't handle it, oh well. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 5, 2014 at 7:13pm

I love that you threw in a side of atheism to go with that anti-republican entree, Mindy. It sounds like your sister REALLY needs to get out more!

 

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