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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

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Comment by sk8eycat on June 11, 2012 at 1:18pm

Teh bestest fing aboat retyrmint iz NO MOAR OB DEZE!

Monday Bloody Monday

Comment by Lillie on June 11, 2012 at 9:40am

Patricia, so sorry about the triple crown.  However, he really has a bright future ahead of him at stud.  Hope he sires many, many triple crown candidates.  Also, glad to know they are taking good care of him.

Comment by Steph S. on June 10, 2012 at 9:56pm

Did everyone have a nice weekend?

Thanks for the link Patricia I will check that website out.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 10, 2012 at 7:26pm

That's exactly what Judy Hayes' column/blog is about this month...the twits who say "I'm so blessed" over everyday stuff like being okayed for a car loan, while something like 6,000 children under the age of 5 die every day from starvation.

Maybe Mendel and Malthus are/were gods.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 10, 2012 at 2:31pm

Afriend of mine, who ought to know better, sent me this saccharine thing (watch the video, if you can do it without barfing):

Power in Numbers
> They say mathematics is the language God used to create the universe. 

> The equations here are astounding! 


So I replied with this:

"FREETHOUGHT" = 126%  spherical head laughing animated gif
PS: That is NOT "mathematics," it's just arithmetic.  BFD.
Comment by Lillie on June 9, 2012 at 8:35pm

Patricia, I agree.  But if we could not have a triple crown, then let Phyllis Wyeth's horse Union Rags win just as he did in her dream.

Comment by Lillie on June 8, 2012 at 8:36pm

Paula, it is a sad state of affairs when you can't get elected to public office unless you are a christian.  Billy Graham's son even said President Obama isn't enough of a christian when Romney is not a christian at all.  How do they reconcile this?

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 6:39pm

I hope that's true Tony, but have we had our 'dark ages' yet in this country seriously? I think the slavery issue was probably akin to the dark ages, as was the genocide of the Native Americans, definitely the dark ages for millions therein, so I can be a little optimistic when considering those points in our history as having completed the cycle and say, maybe, just maybe this is the death throes of religious fundamentalism for this country...

Comment by Tony Carroll on June 8, 2012 at 6:32pm

Guys, do you think this is the last gasp we are seeing of fundamentalism rearing its head? I mean in most polls, the approval of humanistic values/equality/civil rights is winning, therefore causing this vitrolic backlash? What ya' think?

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 6:26pm

Yeah time and again Write4U I have thought, 'how is that protected speech' when hate speech arises against him based on his name or the color of his skin or the damn birther issue. As far as the obstructionism, no other President has faced as many filibusters as this President has, I have never seen things so obviously, I'm just going to say it, bought and paid for, out right rigged and yet here the American people sit not fighting back, voting against their own self-interests, and prattling on about Jebus in every sound bite. It has become quite obvious to me that a large portion of our country has been programmed, it's like watching a charismatic work a crowd at a tent revival and I for one am worried.


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