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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

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

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

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

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

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

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

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

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Loren Miller on February 27, 2015 at 12:47pm

True to a degree, Spud, though I think Spock found a way to integrate his emotions into his Vulcan heritage.  Worthy of note:

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end.
-- Spock, Star Trek VI, The Undiscovered Country

Vulcan or human, he was a good man.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 27, 2015 at 12:46pm

Joan, I agree with you and Carl.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 27, 2015 at 12:44pm

I quite enjoyed the logic of Spock, although I think he went too far in trying to suppress all emotion.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 12:43pm

It puzzles me that the Muslims themselves don't smite them with utter contempt for the outrageous offenses committed by IS. Carl, I am with you, this is a time for aggression - not the kind that will kill innocents and destroy antiquities. I wouldn't be the one to shoot a gun, but I am ready and willing and able to provide backup services for people with gun skills and good eyes. 

Comment by Loren Miller on February 27, 2015 at 12:40pm

I find that I am very saddened having heard of the death of Leonard Nimoy, whom many of us know better as Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer of the Starship Enterprise, who taught us more about what it is to be human than we might have first expected of such a character.  Then again, Leonard was such a warm and VERY human being that I doubt we should be much surprised.

He was a good actor and a good man ... and I for one shall miss him.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 27, 2015 at 12:20pm

Chris, I'm heartbroken watching the senseless destruction of human and cultural antiquities.  I'm a peace-loving person, but these people need to be eliminated off the face of this earth.  Their lives contain no intrinsic value, just hate, destruction and annihilation.   

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31647484

Comment by Ian Mason on February 27, 2015 at 11:59am

Nearly forgot. In Copenhagen bicycles rule. Everyone else has to keep a look-out and dodge.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 27, 2015 at 11:57am

A bit late but Happy Birthday Chris.

Just got back from Copenhagen where I've been visiting my daughter and her bloke. The young couple seem to be getting on well; they laugh a lot together, which is a good sign. They've got a nice flat, near the city centre but with an expanse of green to one side too. We did eating and chatting, very relaxed and pleasant. Thursday I took myself off to "Arken" and then to a Kraftwerk concert. A lovely couple of days.

http://uk.arken.dk/

Comment by Randall Smith on February 27, 2015 at 7:41am

I saw that on the news and couldn't watch it. Sickening. It makes me more of a misanthrope than ever.

Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2015 at 12:58am

I get so angry at IS for what they're doing in Nineveh! I know they hate people, and science, and freedom - and now they're destroying the antique monuments. Thanks to religion.

https://www.google.nl/search?q=ninive&biw=1559&bih=753&...

 

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