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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

Tags: surreal

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 Joan Denoo on August 28, 2012 at 9:53pm

 Grinning Cat, Great definition. 

politics = 

"poly-", many, +

"ticks", bloodsuckers

I listened to the radio interview and found the mine executive insensitive to the claims of miners' objection to "mandatory" attendance at rally. 

Comment by booklover on August 28, 2012 at 9:29pm

THANK YOU JOAN~! LOL  I think we always said the first two stanzas, but never knew the last one!  Another thing my Grandma would say when something happened was "GoodnessGraciousGodnessAgnes!" LOL and then she would tell us not to say it in front of her friend Agnes! :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2012 at 9:02pm
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.
Comment by Grinning Cat on August 28, 2012 at 8:50pm

More on the Ohio miners whose unpaid attendance at the Romney rally at their mine was "mandatory":

Miners Say They Were Forced To Attend Romney Campaign Event Without... (ThinkProgress)

Comment by Lillie on August 28, 2012 at 7:42pm

To all of you in and around New Orleans, stay safe.

Comment by Steph S. on August 28, 2012 at 7:30pm
Here's a link to my bird group Patricia - many thanks!
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/birding-birders-and-all-things-birds
Comment by Patricia on August 28, 2012 at 7:27pm

Glad to Steph, but how do I find your bird group?

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 28, 2012 at 6:50pm

Facts can be pesky little things, don'tcha know.

Comment by Steph S. on August 28, 2012 at 5:18pm

Oh yeah I know that song Flying Atheist - thanks.

Patricia thanks for the Bill Nye video.

Hey Tony! Hope work is going well for you. Glad to see you here.

Comment by Steph S. on August 28, 2012 at 5:16pm

That;s really sad news about Romney - he has enough money to pay all of the miners too - he should of stepped up and paid them from his own money. But rich people are greedy and only think of making more and more money.

 

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