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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 21. 81 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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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

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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 Rev. Richard Watkins on August 26, 2011 at 11:33pm
Ownership of the WTC site has been rather ambiguous for decades.  The memorial itself is owned by both the memorial foundation and the PA.  That's not really an issue, though.  The memorial exists as a museum to help people remember 9/11 as well as a memorial to honor the dead.  It doesn't exist to represent any nation or creed.  We must teach history, not hide it. (Our public schools hide enough history as it is.)  The cross was a part of the events after the disaster, and like it or not, represent that moment in time.  When my daughter is old enough to understand I'd like to take her there and explain why it's there and why it's a symbol of what fuels terrorism.  People do awful things using religion as justification.  Hiding religion's role in 9/11 is not a way to honor history and does injustice to the lives lost that day.  Tragedy is a perfect opportunity to teach.  Trying to be PC by representing all nations and religions just cheapens that opportunity.
Comment by Todd Masco on August 26, 2011 at 10:32pm
Ground 0 is not private property.  It is owned by a corporation, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, that is government-owned.  It is government property.
Comment by Carl Pastor on August 26, 2011 at 10:24pm

last i looked, not very closely , true. but "ground 0" was private property. so, following our constitution, what ever they the owners decide to do with it is fine.  build a mosque, a church, or an atheistic community center. i dont really care.

i remember watching the second plane hit the building on TV and being appalled deeply appalled. i had eaten at the restaurant at the top of one of the buildings years before and i was simply appalled. but, to me symbols are not the real thing, and they are devisive. flags of all nations??  well im an american so do i have to honor the stars and stripes. for the people and by the people is enough fer me. actually id be happy if they just bulldozed the silly cross to build an access road. i will never feel included under any cross, crescent or whatever. the people are what we formed the government for.

Comment by Carl Pastor on August 26, 2011 at 10:05pm
hello everyone!!!
Comment by Lary9 on August 26, 2011 at 5:33am
More notably, Samuel Johnson said: "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel". The remark was said on the evening of April 7, 1775 in reference to some perceived show of ostentatious "false patriotism".
Comment by Lary9 on August 26, 2011 at 5:22am
I quite agree with Rev. Watkins, both in the spirit and tactics of his observation about this benign issue.
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on August 25, 2011 at 11:13pm

Ahh..  and I missed Whataburger living back East.  At least Sonic appears to have remained pure.  Unless there is such a thing as tator tot worshipers who draw tots in grease paint on their windows.

Comment by Chris G on August 25, 2011 at 9:38pm
Comment by Julie Carter on August 25, 2011 at 9:27pm
Well, if we're complaining about symbols and words of religion where they shouldn't be....I keep getting mad at myself for being addicted to Whataburger's breakfast combos, because they have a big sign in the window that says "One Nation Under God Indivisible." Sigh...
Comment by alexa penzner on August 25, 2011 at 8:32pm
that's the way i thought they were going to put it - on the side - if it's standing straight up - that i don't like at all !!!!  it's not a monument - it's a statement of religion.  i'm amazed they're going to do it that way.  i sure wouldn't want to see the d--m thing that way !!!!
 

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