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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover on Monday. 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

Tags: poem

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

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

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

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2012 at 9:22pm
That video was so cute Patricia!
Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2012 at 9:16pm
Oh what cute pics! I love the baloney cat one! Just love it Booklover! Congrats on your run Ian!
Checking out the You Tube video Patricia! Thanks!
Comment by Patricia on September 16, 2012 at 9:01pm

Absolutely side-splitting!!!! Gotta get past the ads first though....

http://youtu.be/nGeKSiCQkPw

Comment by booklover on September 16, 2012 at 11:40am

Ian, good job!  Makes me want to exercise!  You are right about it being about the little episodes in life that make it precious!~ Melinda

Comment by booklover on September 16, 2012 at 11:30am

Joan, cat & mouse pic is adorable.  Obviously they are smarter than a lot of humans! :)  It is a beautiful day here to in Northern IL.  Have a great Sunday everyone!~ Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on September 16, 2012 at 11:28am

What great pictures! Thanks, all of you. Me, tired but satisfied. Just ran a ½ marathon through some lovely countryside round a lake. The second half turned into a bit of a duel with a very good-looking young woman. I had no objection to her running in front of me :) She was rather amused with my habit of "singing" along to the music on my MP3. (The Who, Quadrophenia. Love, reign o'er me) I did manage a spurt in the last 3 km and came in a couple of minutes ahead of her and she came up and congratulated me afterwards. It's these small but pleasant episodes that make life so precious, I think.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 16, 2012 at 11:06am

Another beautiful autumn day, it is 9:00 AM, 50 degrees, perfect weather for doing preparation for winter chores, the two compost bins are empty and ready for this year's garden cleanup. This is paradise.  

Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2012 at 10:46am

Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2012 at 10:29am

Joan that is awesome!

Yeah - why can't humans get along?

Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2012 at 10:25am
Booklover wonderful picture! Another one for my collection of pictures.
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Raining here.
 

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