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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 on Saturday. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

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 Steph S. on November 12, 2013 at 11:06am

Tony love the flash mob video. Patricia thanks for the link to the You Tube video - how is everyone doing?

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 12, 2013 at 10:55am

Thanks Mindy for the SoulPancake site. I subscribed. It looks like fun! 

Comment by booklover on November 12, 2013 at 8:32am

Great videos, and I love the climbing cat with a "cattitude" Steph!  I love flash-mobs!  I watch videos on my iPhone a lot right before I go to sleep, because the nice ones make me happy.  There is a channel called SoulPancake, and there is a young woman on there with her musicians, and they'll just stand-up and start singing and dancing, like in a Dr.'s waiting-room.  People start singing and clapping with them.  They did one on a street full of the homeless, and passed-out new socks, sandwiches, and water to homeless people. A lot of them started dancing, singing, and smiling.  Great stuff.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 12, 2013 at 2:43am
Patricia, an interesting video of prisoners' dancing, Jackson style. I am reposting on Twitter so my family can see it. Thanks.
Comment by Patricia on November 12, 2013 at 1:02am

This is also a way of keeping prisoners out of trouble, getting some exercise, getting along, & some discipline.......

 http://youtu.be/mKtdTJP_GUI

Comment by Patricia on November 12, 2013 at 12:51am

These flash mobs are terrific, & I have seen this particular one a few times. Who can possibly think of fighting etc., while involved with something like this?

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 12, 2013 at 12:44am

Tony, that was wonderful. Just loved the faces and actions in the crowd, from children to elderly. Music, a universal language. Thanks. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 11, 2013 at 10:41pm

Ran into this while tooling around youtube. Have watched it over and over again. Wanted to share with you all.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2013 at 10:17pm
Loren, This is what I watched the first time I opened your site:
SEAN FAIRCLOTH – “YUGEN” (WITH ZEN PENCILS)
http://skeptisketch.com/
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2013 at 10:10pm
Oh, this is funny! I just rewatched the video and it is of two goofy people on a trapeze. that is funny!
I don't see the video I watched the first time I opened this link.
 

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