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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray 7 hours ago. 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 yesterday. 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 Randall Smith on September 24, 2014 at 7:20am
Carl, you're quite a guy. Here you are with your health issues, awaiting a possible kidney transplant, and you're concerned about Mindy's cat! Your attitude is remarkable and inspiring (re: your comment on my recent blog). Here's wishing you all the best.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 24, 2014 at 6:59am

Get well soon Dale.

Comment by Plinius on September 24, 2014 at 12:20am

Poor Dale! I hope you get good news, Mindy!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 23, 2014 at 10:34pm

Mindy, I, too, hope good news comes and Dale is comfortable. I am really sorry to learn of his condition. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 23, 2014 at 10:13pm

Mindy, I hope you get good news and a solution to Dale's problems. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 23, 2014 at 9:51pm

Just watched The Unbelievers with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss this evening.  Netflix has it available to stream.  Lots of great footage and soundbites of the two together and separately.  I really enjoyed it.  

Comment by Randall Smith on September 23, 2014 at 7:46am
What a great combo--Ella and the aurora! I've only seen the A.B. once in my lifetime, and it wasn't much--just a red glow. Haley's comet was a bust, too.
Comment by sk8eycat on September 22, 2014 at 11:55pm

Joan, it's around here someplace....I never tossed it, but it will take some hunting.  I semi remember it....

"You're the pitz, you're the London sewer.  You've the taste of a TIME reviewer...."  etc & so forth.  I left in the line, "You're Mickey Mouse!" because by the time I wrote it, "Mickey Mouse" was an insult, meaning silly-ass, or worse.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 22, 2014 at 11:11pm

Felaine, do you still have the lyrics you wrote, ""You're the Pitz"? Would love to read them.  

Patricia, excellent scenes of Aurora Borealis. We get very dim ones over Spokane on occasion. I lived near Kenai, Alaska, and they were very much brighter than in Spokane and not as bright as these. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 22, 2014 at 10:54pm

Wow! That's serious Aurora Borealis, Patricia. Intense!

 

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