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Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

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Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

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losing faith (TheraminTrees)

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TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on November 1, 2012 at 1:08am

Grumpy told me that it was just a "sympathy feel."  Paranoid S.O.B.

Speaking of paranoid, I grieve for the way Trick-or-Treat used to be when I was a child (in the late 1940s)...most of the treats were homemade, better than all those mini-candy bars, and there were NO questions about safety.  I don't think there are any weirdos "out there" adulterating the treats now, but it's like the airport TSA paranoia... better paranoid than sorry.

I hates it, Baggins.  I hates it..

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 1, 2012 at 12:09am

Sk8eycat, I don't mind if you cop a feel. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 1, 2012 at 12:05am

I went to the Halloween parade this evening here in Chicago and then for Mexican food afterward, so I missed the trick-or-treaters by my house (if there were any.)  There have been very few in past years.  Although all the kids and parents were out visiting the local store-fronts up and down the main street were I live.  That seems to be the new tradition these days....skip the house by house and door to door and instead get candy from reliable commercial businesses, not from some legitimately scary neighbors.  It also saves a lot of hustle up and down stairs and waiting for a doorbell to be answered.  **sigh** 

Comment by sk8eycat on October 31, 2012 at 11:33pm

There are very few children living in our neighborhood anymore.  Instead, parents with humongous SUVs drive huge groups in from who-knows-where, and my attitude is that if they can afford the gasoline for that kind of thing, they can afford to buy their own candy, and host their own party.  Or donate to the Red Cross.

Not only am I feeling bats tonight, I'm feeling Grumpy...and he doesn't like it!

Heh!

Comment by sk8eycat on October 31, 2012 at 11:25pm

Thanks for the bats...that's how I've been feeling the past coupla days...bats.

Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 10:19pm

Lots of kids trick-or-treating today. Did everyone get a bunch of trick-or-treaters?

Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:58pm

Flying Atheist those are great!! Thanks very much for the Wonder Woman picture - it was funny.

Love the Halloween pictures Flying Atheist.

My favorite character on Star Trek - Mr. Spock! And a black cat! I've always loved that picture - thank you so much sk8eycat.

Booklover that scary cat is great. Thanks! Always love coming here.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 31, 2012 at 12:15pm

Black Cats Are Logical

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 31, 2012 at 11:22am

Steph, this one's for you.  Happy Halloween.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 31, 2012 at 8:37am

 

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