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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 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

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 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

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 25, 2013 at 6:16pm

I dunno, but I have read that a woman can get pregnant just "fooling around" without actual penetration.

They may not have had turkey basters 2000 years ago...not even turkeys till Europeans invaded North America...just Turks.  Heh!  But Egyptian and Greek physicians knew how to use different types of hollow reeds to inject liquids into various bodily orifices.

I have also read speculations that Julius Caesar's "seizures" were caused by hypoglycemia, not epilepsy. He had an Egyptian doctor who traveled with him...after his affair with Cleopatra began....to make him eat the right foods, and drink fruit juice twice a day.  Caesar was not much interested in food, and would work for hours without eating....till he collapsed. The doctor would slip a reed down Caesar's esophagus, and dribble diluted honey or something down the reed till he regained consciousness.

The so-called "ancients" knew a lot more than we give them credit for.  After the Roman Catholic church took over the western world, a great deal of that knowledge was lost, or forbidden as "heathen."

(What IS that bumper sticker that says something about "Once religion ruled the world; it was called 'The Dark Ages.' "  Did I get it right?)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 25, 2013 at 4:14pm

When I'm arguing that Jesus was/is a myth, I often compare him to William Tell.  You'd be surprised at how many people don't know that WT is fictional.  I sometimes toss in Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill, too....

About Divergent Mary...maybe the Holey Ghost used a turkey baster???? 

Comment by Plinius on December 25, 2013 at 12:40pm

I compared their god to Little Red Ridinghood once. Was a rather nice way to end a ´friendship´.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 25, 2013 at 11:38am

Sorry to hear about your electricity problem sk8eycat. I'm glad yo got it back on.

Funniest Virgin Mary ever, Flying Atheist. I read recently that 1% of US pregnancies are claimed by the mother to be virgin births.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 25, 2013 at 11:34am

Good one, booklover!!!!!

Comment by Steph S. on December 25, 2013 at 11:09am

I agree with your pic about christians and their bible booklover.

That is so true.

Hope everyone is having a good day with their families.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2013 at 11:40pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2013 at 11:38pm

Sk8eycat, I'm glad you were able to get your power turned back on.  Several years ago when I was laid off from work and collecting unemployment insurance, I had to resort to the same type of actions, trying to seek out governmental assistance just for basic necessities.  Been there, done that.  Yes, it's humiliating.  But I'm so glad those safety nets were in place when they were desperately needed. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 24, 2013 at 10:37pm

That's horrible, Felaine. Seems that the spirit of Scrooge is alive and well.

Love the interactive card. Thanks.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 24, 2013 at 7:55pm

Oh, Joan!  "Lets Dance" had me sitting here with happy tears in my eyes.

Thank you SO very much!  I really needed that after all the trauma and red tape of the last two days. (Burbank DWP shut off our electricity yesterday morning because I couldn't pay the bill, and I spent the rest of the day going from one aid association to another collecting vouchers to get the power turned back on.  It was humiliating.)

So I'm going to watch that video some more...and the full length one of Patrick Swayze.  He looked, and moved, so much like one of my skating partners from HOI 1968...so secksy!  And talented. (I'm still in touch with Johnny...my ex-partner...he went from skating to mainframe programming...great bod, and great brain...and funny  Our "love song" is "Springtime for Hitler" from "The Producers.)

Thanks for the memories!

 

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