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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

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 February 20, 2013 at 12:58am

I like the Secular Creed, too.
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Poor Marvin...trying to unscrew the inscrutable...  Cats...you never know what they're going to do next.  Wish I was that limber.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 20, 2013 at 12:15am

I like the Secular Creed, booklover.

Good night all.

Comment by Patricia on February 19, 2013 at 7:44pm

Dark chocolate for me.....Italian, or Belgian, preferably. Not a licorice fan, but never heard of it being salty before.

Comment by booklover on February 19, 2013 at 4:30pm

I'm with you Ian on the chocolate!!!!

I like your way of thinking also Chris.  I don't have it in me to be too precise.  And you're right of course, we're going to die anyway. 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 19, 2013 at 4:20pm

Some of the Danish licorice is very salty - it's called "saltlakrids". And there's even a "salmiak" variety that, I believe, tastes like ammonia. Can't stand licorice at any price. Chocolate is the true food of the gods.

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2013 at 9:28am

I don't know the Scandinavian licorice - is it as salty as the Dutch licorice? Most people hate it. Try some if you ever land at Schiphol.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 19, 2013 at 9:17am

Chris, I'm glad to hear to didn't give up licorice.  I sure love that Scandinavian licorice! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 19, 2013 at 9:14am

Chris, I like your way of thinking.

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2013 at 7:27am

Don't be afraid of the veggieburgers, Ruth, you'll die anyway. When I look back on all my bad habits in the last 50 years the veggieburgers won't kill me. Up till now I kicked smoking, junk food, drinking more than 2 glasses of alcohol, carbo hydrates, almost kicked eating salty liquorice - but I still live in a rather traffic polluted street and I'm even starting a vegetable garden here four floors above the traffic. I refuse to be too precise; it makes life unpleasant.  

Comment by Ian Mason on February 18, 2013 at 11:54pm

Patricia, that's hilarious.

Ruth, hope your brain comes back tanned and rested.

 

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