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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud 1 hour ago. 59 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

Forest Fire

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jul 21. 14 Replies

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change.org

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be…Continue

Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

Tags: abuse, animal, puppy mills, Henry, The Thinking Atheist

Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

Tags: petition, anti-blasphemy laws, UN, United Nations

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Comment by Steph S. on December 8, 2013 at 5:05pm

Yes Mindy - no going to church here!!

Comment by booklover on December 8, 2013 at 8:53am

Ruth, technically Northern Illinois is the Midwest, but it's so far away from Southern Illinois, it's totally different weather sometimes!  The people in Southern Illinois even have a little bit of a Southern accent!

Felaine, I totally agree with your whole post!

Have a relaxing Sunday not going to church everyone! ;)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 8, 2013 at 2:30am

Eric Idle wrote a special version of his "Galaxy" song to demonstrate the wonders of life and evolution. (I love him!)

http://io9.com/5971938/eric-idle-rewrites-monty-pythons-galaxy-song...

Comment by sk8eycat on December 8, 2013 at 2:20am

One of the most comforting and liberating events in my life was when I finally realized how tiny and insignificant our planet is, and I am, when compared to the entire universe.  Earth is significant to those of us who live here, and we need to take care of it, but thinking we are the center of all creation is totally beyond ignorant and arrogant.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 7, 2013 at 11:12pm

sk8eycat, your comment and video merit mindfulness: 

"If You thought you knew what "big" meant, wait till you watch this video with sound.!!"
Comment by Steph S. on December 7, 2013 at 9:54pm

Booklover and Joan - love your photos and sharing with us.

Hope everyone has a good weekend

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 7, 2013 at 9:40pm

Thanks, Patricia. The Google map part is neat, jumping to show you the destination. My husband and I loved your Parachute Club, Nativity Scene, and apple juice/urine cup jokes. It’s good to hear that you are sleeping. The information about delta & theta brain waves put to sound is interesting.

Booklover, great quote! I went back to Facebook recently too. I’d resigned many months ago and thought my account was inactive. But apparently it had been active all along despite my intent, with cross-posts from “likes” I’d done elsewhere.

Aren't you glad you don't live in the US Midwest?

Comment by booklover on December 7, 2013 at 5:58pm
Hi Carl! No, we just went to see "Delivery Man" with Vince Vaughn. (Ironic name, lol). Just wanted a feel- good, light movie. It was cute, but I'd wait for it to come out on DVD. Then we went to TARGET! Of course I bought too much, and I am anti- consumerism! It was for my daughter though!!!! :)now we are relaxing. Keep warm!!!!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 7, 2013 at 2:10pm
Love it, Mindy! Nothing like some good blasphemous cussing. Enjoy the movie. Did you go see the new Noah's Ark movie?

Joan, thanks for sharing your photos.
Comment by booklover on December 7, 2013 at 10:41am

 

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