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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2012 at 2:52pm

Speaking of pugs (or whatever this is)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2012 at 2:49pm

Ian, WHERE did you find that pug video?  I'd love to send it (or a link) to one of my doctors...he's a pug fan.  Actually he's totally silly about pugs.

Thanks for posting that!  It drowned out my sister's daily whining on the phone with her Witless friends.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2012 at 2:45pm

Joseph, I read the article and all the comments.  Ew.  People scare me!  The believers are outnumbering the more rational commentators, and their posts are getting many more "plus" votes.  I added my 2-cents worth, but I know we're a minority.

Local floods are entirely possible/probable, but we all know there's not enough water and/or ice to cover the entire planet to a depth of 5 miles. 

I keep thinking of 8 people sealed inside a box with thousands of animals eating and defecating, and no way to clean the mess out.  I used to "work" at a very elegant cats-only boarding "hotel," and we spent most of our time scooping, scrubbing, vacuuming...plus we had a state-of-the-art A/C and ventilation system.  The very last thing we wanted was for clients to come in the door and get a whiff of ammonia.  The "hotel" was one huge room, with each cat separated from the others by 5 ft or more, and the maximum number of "guests" was 35....  (I loved the place!)

The entire "ark" story is just incompossible, and the adults who still believe it frighten me.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 11, 2012 at 1:56pm

Comment by Joseph Corder on December 11, 2012 at 1:02pm

sk8eycat,  The great flood has a new twist, (I don't agree) that the great flood was caused by the melting of ICE!!  Check out the story on khq.com (Noah's Biblical Flood Actually Happened, Suggests New Evidence) this story!  I smell a RAT!  The article and other articles are, to say the least, possibly might be christian leaning and fundamentalist in nature!!!  Smells like another pathetic attempt to mock science!!!  These guys live for B.S. !!!!!!!  Read the responses to the article and you get the feeling that we are not alone!!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 11, 2012 at 10:47am

One hell of a stag night :-)

Comment by Ian Mason on December 11, 2012 at 10:38am

Thanks for the kind words and thoughts. Yes, I have people I can rely on for support. Will also be coming here to let off steam and get cheered up. There's nothing like a LOLcat or dog for putting a smile back into life.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 11, 2012 at 9:59am

Oh, that guy making his cat look buck-toothed is quite funny Joan.

Comment by booklover on December 11, 2012 at 8:01am

Funny picture Joan. :)  Love the picture of the toys Tony!

Comment by booklover on December 11, 2012 at 7:57am

That's cool Tony!  Also cool they were held in Chicago!~ Melinda

 

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