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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

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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.

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

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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 The Flying Atheist on May 11, 2013 at 2:06pm

Comment by booklover on May 11, 2013 at 8:13am

"red dot addict"~That is hysterical Patricia! :)

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on May 11, 2013 at 4:59am


Comment by Patricia on May 11, 2013 at 1:24am

Purr-Dee loves to play chase, & will keep grabbing our ankle, our clothes, whatever until we do. He also likes to scare us by hiding around corners then jumping out suddenly.

Kiri is a red dot addict & demands to play, or she gets into trouble until we do.

Soooo funny!!!!!

Comment by Plinius on May 11, 2013 at 12:36am

I love the story of the cat who didn't want to be laughed at, Sk8eycat!  But in some cats the sense of humor is so strong you can hear then giggling aloud. Luna plays Gotcha! when I open the wardrobe; she knows cupboards are forbidden but she loves to run into the wardrobe, out the next second and then laugh at me because she is quicker.

Last generation MauMau loved a chase. First I had to say something like: "I've had enough, get into the pan, then I'll make black soup of you." Then she began to run around with the happiest face you've ever seen on a cat, giggling and calling out:"I'm quicker! You can't get me!"  All ending in big hugs. These are games they thought of themselves and I love it when they play with me.

 

Comment by Steph S. on May 10, 2013 at 6:45pm
Thank you so much for your story Felaine.
I enjoyed reading it.
Thank you Spud and Booklover!
Glad you like it!
Booklover that is so cute!
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 10, 2013 at 6:37pm

Oh, Felaine, I like your story and statement that most cats have no sense of humor.  It's interesting!

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 10, 2013 at 6:35pm

Love that funny ad Felaine.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 10, 2013 at 6:07pm

I know exactly why that cat is not speaking to anybody...he/she did some typically funny "cat thing," and got LOL'd at.

My fat black cat (long gone) used to play Ice Hockey in the kitchen; he'd come running when he heard me getting ice out of the freezer, and I'd put a cube on the floor for him to bat around.  One night the whole family came to watch the game, and Dad couldn't help himself...he laughed.  Helplessly.  The Devil immediately stopped playing, went to a corner, sat down with his back to all of us, and started washing his face.  It was like, "I don't know what you idiots are staring at; I've just been sitting here minding my own business."

Most cats have no sense of humor (but I love them anyway.)
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Speaking of humor...here's an article about a funny Craig's List ad:

http://news.yahoo.com/f-king-religious-idiots-craigslist-182010851....

Read the whole thing.  KTHXBAI

Comment by booklover on May 10, 2013 at 5:23pm

 

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