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Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan 17 hours ago. 13 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 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

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…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

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Comment by Plinius on June 20, 2013 at 12:56am

an old habit - seems they've got a bible quote to defend that sort of behaviour; something about "chastizing with the word..." I remember a man wrapping up his bible and hitting his wife and children with it, praying all the while. I hope they didn't forget to lock him up.

 

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 20, 2013 at 12:42am

And now for some recent literal bible-thumping:

Sheriff's Office: Woman arrested after using Bible as a weapon (shelbystar.com, May 13)

A Kings Mountain [NC] woman was arrested Saturday and charged with assault inflicting serious injury after beating another woman with a Bible, according to arrest warrants.

[The 57-year-old woman] struck another woman "numerous times about her body with a closed fist and striking her with a Bible about her left arm," the warrant states.

 

So it's not just ninth-graders, as in the detention notice Matthew Greenberg posted last year:

Comment by sk8eycat on June 19, 2013 at 9:57pm

LMSAO! (The "S" stands for "skinny") You find the neatest stuff, Loren, and very often when I need a laugh.

Do you think that scene was before or after Lot went to bed with his  girls?

Comment by Loren Miller on June 19, 2013 at 4:41pm

And now for something completely different:

Comment by Plinius on June 19, 2013 at 1:00am

So that's where the Sputnik ended! Thanks for the pictures, Ian!

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 19, 2013 at 12:10am

Patricia, you have determination and style -- that license plate for your scooter is perfect (and not just because of the cat)!

And thanks, Ian, for that taste of "Sculpture by the Sea". (Their website has an extensive gallery.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2013 at 11:48pm

Ruth, I like your comment of Eva's version of "Imagine". Her mellow sound, coupled with her story, does produce a melancholy rendition.

Eva died of melanoma cancer in 1996 at the age of 33. 

 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 18, 2013 at 11:41pm

Interesting sculptures, Ian. I didn't realize the second one was a dragon, thanks Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2013 at 11:41pm
Patricia, I have a whole new appreciate for you and your life's journey. With your wit and wisdom, you will always come out a winner. Especially appreciate the scooter, its license, you wearing purple and giving off that air of self-respect and dignity. Please include a photo of you and your husband riding your scooter. So sorry to learn of your husband's stroke and its consequences.
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2013 at 11:34pm

Ian, take advantage of the senior discount if you can get it, the consideration may not be there in 8 1/2 years. 

On the other hand, it may feel better to be an "adult" not a "senior citizen". So, I guess it is best to do what works for you. 

 

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