Hang With Friends

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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 Ian Mason on April 8, 2017 at 12:01pm

Theatre of Dionysos

Comment by Ian Mason on April 8, 2017 at 11:59am


Comment by Ian Mason on April 8, 2017 at 11:57am

The death mask of Agamemnon (supposed)

Comment by Randall Smith on April 8, 2017 at 7:23am

Not much going on around these parts. Looks like a nice weekend, weather-wise. I'll watch some golf (Masters), plant my new trees, take a couple of walks, split some wood. 

It's been entertaining watching my nesting bluebirds out my kitchen window. And, as I commented in the garden group, I found 51 morel mushrooms in my backyard yesterday. Surprising, since they're 3 weeks early (on average).

Have a good weekend, all.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 4, 2017 at 11:03am

Beautiful photos, Ian.  

Ian and Randy, I hope you enjoy your excursions.

Greek and Italian food just can't be beat.   

Comment by Randall Smith on April 4, 2017 at 7:18am
Congratulations, Ian! Great photos. Looking forward to Greece pics. It will give me memories of my two trips there.
Comment by Ian Mason on April 3, 2017 at 2:34pm

I will post photos of Athens. I also hope to make the trip to Delphi.

Thank you all for your kind words. It was a very happy day for all. My daughter and son-in-law:

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 3, 2017 at 12:55pm

Congratulations, Ian! (And to your daughter and your new in-law!)

Comment by Plinius on April 3, 2017 at 12:21pm

Congrats, Ian! You both look great!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 3, 2017 at 12:13pm

Ian, I love the photo of you with your daughter on her wedding day; you both look so happy and proud. I send happy thoughts to you and your family. 
I have pleasant memories of Athens and Greek food, especially baklava and the beautiful colors of the homes.

Please send some photos of your adventure. 


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