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  1. Melodi

    SOFT NEWS Little Girl's reaction to Mom's "motivational" story is something to think about

    I am posting this as soft news both as comic relief which everyone needs but also because when you really think about the implications of what this three-year-old girl does when Mom makes up a story on the spur of the moment to try and get her to clean up her toys is really very interesting in...
  2. MinnesotaSmith

    RACE "Who is a Jew?" answered? Israel now using DNA to decide who is a Jew

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-rabbinate-accused-of-using-dna-testing-to-prove-jewishness-1.6902132 Israeli Rabbinate Accused of Using DNA Testing to Prove Jewishness 'It is really terrifying thinking where this could lead,' advocate warns. 'Judaism is not about race and...
  3. Scarletbreasted

    REL GENRL From a Canadian friend who received it from another friend!

    HI TO ALL OUR AMERICAN FRIENDS THIS EMAIL WAS SENT TO US FROM AN AMERICAN FRIEND, AND I THOUGHT IT INTERESTING......BECAUSE ULTIMATELY WHAT HAPPENS IN USA.....ALSO AFFECTS WE CANADIANS. I HOPE I HAVEN'T OFFENDED ANY ONE, BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL OF YOU......AS I AM LOOKING IN FROM THE OTHER...
  4. MinnesotaSmith

    REL GENRL Bismarck Catholic Bishop tells Catholics to get away from the Boy Scouts

    http://bismarckdiocese.com/news/letter-from-bishop-decision-on-boy-scouts-of-america Letter from Bishop: Decision on Boy Scouts of America August 3, 2015 "Dear Faithful Catholics of the Diocese of Bismarck, Much has happened during the course of the last few weeks...
  5. Dennis Olson

    ADMIN Atheists and religious threads

    I wanted to take a moment to talk to those of you who are atheists, and who wish to participate in religious threads. In general, I don't mind if you participate in them. However, since most of you can only make disparaging remarks about people of faith and denigrate their beliefs, I have to...
  6. Melodi

    REL GENRL The Happy Summer Solstice Tread - to wish everyone a happy Mid-Summer

    Tonight is a day when Pagans and non-Pagans alike celebrate Mid-Summer's Eve, although a lot of folks will probably do most of their celebrating tomorrow since it is Saturday and the actual Solstice moment tends to vary from year to year. In Sweden, almost everyone will be up all night dancing...
  7. Melodi

    REL GENRL Happy Beltane - the nice and happy thread where we wish our friends a joyful holiday

    Happy Beltane Even, May Eve, Walpurgis Night or whatever your tradition calls it - in much of Northern Europe this holiday evening was celebrated with huge fires, livestock were run beside or between them for fertility and couples pledged to marry or became in engaged. A lot of bonfires were...
  8. Melodi

    REL GENRL Happy Ostara 2.0 (or if you can't be polite please don't post on this thread)

    Greetings fellow travelers! Since our first thread got thrown into Take it Outside; this for attempting to wish each other a happy day dedicated to Spring, Flowers, Fertility, Fluffy Bunnies (and probably a cute kitten or two) I thought I'd give this another try. My rant about the first thread...
  9. U

    GOV/MIL China to ban reincarnation in Tibet without govt permission.

    MSNBC: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/08/22/china-bans-reincarnation-_n_61444.html# In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration...
  10. T

    REL GENRL Interview With A Vampire

    
Hello, my name is Jack Van Helsinging. I am a reporter. My name may sound strangely familiar to you, as it bears a striking similarity to that of the infamous Van Helsing, the vampire killer. I can assure you that we share nothing in common when it comes to life callings, but we do share one...
  11. Mudkip

    Barack Obama, Pro-Life Hero - study included

    ESSAYOctober 22, 2012Barack Obama, Pro-Life Hero. Yes, really. LINK | http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/sexandgender/6501/barack_obama,_pro-life_hero --Read at own risk, it's a typical liberal article.-- Eric C. Miller is a lecturer in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences...
  12. Magdalen

    POL Obamacare Health Mandate has gone into effect for businesses, Wednesday, 1 August 2012

    Lest we forget amidst all the other brew-ha-ha that swirls around us, the Obamacare health mandate went into effect yesterday, Wednesday, 1 August 2012. Employers are now required, at the next renewal date of their company’s health insurance policy, to provide insurance which includes coverage...
  13. J

    INTL 'Islamization' of Paris a Warning to the West

    Really need to visit the site for this one because the video explains it all visually, view in full screen resolution is good. Fair use see more here
  14. Volleyball Granny

    REL GENRL PREP: Living in the End Times--and What That Means to Christians Today

    This is really a blog...my words, from notes of recent sermons, and my thoughts--how those sermons struck me (at my particular level of Christian maturity). Living in the End Times—and What That Means to Christians Today My background is Fundamentalist Christian. For all my life, I have...
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