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Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by kathy: ky Aug 9. 4 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

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Jonathan Simeone Aug 5. 29 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

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 3. 3 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory Institute

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 31. 3 Replies

Where The Buffalo Roam AGAIN - Allan Savory InstituteI have followed the Justin Rhodes family for many months and each videa is unique. this one is about their adventures in Colorado, and…Continue

Tags: restore, water, soils, bison, Rhodes

Yasmine Mohammed - Confessions of an Ex-Muslim (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 7. 6 Replies

Yasmine Mohammed is not your average ex-Muslim.  Not only did she get shut of Islam, she also managed to escape what was at one time the most notorious of radical Islamist organizations: Al Qaeda.  She has since documented the story of her apostasy…Continue

Tags: Islam, Al Qaeda, Yasmine Mohammed, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 26, 2017 at 4:52pm

@The Flying Atheist on Monday "OK, my last post about "him."  (I don't want to soil this fine forum. It's hard to be continually pissed off and not vent.)"

Oh! Carl, don't throw away your "pissed off" feelings. They are needed now more than ever in my lifetime. Grab hold of your aner, identify it, think about it, explore options of how you can use it, develop a plan, and vent to your heart's content, then find a way to celebrate and let your anger flow away from you! There will be many more times when your/ our anger needs to express itself 

In the meantime, peace! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 26, 2017 at 4:45pm

Randy, I loved my Elderhostel experiences. I had enough guidance to get what I wanted and enough freedom to wander on my own. Of course, safety is always a concern, and in today's political climate I would not wander as far and as long as I did when I was in my 60s. 

Have a wonderful trip!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 26, 2017 at 4:09pm

You've definitely had a stretch of good luck, Ian.  I hope it continues past three. 

Daniel Barenboim was conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for years.  I've been to many of his concerts.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 26, 2017 at 1:41pm

Do good things come in threes?
1) Yesterday I got a letter telling me I'm getting a rebate on my heating/hot water bill.
2) I went to a concert, the world-class West-Eastern Divan orchestra with maestro Daniel Barenboim.
3) Turned up at 'work' this morning to be told I was 'surplus to requirements', so no more gritty mouth and black/grey snot for the time being.
How nice!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 26, 2017 at 10:22am

Spot on, Bertold.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 25, 2017 at 6:32pm

Excellent post Bertold.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 25, 2017 at 4:54pm

Comment by Plinius on April 25, 2017 at 12:49am

Same for me, Ruth and Carl. Some people often called me a pessimist, but now they understand that I'm a realist. And I try hard to keep that knowledge of a deteriorating world from overflowing and spoiling other parts of my life - no need to disturb a happy cat, a demented aunt and more.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 24, 2017 at 3:06pm

Ruth, you're not alone in your dismal outlook.  There's so much wrong in this world that one can't help but wonder if we are de-evolving and intellectually regressing.  Nationalism with fascist tendencies is on the rise in many countries, the continual Middle East problems, turmoil in Venezuela, North Korean shenanigans, civil wars and unstable countries in Africa, corruption and strong arming in Russia, democratic turmoil in the United States, the constant unwarranted and thoughtless meddling by the U.S. in regions all over the world, China's military buildup in the South China Sea, global wealth inequality, global environmental threats, massive economic uncertainty across the globe, astonishing and despicable human rights abuses rampant in countries rich and poor, a nuclear war constantly looming over us, etc., etc.

There's no doubt our global society is in a fragile and uncertain state.  I admit too, that I've lost sleep over the plethora of problems globally and locally.  I sometimes wonder if this kind of uneasy feeling is what people of the world experienced in the years leading up to and through World War II when it seemed as if all of civilized society was in fear of breaking down. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 24, 2017 at 1:58pm

The Matt Mountain and New Yorker pictures gave me a good laugh.

I wish it were so easy for me to let go of my anger over the politics of human destruction, Idaho Spud. Humanity's descent into final madness, having begun with denial of truth itself and science, keeps me up too often. The collective embrace of hate and lies will not end well.


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