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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Saturday. 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 Joan Denoo on Thursday

Ruth, I like the site you recommended: Media Bias/Fact Check. I "Bookmarked" it. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on Thursday

   This morning, I was showing to my two kids on YouTube one of the great singer, Linda Ronstadt. I've been to her concert once and it was an amazing experience for me. Just thinking about her signatory song , "Blue Bayou" still send goosebumps all over me.

   I eventually checked the web to find any info on how she is doing with her Parkinson disease, which left her unable to sing.

  Here's something I didn't know about her until now:

" I'm your basic atheist that believes in maybe - I'm a spiritual atheist." ( isn't this agnosticism? )

Linda Ronstadt

&

" It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know."

Linda Ronstadt

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" Art is for healing ourselves, and everybody needs their own personal art to heal up their problems."

Linda Ronstadt

  I'd like to think that Linda (throughout her life in the music, singing and arts) have freedom and proof that religious people say it is impossible without God.

  

Comment by Ian Mason on September 19, 2017 at 11:37am

Half an hour on art, philosophy and politics by Michael Kvium.

Danish, with English subtitles.

http://channel.louisiana.dk/video/michael-kvium-circus-europe

Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2017 at 8:08am

O, the west wind isn't what it was before...

Comment by Ian Mason on September 18, 2017 at 10:15pm

I've looked at a couple of those sites. The Wyoming Institute of Technology is fun and well put together.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 18, 2017 at 9:13pm
Thanks for that pointer, Ruth!

Direct link to Media Bias / Fact Check's list of satire sites: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/satire/

(Haven't checked them out yet... looks like a vast universe beyond The Onion! I particularly like the name of The Daily Spoof.)
Comment by Patricia on September 18, 2017 at 8:54pm

Thanks all. I am subscribed, but I just never know how much to believe from the media.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 18, 2017 at 8:12pm

Media Bias/Fact Check has a huge list of satire sites.

I used to get Mother Jones when my eyes were good enough to read magazines. It's tops for reputable investigative reporting. Now I get their emails and read online.

Comment by Patricia on September 18, 2017 at 4:50pm

Certainly shows the extent of the fires!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 18, 2017 at 3:55pm

Yes, Patricia, the smoke you breathed in is now irritating the noses of the French!

 

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