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Betty Bowers Reviews "When Christians Break Bad" by Bonnie Weinstein

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 17. 5 Replies

This is new!  Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, reading a book other than the bible???  True enough!  Seems as though some shiksa by the name of Bonnie Weinstein has recently penned a tome with the title: When Christians Break Bad: Letters…Continue

Tags: MRFF, When Christians Break Bad, Military Religious Freedom Foundation, Bonnie Weinstein, America's Best Christian

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 30. 42 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

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 13. 9 Replies

Hilarious Must Read Letter To The Citizens Of The United States Of America From Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Published by BhaviniA MESSAGE FROM THE QUEENTo all the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen…Continue

Consumers do not see this coming

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Meri Weathers Jul 11. 5 Replies

GRAIN & FOOD PRICES TO SOAR! China Trade, Farmers, Weather, and GSMWhat can I do to be more self-sufficient? 1. grow more of my food,2. eat lower on the food chain,3. find simple, less expensive pleasures, 4. build support community, 5. prepare…Continue

Tags: community, farmers, poverty

Evangelicals Breaking Up with Jesus (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 28. 10 Replies

Has evangelical Christianity lost sight of Christ?  Seems to me that there are a whole lot of evangelical Christians who are presuming to represent Jesus by not representing him or misrepresenting him or – let's be honest here – talking out of their…Continue

Tags: Franklin, Graham, Trump, Jesus, America's Best Christian

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 27. 15 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

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Comment by Patricia on February 14, 2019 at 6:24pm

Yes, Joan, we leave Tuesday on the health bus for Prince George. Pre-op Wednesday, & then we'll just stay there until surgery the 25th. No point coming home on the 21st, to turn around & go back on the 23rd....which is how the bus runs.

I'll have my Chromebook with me so can still be online until I'm in hospital.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2019 at 6:19pm

Patricia, it won't be long now! Just in time for your spring outings riding to the stores for some socializing and shopping. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2019 at 6:12pm

Ian, I can only imagine how the wind must be a great challenge. Here is the Earth Wind Map. For those who do not know how to use it, see the tutorial. 

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthograph...

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2019 at 5:10pm

Randy, I suspect you will be working all the while you are there and will feel like a vacation when you get home. Happy and safe travels. I would like to learn your assessment of the damage. How are government programs helping in doing the cleanup, assistance to those in need, and what the prospects are for sea rise for that area?

Comment by Patricia on February 14, 2019 at 1:27pm

Have a good one Randall. By the time you get back, I should have my new hip.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 14, 2019 at 9:59am

Enjoy yourself, Randall.

Joan, winter in Denmark is mild, grey and dull. The worst part is the continuous wind.

Comment by Plinius on February 14, 2019 at 7:41am

Have a good time, Randall!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 14, 2019 at 7:25am

If you don't hear from me in the next 2  weeks, don't fret. (Ha) I'll be in sunny (hopefully) Florida checking out the damage and rebuilding of Mexico Beach (from Hurricane Michael last Oct.).

Hold down the fort.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 13, 2019 at 9:58pm

Hi Ian! Are you surviving this STRANGE winter? This year is like nothing I have experienced. The wind patterns change and predictors don't seem to have any more wisdom than the caterpillars that the oldtimers relied upon. 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2019 at 9:22pm

It's always a pleasure when you pop up,Joan. You're a splendid source of common sense and an inspiration.

 

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