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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

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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

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 May 22, 2013 at 9:23am

Yay to that lady that was not shy about saying she is an Atheist on national television!  I don't like Wolf Blitzer anymore. 

Joan!  I'm SO glad everything went well!!! I was thinking of you and waiting to hear. Also, that going under the ice video freaked me out!  I can't even imagine! Hugs from me!

Ian, you are very nice looking! I agree with Joan's advice about your Mum.  Glad you have family to go through this with you.

Carl, love the red dot cat! lol.

My daughter quit her summer job.  Too much pressure with her 3 online classes.  We told her it is perfectly fine with us, we just want her well and happy.  My lovely Mom put $1,000 into my daughter's checking-acct. and told her to have a fun summer! 

Happy hump-day you wonderful people!~ Mindy

Comment by Steph S. on May 22, 2013 at 9:21am
Thank you for that video Tony! I'm so proud of her!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2013 at 9:15am

Did you notice her expression when she reported being an atheist? I saw pride, self-respect, disdain and even sarcasm. I know, you will say I am reading into her countenance what I want to see. Did you notice how her interviewer backed right up! 

Well, I can tell you, at Sacred Heart Hospital, a Roman Catholic hospital started by Mother Joseph in 1856, whenever a technician asked my religion I spoke proudly, confidently, competently, that I am an atheist. One time I asked the questioner if that was a rare response and she said, "No, it as a very common one!" 

Hold our heads up high, with firm voices, backbones of steel and arms of velvet, say, "I am atheist." 

No one will faint or deny you services, except they do not do abortions, and I have an empty field and no need for one, nor a desire for one. If I needed or wanted an abortion, I would not be going there. 

My aunt Melda received her nursing training there, my mother worked there for many years, and I was a candy striper there from my 16th birthday when the sisters still wore burqas. They offer excellent care, and I give them credit for that.  

Just remember, think for yourself, do what is right for you, and be so very proud!

Comment by Loren Miller on May 22, 2013 at 5:48am

Ooooo, an ATHEIST on NATIONAL TV???  Call out the National Guard!!!  Notify FEMA!!  CALL GLENN BECK!!!!!

On second thought, scratch that last! [UGH!]

Comment by sk8eycat on May 22, 2013 at 1:21am

Tony, I love that clip! "Wolf Gets Blitzed"...tee-hee. 

Did anyone read the comments below the You Tube version?  they were almost all like, "Yeah, thank the lard for sending a ghastly tornado to kill more than 50 people, destroy hundreds of homes, and wipe out utilities for thousands."

BTW, what happened to our Friendly Neighborhood here?  I don't think I like the changes....

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 22, 2013 at 12:45am

Great clip, Tony.  People need to realize that not everybody superfluously and automatically thanks god in a time of crisis.  Maybe he's learned a lesson and become a smarter man. 

Comment by Patricia on May 22, 2013 at 12:13am

Yaaaay Joan!!!

Yaaaay here too.....our exterior renos start Wednesday!!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 22, 2013 at 12:04am

          Wolf Blitzer. Open mouth, insert foot. LOL!!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 21, 2013 at 11:58pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2013 at 11:50pm

Carl, that sounds perfect! I like the idea Chimichurri Sauce works well as a marinade, and is also delicious on vegetables. Thanks

 

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