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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 Apr 11. 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 sk8eycat on September 30, 2012 at 1:15am

Comment by sk8eycat on September 30, 2012 at 1:08am

Reminder: Sunday, Sept. 30 is INTERNATIONAL BLASPHEMY DAY!

What I would LOVE to do is picket a catholic church with a placard showing a grossly bloody crucifix superimposed on a communion wafer, with this caption: "Are you REALLY going to EAT that?"

Comment by Ian Mason on September 30, 2012 at 12:48am

Welcome, Stlcharliebrown.

So many beautiful things in the world. It's a wonderful life.

Comment by Steph S. on September 29, 2012 at 11:42pm

Tony lovely tree - how beautiful.

Love the Painted Bunting Grinning Cat.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2012 at 11:22pm

Good question, my first response is Transactional Analysis. According to The Free Dictionary: 


T/A

 Turnaround

T/A  Trading As
T/A  Time/Attendance
T/A  Traffic Analysis
T/A  Trans America
T/A  Tonsils/Adenoids
T/A  Training/Allowance
T/A  Team Assistance
T/A  Traction/Advantage (BF Goodrich)
T/A  Table of Allowance
T/A  Tie Fighter Advanced (Star Wars)
T/A  Tonsillectomy with/without Adenoidectomy

T/A

 Tons per Annum

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 29, 2012 at 11:03pm

And here's black and purple funeral bunting....

(Sorry.  Couldn't resist.)

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 29, 2012 at 10:13pm

Thanks, Tony!

Another in a series of "not photoshopped" sights, and which more directly ignores our tradition of cute kitties: the painted bunting.

(photo by Dan Pancamo on Wikimedia Commons, from flickr)

Comment by Lillie on September 29, 2012 at 5:05pm

Australia has the most amazing things.

Comment by booklover on September 29, 2012 at 12:08pm

Welcome Stlcharliebrown!

Tony, cool trees!  They look like someone poured paint down them!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 29, 2012 at 11:46am

Good morning. Never heard of a rainbow eucalyptus tree until reading up on koalas and got off on a tangent about eucalyptus, and found them.

Really interesting.

 

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