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The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

And so they have, in a big way, since Lincoln did his thing 150 years ago.  This business hasn't escaped the attention of American's Best Christian, either, and Ms. Bowers has no problem in holding forth with observations of her own about this…Continue

Tags: south, GOP, Republican, Betty Bowers

Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

Trying to keep your head above water financially as a philosopher must have been hard for Rene Descartes.  Got to make ends meet SOMEHOW, so...!Continue

Tags: Descartes

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 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

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Comment by Steph S. on November 22, 2012 at 9:33am
Melinda I'm happy to hear you are having fun with your family!
I'm thankful to have you all too!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment by booklover on November 22, 2012 at 7:29am

Thanks Joan.:)  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  I'm thankful for all of my Atheist Nexus friends!~ Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2012 at 6:00pm

That is really good news, Melinda, and many more to come. 

Comment by booklover on November 21, 2012 at 4:56pm

My daughter and I had a good day together.  Happy early Thanksgiving! :)

Comment by Steph S. on November 21, 2012 at 3:54pm

Melinda - that is so awesome!

Love the turkey cat.

Very cute.

Comment by Steph S. on November 21, 2012 at 3:54pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 21, 2012 at 1:38pm

Melinda, impatient cat is a real treasure. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 21, 2012 at 9:13am

Patricia, funny hair story.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 21, 2012 at 9:07am

Until I looked-up the lyrics, I thought she was saying "It's only 3 instead of five", which didn't make any sense.  But she really says "It's only 3 inches wide."

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 21, 2012 at 8:57am

Thanks Grinning Cat.  At first I didn't care for that video, but the beautiful song kept me watching.  At the second viewing, it had me.  Love it!

 

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