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Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

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Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

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So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

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Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

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Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 3:15pm
Patricia, you make good sense. You have done all that can be done. The rest is up to Isabel and her family. Please do keep us informed.
Comment by Patricia on July 6, 2013 at 3:03pm

Yes, I realize that Joan, & I try to not let it get me too much by doing my usual things & not obsessing with the search. I'm only doing what I can from my distance & hopefully the rest is up to her family. My husband said to get in touch with the Alberta RCMP so I'm mulling over writing a letter to them. I hate phones as I tend to get tongue-tied & forget what I want to say.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 2:43pm
Sorry, I tried to delete my duplicate message, to no avail.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 2:30pm

Patricia, I am so sorry for the stress you feel for your friend. The only thing I can think of is to keep making contact with her family members, even if they do not respond.
May I be so bold as to suggest that being frantic helps no one, especially you. Do you have some stress management techniques to help you feel less stressed?  

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 6, 2013 at 2:25pm
"I regret my abortion" sign carried by man. I am sure he feels pain at the prospects of ending a life. Most women do too, especially if they have to make decisions based on tough choices. Perhaps his sorrow will help him to take control of his reproductive life so no other abortion choice needs to be made because of him. He can be an influence on other men who may take sexuality as their entitlement without regard for the consequences. Sexually active men and women must take responsibility and stop blaming women.
Comment by Patricia on July 6, 2013 at 2:25pm

No answers Chris, & beginning to get a bit frantic.

Comment by Plinius on July 6, 2013 at 2:11pm

Still no answers?! I hope for a happy meeting for you!

Comment by Patricia on July 6, 2013 at 1:29pm

I'm here too, just trying to find resources to locate Isabel. 3 weeks tomorrow since I've heard from her. No answers from any of her kids, & now her sister isn't answering either.....which leads me to believe they're away from their computers & hopefully all out looking. I went to the RCMP for some advice & they can't do anything outside of their jurisdiction but advised me to somehow go through Alberta or  Britain. I just feel out of my depth here.......

Comment by Ian Mason on July 6, 2013 at 1:13pm

Hi Mindy. I'm here but this is my working weekend so not much happening. Happy splashing at your Mum's :)

Comment by booklover on July 6, 2013 at 9:14am

Where are all the friends? :)  My daughter and I are going swimming today at my Mom's condo with my sister, my niece, and my nephew!

 

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