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Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara yesterday. 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

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The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 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 Idaho Spud on July 25, 2012 at 5:35pm

Smiled at your puns Tony and your "Very Punny.." booklover.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 5:29pm

Puns. Yeah, I know. But I just couldn't "shade' the truth, had to call it as I saw it. (Please forgive me, for I know exactly what I do).

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 25, 2012 at 5:29pm

Tony, a good pun is its own reword!

Comment by booklover on July 25, 2012 at 5:09pm

Me too Idaho Spud!

Comment by booklover on July 25, 2012 at 5:07pm

Very punny Tony! :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 25, 2012 at 5:07pm

Powerfully stated Tony, and I am impressed, staying within a metaphor: 'barking', 'branch' out, learn to 'leaf' their myths behind,  become 'rooted' in reason. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 4:27pm

Better than the manifestation in a burnt piece of toast? You decide.

 

Flowers and prayer cards are pinned to a tree with a scar that residents claim looks like Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Mexican representation of the Virgin Mary, in West New York, New Jersey July 14, 2012. Hundreds of onlookers have gathered daily around makeshift shrines at the base of the tree in the New Jersey town across the Hudson River.

I just don't see it. They're 'barking' up the wrong tree here. If they could just learn to 'branch' out, learn to 'leaf' their myths behind and become 'rooted' in reason, I think their lives would be infinitely better.

 

 

Comment by Patricia on July 25, 2012 at 1:36pm

Thanks Sk8ey! 

I have this one....

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 12:56pm

Joan, feel free to re-post anything I might say here at anytime. Permission to use my name also. I don't scare easy from these kind of people, if at all. It is very okay with me. Thank you for asking.

Grinning Cat. I understand they have given upwards of 5 million dollars to various anti-gay groups, including NOM. What dipshits, pardon me. Oh, LOVE the muppet chicken celebration. Thanks for helping me laugh, to lighten up somewhat. Made my day better! Have always loved the muppets, just glad I don't have to give them up. That would have been a real hardship!

Idaho, I don't have a Chick-Fil-A in my town either, but will not be visiting any when we travel to Dallas, as we usually do a couple times a month. If I happen to pass by one and see anyone standing outside picketing, though, I will just have to join them.

Steph, thank you as always. We will continue to point out his lies. The cold light of reason and truth will prevail.

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 25, 2012 at 12:13pm

Too bad I don't have Chick-fil-A in my town so I could boycott it.

 

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