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Forest Fire

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change.org

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 16. 6 Replies

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be…Continue

Optical Illusions

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Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

Seth says himself that the following is a departure from the usual fare his YouTube channel features.  Personally, I think it's a positive and constructive move, because it demonstrates that no, we are NOT just about atheism.  We're also very much…Continue

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Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

I just ran onto this YouTube video, promoting a change.org petition aimed at amending the United Nations charter supporting the abolition of all anti-blasphemy laws. The petition referenced by the video is…Continue

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Comment by booklover on May 13, 2013 at 7:34pm
Sorry Felaine! That is wonderful to have had parents like that. My father died a few years ago and I didn't bat an eyelash. He left when I was 5, and thought he could have a relationship with my Sister and I when we were adults. He never really tried though. I do miss his parents though! They were wonderful grandparents. I love to think about them right before I drift off to sleep. It's comforting to me.
Comment by sk8eycat on May 13, 2013 at 7:18pm

I think "Space Oddity" has gone "viral;" three friends have sent it to me today.

Re: Mothers Day (and Fathers Day next month)....I'm afraid that all they do for me is remind me of how much I miss both my parents.  I wish they were still here, but young and healthy.  Sept. 8th will be my Dad's 110th birthday; I don't think he would appreciate being alive at that age.

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Comment by Steph S. on May 13, 2013 at 6:57pm

Booklover that is a cute puppy pic.

Thank you Joan for the links and the picture.

Napoleon - thanks for the pics too.

Comment by Steph S. on May 13, 2013 at 6:55pm

Thank you so much booklover. That's so nic eof you to day.

Tony - that is a wonderful video. Thanks

Comment by booklover on May 13, 2013 at 4:52pm

Comment by booklover on May 13, 2013 at 4:50pm

Joan, what a lovely post!!  I'm so happy you have such a wonderful family to care for you the way you did for them!  I didn't know you have a Mindy in your family!  In "real" life I am ALWAYS Mindy.  Nobody calls me Melinda!  In fact, my father wanted my legal name to be Mindy, but my Mom said no one would call me that in middle-age, so my legal name is Melinda, but I've always been Mindy!  I guess when I came to AN I thought I'd try-out my unused name! lol.  I am rooting for you to get rid of any nasty cancer cells.  I'll be thinking of you! Hugs to you Joan.~ Mindy! ;)

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 13, 2013 at 3:13pm

OOPPSS The Hawthorne tree does not belong in Indra's Net Album. I shall make corrections later. Now I am off to get started on chemo. 

Comment by Ian Mason on May 13, 2013 at 3:12pm

Joan, that's a beautiful paean to life and the next generation. I will cheer you on (from here, in spirit) in your project. Go blast those cells!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 13, 2013 at 3:07pm

Tony, as usual, an excellent video with so many beautiful images. Looking at Earth from space and seeing no political boundaries or religious demarkations refreshes an image of human rights for all, and challenges the false notion that Homo sapiens have supremacy over all.

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