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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Oct 20. 15 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 17. 2 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Loren Miller on April 28, 2016 at 8:02am

Make sure you take part of that day in Athens at the Acropolis, Randall.  That is a can't-miss!

Comment by Randall Smith on April 28, 2016 at 7:10am

Thanks for the compliments (farm and "kids").

Emily is the youngest of my 3 daughters. My oldest, Valerie, is flying in from Honduras (where she lives) tonight. She'll spend the day with Emily tomorrow. Then, the next day (Sat.), the two of us will fly to Greece. After a day in Athens, we're going to Thessalonika to hike across the northern mountains, visiting national parks, monasteries, etc. We will then cross over to the island of Corfu. This is an eleven day trip sponsored by the Sierra Club. I'm very excited to do the trip, especially with my daughter.

Comment by Plinius on April 28, 2016 at 3:43am

You're in good company then!

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on April 28, 2016 at 3:09am

Don't know, I just call myself an old bat.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2016 at 3:06am

Qiana, well, whatever its origin, it sounds nice to the ear. Are you soft and strong like the description of the fabric? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2016 at 3:02am

The name has such a pretty ring to it, I was sure it was a traditional name from some unknown place. I Googled "Qiana" and found these bits of information.

"Qiana is a silky nylon fiber developed in 1962 at the DuPont Experimental Station by Stanley Brooke Speck. The fiber was named Qiana when introduced by DuPont in 1968".

Given Name QIANA

GENDER: Feminine
Meaning & History: From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
Sources and References: Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)


Comment by Qiana-Maieev on April 28, 2016 at 2:57am

Hehe, ok, I'm a chunk of fabric.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2016 at 2:36am

"I was a Christian" fits my experience. It is a keeper, Qiana-Maieev. 

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 28, 2016 at 12:53am

Qiana-Maieev, I think Ian Mason was asking about the nationality of your name. It sounds eastern european. It is a nice name. 

Comment by Plinius on April 28, 2016 at 12:47am

That is a wonderful farm, Randall!


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