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Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18, 2015.
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We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue
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Started by Patricia. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 5, 2015.
New poll shows British Columbia largely non-religiousIn April 2013, the…Continue
Hot oal meal (with dried cranberries and hickory nuts added) and an orange (half). No more o.j. Too much sugar. Coffee, of course--black. Gee, it's Saturday already. Promises to be a nice weekend, weatherwise, but it's foggy and gloomy at the moment. Anyway, stay positive.
That dog amazes me. I wonder how quickly it learned that.
I share your opinion, Spud. The erection of churches, etc., reminds me of the saying, "Fools and their money are soon parted."
It's finally warmed up--relatively speaking. I got out for a nice walk yesterday, with more today. Enjoy your lives, everyone.
I prefer natural scenery to anything man-made.
I've never seen a car that I thought was beautiful, but they are impressive for their usefulness.
I'm not impressed by most buildings, including cathedrals. When I see edifices erected by slave labor or religiously indoctrinated people, any beauty I see, or amazement I experience is overwhelmed by my sadness for the lives wasted, and disgust at those that demanded they be wasted.
The man-made things that impress me are the things that are useful. The more useful, the more impressive. I love technology.
But, I don't want technology all the time. Conversing with like-minded people is greatly to be desired, and relaxing in my garden or a forest is needed often.
I am drinking coffee right now and enjoying the company of this group.
Sounds good, Randall!
Looking through the itinerary of my upcoming Danube River trip, I see that most tours are of churches and castles, including the "Sound of Music" fairyland. Not for me. I will avoid the tours and see the sites and sounds on my own--cities and countryside--off the beaten paths.
I love your description, Felaine.
Architecture can be wonderful, and many buildings are made to impress. It doesn't really matter if it's old or new, bank building, church or train station. I love the way an architect can play with visitors's feelings.
I'd rather visit some redwoods, or a waterfall than a fancy, overblown church. My dad took me to Yosemite when I was 6 or 7 ; I didn't care much for camping in a tent, but the waterfalls were breathtaking. When I was on the road in 1959 we had a chance to grab a bus from Buffalo to Niagara Falls...that was like standing in the middle of a never-ending earthquake....scared me.But I stood at the edge of the platform and just stared at the tons of water pouring over the edge.
Sort of like this:
Patricia, did you mark that bible? Whoever, thanks a trillion! I am reposting on Facebook.
I like the bus ride through a city as well. I had done that in E. Berlin before the wall came down, and it was quite an experience
I have gone into great cathedrals and temples of ancient Greece and Turkey and Crete, as well as the usual ones in western Europe. I try to imagine the people who did the carvings and their home lives. I often asked people to show me where the builders and carvers lived and in some cases I was able to find their homes. The craftspeople were hard working, talented in their fields, dedicated, faithful in most instances. Primitive lifestyles in comparison with the edifices they created. I've also stood in grand places in Mexico and Asia.
I stood in awe of what humans can do if they have inspiration. The talents of Homo sapiens shine through the different beliefs in order to get to their supreme talents. Do you think an atheist or secularist can see beyond the usual to create the unusual?
I think so.
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