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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover on Monday. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara on Saturday. 7 Replies

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

Tags: poem

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

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

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.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

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

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by booklover on March 16, 2012 at 2:51pm

sk8eycat, Love Animal Planet!  We were in Las Vegas this past week with our kids 17 & 20 and they wanted to go to the Shark Exhibit in (I forgot which hotel), and the exhibit was all about how humans have over-killed the animals that are killers in the ocean such as sharks and there was a sign talking about do you think humans are a  (damn, I'm losing my words, I swear), but like a scourge on the earth instead of part of the natural flow of things because we are the only species who lives on all continents in all conditions and ruin the natural order of things.  Like a cancer on a healthy cell!  I'm sure fundies at that exhibit were horrified by the thought!  I think it's true.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 1:11pm

@Chris Dodds: MSNBC?

I was glued to that this past week....I can't believe That R-money, InSanitorum, and Gingrinch are the best the GOP can dig up.  Even Raygun was smarter than the three of them put together, and he was showing signs of Alzheimer's as early as 1980.

I enjoy Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton very much.

And there's always Animal Planet...

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 16, 2012 at 11:45am

"intellectually stimulating television programming"

…rhymes with, "Hit Florence" and starts with a "B".

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 16, 2012 at 11:39am

Comment by Chris Dodds on March 16, 2012 at 11:30am

Can anyone tell me where I can find some intellectually stimulating television programming?  The most stimulating programming I've seen recently is Jerry Springer.

Comment by Mike Sherman on March 12, 2012 at 6:00pm

It's nice to know that there are like minded intelligent people here. I'm really luck to have found this forum.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 12, 2012 at 7:10am

I would have to join  Atheist Ailurophiles to post there. While I may be a gif geek, I'm not exactly cat people...

It would be living a lie….

Comment by Natalie A Sera on March 12, 2012 at 12:53am

Richard, you need to be posting that cat stuff on Atheist Ailurophiles. LOTS of people there would enjoy it! :-)

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 11, 2012 at 8:10pm

And one for the cat people...

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 11, 2012 at 7:44pm

 

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