Sunday School

Sunday School 18th April 2021

This topic contains 11 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  onyangomakagutu 3 weeks, 1 day ago.

Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #37164

    The Christian right is racking up huge victories in the Supreme Court and putting “religious liberty” on a winning streak.

    It is not just white liberals that are leaving religion. Women too are seeing the oppression for what is it. The same is happening in Russia.

    Liberty University is suing Jerry Falwell for millions in damages.

    In order to ensure fairness for young and pubescent women in sport, Florida is to set up teams of genital inspectors.

    World of Woo:  Weight loss without diet or exercise?

    Environment: Big Meat, like Big Oil are spending millions on blocking climate action.

    Vaccine refusal will cost everybody in the long run.

    Having broken free from religious indoctrination, a professor of Theology finds happiness and the joys of life for the first time as an atheist. Why do humans find it so hard to let go of false beliefs?

    How did the early Christians compete with the local magicians?

    Why blasphemy is a capital offense in some Muslim countries.

    How new discoveries in west Africa could rewrite pre-history and for the first time, researchers have obtained the nuclear DNA of archaic humans from cave sediments. A consideration of the bioethics of the first human-monkey hybrid.

    How Radio Astronomy reveals the Universe.

    The “mainstream media” share some of the blame for spreading misinformation.

    Long Reads: The genetic mistakes that could shape of species.  Coping with death without gods.  ‘Being trans is not something you put on and take off. It’s part of who you are’

    This week I will order this book: Models of the Mind.

    Some photographs taken last week.

    While you are waiting for the kettle to boil……

    Coffee Break Video:  TIME magazine cover – Climate is Everything. TedTalk: Say your truths and seek them in others. Food, Climate and Pandemic Risk – a podcast with Sam Harris. Gardening With Nietzsche. A song about lockdown – Easy Sleazy.

     

    #37166

    Have a great week everyone!

    #37167

    onyangomakagutu
    Participant

    and why would anyone want to lose 50 lbs in 28 days? where is the hurry?

    thanks Reg and have a good week

    #37169

    @onyangomakagutu – The hurry?? Hey people need to be beach ready  for summer 🙂

    You are very welcome. Good to hear from you.

     

    #37170

    Strega
    Moderator

    Thanks, Reg!

    #37171

    Davis
    Moderator

    and why would anyone want to lose 50 lbs in 28 days? where is the hurry?

    I literally lost more than 27kg in six weeks when I developed kidney problems (60 pounds or 5 stone). It horrified the shit out of my friends who didn’t see in between  the before-and-after phase. Want to know the secret? I promise you it doesn’t involve any magic, woo or complicated diet skills. Simply: develop hypertension and renal problems, vomit out most of what you eat and lose almost all your appetite. Sit in a bed with negative energy for weeks, have a tube stuck through your neck and have your blood filtered through a machine. Bonus part: leave the hospital and never see a single bill, do any paperwork or have to worry about premiums, pre-existing conditions, supplementary costs or bill-shock. So yeah…if you live in a socialist country you can do all of this weight loss for free 🙂

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 2 days ago by  Davis.
    #37177

    27kg in six weeks. Yikes, that has to be considered a “life changing” event. I know someone that recently shed about 35KG in 3 months after a double heart attack. He has followed all the medical advice and is living a normal life now. In fact he is healthier looking each time I see him. Regular walks and healthy diet. His hospital bill was a little more than yours as he paid for movies on demand in his private room. Damn those socialists and their “equality agenda”.

     

    #37180

    Davis
    Moderator

    Yeah I was insanely lucky not to need transplants. Was off work for over a year. That communist Spanish government covered my sick leave for just over a year until I was able to work again. Can you imagine being taken care of so you can recover faster without stressing over finances/rent/non-rest? That sounds like an absolutely ghastly attack on freedom doesn’t it?

    #37191

    Autumn
    Participant

    and why would anyone want to lose 50 lbs in 28 days? where is the hurry?

    I literally lost more than 27kg in six weeks when I developed kidney problems (60 pounds or 5 stone). It horrified the shit out of my friends who didn’t see in between the before-and-after phase. Want to know the secret? I promise you it doesn’t involve any magic, woo or complicated diet skills. Simply: develop hypertension and renal problems, vomit out most of what you eat and lose almost all your appetite. Sit in a bed with negative energy for weeks, have a tube stuck through your neck and have your blood filtered through a machine. Bonus part: leave the hospital and never see a single bill, do any paperwork or have to worry about premiums, pre-existing conditions, supplementary costs or bill-shock. So yeah…if you live in a socialist country you can do all of this weight loss for free 🙂

    I have been working on physical fitness and weight loss. From where I started, 30kg was about what I wanted to lose. No one offered me this plan. I do like tubes, but the rest doesn’t sound like much fun.

    Just as well though. While hospitals are usually the funnest places on Earth, I’ve been trying to avoid them what with Covid and all (though I didn’t have much luck at the start of the pandemic).

    #37192

    Autumn
    Participant

    Vaccine refusal will cost everybody in the long run.

    I am curious what the vaccination rates will be region to region once everyone who wants to be vaccinated and can be vaccinated has been vaccinated. It seems very few should have medical restrictions prohibiting them from vaccination.

    What is bothersome about so many issues we make as individuals is that the impacts of our decisions can’t just stay with us. If it were just about the cost of someone getting sick or the economic losses if they are taken from the work force, I wouldn’t care. If it were just about someone taking on personal risk, I wouldn’t care. But vaccine efficacy is a numbers game. Not everyone will be able to be vaccinated. Not everyone who is vaccinated will be perfectly immune, and spending time in the hospital uses resources that are more limited than money.

    Time will tell.

    #37194

    onyangomakagutu
    Participant

    @onyangomakagutu – The hurry?? Hey people need to be beach ready for summer 🙂 You are very welcome. Good to hear from you.

    I forget. We have ambient weather all year round so we need to be in shape almost all year.

    #37195

    onyangomakagutu
    Participant

    and why would anyone want to lose 50 lbs in 28 days? where is the hurry?

    I literally lost more than 27kg in six weeks when I developed kidney problems (60 pounds or 5 stone). It horrified the shit out of my friends who didn’t see in between the before-and-after phase. Want to know the secret? I promise you it doesn’t involve any magic, woo or complicated diet skills. Simply: develop hypertension and renal problems, vomit out most of what you eat and lose almost all your appetite. Sit in a bed with negative energy for weeks, have a tube stuck through your neck and have your blood filtered through a machine. Bonus part: leave the hospital and never see a single bill, do any paperwork or have to worry about premiums, pre-existing conditions, supplementary costs or bill-shock. So yeah…if you live in a socialist country you can do all of this weight loss for free 🙂

    Did you gain some of it back or most of it?

Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.