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Comment by Grinning Cat on July 26, 2012 at 1:58am

@Patricia and @booklover: great pics!

@sk8eycat: I've seen a T-shirt that looked like Hebrew lettering, but viewed upside down revealed the message "GO F*CK YOUR- SELF" (again spelled out in full).

And you're absolutely right that there are many forms of "biblical" marriage which today's Christian zealots would have a cow over!

@Tony: Nancy Lebovitz makes those buttons; her website, which unfortunately doesn't show her calligraphy, is www.nancybuttons.com . (I posted a few more samples of her work in "What's Up?", including one sk8eycat would approve of: "Books. Cats. Life is good.")

Comment by Patricia on July 25, 2012 at 10:00pm

Comment by sk8eycat on July 25, 2012 at 9:27pm

@Grinning Cat - Oh! I used to collect buttons like a fiend.  My two favorites (aside from the ones celebrating the Voyager missions that a friend at JPL gave me) were, "Go, Lemmings, Go!" And one that looked like classical Hebrew writing till you turned it upside down...then it very clearly said: "F*CK YOU!"  Well, the F-word was spelled out in full...

I think I like "Secular Humorist" better.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 25, 2012 at 9:19pm

Tony, the "Command" about "bearing false witness" only applies to lying under oath. And the full version continues with, "against thy neighbor," which in Old Testicle Testament terms meant "thy fellow Hebrew."  You could tell all the lies you wanted to against a Canaanite or a Philistine, and make up tales about anyone as long as you were not under oath to tell the truth.

The xian church "fathers," especially after Constantine caved in to the political situation, saw nothing wrong with editing the gospels, "Paul's" letters, and even earlier secular historians' writings, if it furthered their cause.

Mr. Chatty Chicken Cathy doesn't seem to know that the buybull says very little about how many people, and of what gender, may marry... Remember the supposed Jesus parable about the seven foolish virgins who were all getting ready to marry the same man on the same night?  (Must have been some party!) Or Solomon's hundreds of wives and concubines?  The fundaMENTALists always conveniently forget those little details.

I think Chick-Fellow's First Commandment is "C.Y.A."

Comment by sk8eycat on July 25, 2012 at 8:06pm

Bark Beetles, N E 1?

Comment by booklover on July 25, 2012 at 7:55pm

Comment by booklover on July 25, 2012 at 7:17pm

Smiling just reading all the postings tonight!  It's great when you can find a group of people that like each other and can find things to laugh and smile about!~ Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on July 25, 2012 at 6:08pm

That was great stuff Tony! Thanks!

I enjoy reading all the posts here.

Thank you all.

Hope your day is going well.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 6:00pm

Wow! these are great. Where do you find them, and whom do you have to 'buttonhole' to get one?

And now, for something completely different.

                                       The Larch

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 25, 2012 at 5:46pm

Secular HumoristSome of us, especially Tony, could use one of these:

 

Or, "Incorrigible Punster - please do not incorrige"

Or, "Invertebrate Punster - spinelessly unable to resist a pun - so slug me!"

 

(I used to have all three of those buttons, until I passed them along to even more deserving and "pungent" people.)

 

 

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