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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 sk8eycat on May 8, 2013 at 10:19pm

Hi, guys. Sorry I haven't been around lately, but I've been having another case of the glooms; not only do I have a terminally ill kitteh, but we've had house repair problems...last week we had to have major surgery on the drain system, and once that mess was cleaned up, the refrigerator/freezer quit.  Everything is fixed now, but I'm out about halff my meager savings.  so I have been spending computer time looking at some of my favorite contemporary artists to cheer me up.  I'll be posting a few samples so you can see why I love them. 

First, Stewart Moskowitz: Moskowitz - ENDANGERED SPECIES

Stewart Moskowitz - THE CORPORATION Penguins

Moskowitz - AQUARIUM - Vintage Art Print

I have prints of the last two; bought more than 20 years ago. The Penguin pyramid is titled "The Corporation"...appropriate, eh?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 8, 2013 at 9:56pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 8, 2013 at 9:55pm

A box o' cats.  What more could you ask for? 

Good evening, Everyone.

Melinda, you sound like one very happy camper.  Sounds like you're going to have a great summer.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 8, 2013 at 5:25pm

I like the spa kitty Steph, and the box full of kitties is great Melinda.

Comment by booklover on May 8, 2013 at 4:57pm

Cute kitties Steph!

Ruth, love the gif!

My daughter is home for the summer, so I'm one happy Momma!  She went to my GP today and established herself as a patient, and my doctor helped her right away!  She gave her a new med to start.  My daughter got her hair done, a few new clothes with gift-certs she had, and goes to her new summer job tomorrow at a home-improvement store.  She seems more like her old-self.  We went out for dinner last night, and she came home and slept 12-hours!  Probably relief knowing someone else will be in charge for a while, and she can do what she needs to do without trying to be "grown-up" also.  Clean house, full cupboards, someone to do her bidding... LOL.  She and my Son are going to see a movie tonight.  I love that they get to do something together! :)~ Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on May 8, 2013 at 4:46pm

Comment by Steph S. on May 8, 2013 at 9:58am

Oh I love that cat GIF Ruth! So funny.

I hope everyone is doing good today.

Comment by Steph S. on May 8, 2013 at 9:57am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 7, 2013 at 11:55pm

Great Lennon Quote, Ian. Love the LOL too. The cat's expression is priceless.

Booklover, your cat in the wall gave me a chuckle.

Thanks everyone for sharing. It's been long day and my brain is saying, "Good night". The rest of me better rush to bed ASAP.

Hugs.

Comment by Steph S. on May 7, 2013 at 9:18pm

Joan I just watched your space tour video. Thanks for posting it.

 

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