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Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz on Thursday. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

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Comment by sk8eycat on February 11, 2014 at 4:02pm

The photo was so many kb that it cut off part of what I wrote...Duncan's "lanai" is a lot longer than it looks from that angle, and he has his own cat door cut into the house wall so that he can come and go as he chooses.  One of the perches gives him a good view of the hummingbird feeder AND the gas grill.

I don't think it would work half so well if my friend's patio wasn't a semi-jungle...she has always been mad for gardening, and some of those hanging plants have been there for more than 30 years...through drought, earthquake(s), everything. 

I could not do that, and the two cats we have now are afraid of the outdoors, anyway. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 11, 2014 at 3:54pm

Funny FA!   But personally, I never bitch about the heat, only about the cold.  I so much want to move to a warmer climate.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 11, 2014 at 3:53pm

I like that idea Felaine.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 11, 2014 at 3:46pm

A friend of mine has an all chain link covered outdoor "lanai" for her cat, with built-in wooden perches, a renewable pot of "cat grass," and litter box.  The cat has his own cat door cut in a wall of the house; the sides are 3 times as long as the width you see here, and he does spend a lot of time here.  , and there's a people-gate at the opposite end.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2014 at 3:43pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 11, 2014 at 2:39pm

Suicide bombers blowing-up is worth a smile Ian.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 11, 2014 at 12:28pm

I like the enclosed outdoor walkway as well! Some of the ideas reminded me of "The Cats' House" in California, and one in Japan.

Have a great trip, Ian!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2014 at 12:27pm

In this weather, I wouldn't mind having a bed attached to a radiator.  The perfect compliment to my flannel sheets. 

Ian, that sounds like a wonderful trip.  The history!  There must be something interesting to see everywhere you look.  (I imagine Jerusalem must be filled with hoards of religiously fanatical tourists as well.)  You sure know how to plan a holiday.  I'm glad you're able to travel and explore. 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 10, 2014 at 10:48pm

Latest news item: In Iraq, a suicide-bombing trainer has blown himself and 20 trainees up by mistake. I smiled when I read that.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 10, 2014 at 10:46pm

Hello folks. Hope all are well.

I'm fed up with rain too so I cheered myself up by booking a holiday. End of March/beginning of April so  I have to wait for a while but then a week in Jerusalem. No, I haven't been converted to something but I like history and/or nature on my hols and there's both in that part of the world.

 

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