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Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara 53 seconds ago. 4 Replies

Trying to keep your head above water financially as a philosopher must have been hard for Rene Descartes.  Got to make ends meet SOMEHOW, so...!Continue

Tags: Descartes

The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

And so they have, in a big way, since Lincoln did his thing 150 years ago.  This business hasn't escaped the attention of American's Best Christian, either, and Ms. Bowers has no problem in holding forth with observations of her own about this…Continue

Tags: south, GOP, Republican, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 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

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 20, 2013 at 8:36am

Chris, I absolutely love your cat.  So beautiful.  (The flowers are pretty, too!)

Comment by booklover on April 20, 2013 at 7:20am

Comment by booklover on April 20, 2013 at 7:20am

Thanks for all the beautiful birthday wishes everyone!  Flowers, a song (with a cat!), cake!!!! :)  You all mean a lot to me too Ruth!  And Tony, I'll probably pass on the pot today, but I will be in a college town, so I'm sure it's readily available if I should change my mind... ;)  Thanks for the info on 4/20 though, very interesting. :) Have a great weekend my good Friends!!!~ Melinda

Comment by Loren Miller on April 20, 2013 at 6:53am

So ... have you had your Cyriak today?  No?  My goodness, we MUST do something about that:




There, now, don't you feel better?

Comment by Plinius on April 20, 2013 at 6:07am

I wish you a carefree year, Melinda! And here are some flowers.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 20, 2013 at 5:27am

NOW I understand how Moses "spoke" with a burning bush, FA. Also explains how he wandered around the desert for 40 years!

   5) The veil on my eyes are lifted, and verily I say unto thee, my brethren, thou shalt stone the heathen, the adulterers, the thief in the night.

   6) For it is pleasing in the sight and smell of the most high.

   7) And the burning thereof shall rise to the heavens as a sweet gift, pleasing unto the lord of hosts. And thou shalt praise his name on high forevermore as 'Dude'!!!

                             Second Book of Cheech (NIV)

                                  Chapter 3, vs 5-7

        

Comment by sk8eycat on April 20, 2013 at 4:14am

Melinda:

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 20, 2013 at 12:36am

Joan, I'm so glad you're recovering nicely.  It's great to hear "positive" stories from you and others here on Atheist/Nexus regarding cancer.

**sending you a virtual warm and friendly "heal quickly" hug.** 

No, I did not make the "Shake Your Pants" cat video.  I'm not that talented in the computer/video department.  My great talent is stealing material and passing it on.  Kinda like Milton Berle.  

Tony, this is for you........    

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2013 at 12:26am
Please excuse me, my computer is just being plain stubborn. It is slow, won't post, or posts multiple times. I guess a spring cleaning is in order. Sorry. Now, I can't delete the excesses.
Comment by Tony Carroll on April 20, 2013 at 12:04am

Melinda. Wanted to get you something for your birthday, then realized that you have more un-birthdays than birthdays, just like the rest of us. So, for all the rest of your days, may I present the following.

 

 

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