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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover on Monday. 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

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 booklover on January 3, 2014 at 6:44pm

Hey Carl, our snow looks the same. lol

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 3, 2014 at 4:54pm

Yesterday, January 2.  Views of my street taken from the front of my building after the first wave of snow.  More snow was added later in the day. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 3, 2014 at 3:52pm

Nahhhh.  They never showed up, OR maybe they got run off by the other spectators .

People who haven't bought grandstand tickets start claiming places along the parade route the night before.  Traditionally, they camp out and party all night, and I don't think they'd tolerate any grim puritans spoiling the fun for very long.

Local press people show up the night before, too...including TV crews.  If there had been any fundies there, they would have been anxious to get their faces on camera for their 15 seconds of fame.

Comment by booklover on January 3, 2014 at 1:59pm
Maybe the float ran over them!
Comment by sk8eycat on January 3, 2014 at 1:33pm

Various knuckle-draggers predicted that there would be boycotts of the parade and public demonstrations against that float...neither happened. 

(I wonder where the Westboro Gang was Wednesday morning...ttee-hee!)

Comment by booklover on January 3, 2014 at 8:25am

Joan, We have a cat, Lula, with markings like that, and my daughter's cat, Lucy, has them also.  Beautiful!

Cool Rose Parade float Felaine!Journey is beautiful!  This is Lula~ she will be 12 in April. :)

Comment by sk8eycat on January 3, 2014 at 1:51am

I slept through the parade, but I wish I'd seen this float and heard the applause!

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gay-wedding-rose-parade...

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2014 at 1:01am

Beautiful cats, Chris, and such interesting patterns. I wonder if there are DNA tests going on to track the evolution of feline families? 

Comment by Plinius on January 3, 2014 at 12:48am

Journey is a beauty! As far as I know, she has a tabby-pattern that has a strong relation to wildcats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_wildcat

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 2, 2014 at 11:54pm

The photo is Journey on top of the kids easel in the family room. She climbs walls, curtain, cupboards, and has killed the pet rat, gerbil, and hamster.  We secured the pets in cages and thought all was well, however Journey figured out ways to get into the cages and do her dastardly deeds. 

I don't think they will get anything smaller than a goat next time. 

 

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