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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

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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

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Comment by sk8eycat on April 6, 2014 at 12:07pm

Just for fun: Total Lunar Eclipse next week:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/observingblog/Apri...

Clear skies, everyone!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 6, 2014 at 12:00pm

Returning from atheism to moronism is like the old fallacy, "No True Scotsman". 

My hunch, he got cold feet. Happily before any legal entanglement occurred. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 6, 2014 at 11:48am

Spud, the way I see it, people don't come to atheism through some kind of epiphany.  It's via an intellectually honest and well-reasoned process.  Either that Mormon kid wasn't an atheist like he said he was, or he is an atheist but is being pressured by family to conform.

The third option is that he is an atheist but is having second thoughts about getting married and moving to Arizona with this girl.  Claiming now that he's religious may be his cowardly way of slithering out of the situation.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 6, 2014 at 11:20am

Wow Mindy.  First atheist to go back to religion that I know of.  

It could never happen to me.  Mormonism has hundreds of things, any one of which proves it false.  Lots of people obviously have a different kind of brain than I have.

Comment by booklover on April 6, 2014 at 9:10am

That's a good way to work Chris!  It will eventually get done.  What a huge project for you!

Yes, it's good my daughter's friend's boyfriend had his "epiphany" before she moved away with him and their lives got tangled together.  Her mother, who is from the Philippines, has two grown children, with two different men.  She never married.  She has supported, and does still support, a LARGE extended family, as a nurse and business owner.  She told her daughter you don't NEED a man to have a successful, happy life.  Maybe she'll find someone, maybe not, but it's not a requirement. She'll meet someone eventually that appreciates her. :)

Gotta go, hubby made cinnamon rolls... Yum!

Comment by Plinius on April 6, 2014 at 1:43am

What a boyfriend - to to turn religious and flee! Good riddance!

We're still working in brother-in-law's house, sorting the usable things from rubbish and packing. It takes a long time, but we have our limitations and cannot work more than three or four hours in one day - and of course we have some other things to do on weekdays. b-i-l is still in revalidation but will move to a care home sometime in summer.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 5, 2014 at 11:12pm

Wow, that's terrible about your daughters friend, but you are so right.  Better to find out now than later.  She's still young.  There's lots more bacteria in the pond.

Comment by booklover on April 5, 2014 at 7:53pm

You're right Patricia!  In the daytime my bed is Dale and Dora's, but at night, it's only Lula's. lol

Comment by booklover on April 5, 2014 at 7:52pm

Ha Carl.

Yes she is Steph!  She just went to visit her best friend from college whose boyfriend of over 5 years just broke up with her.  They had plans to move to Arizona and get married.  He's been an Atheist as long as she's known him.  He just decided he's a Mormon again like his family.  He had an "epiphany," and decided to move to California with his brother.  Better she finds out now I guess!

Comment by Steph S. on April 5, 2014 at 4:59pm

Thanks for the link Flying Atheist - love cats.

Your daughter sounds very unique Booklover - very independent thinking.

How is everyone?

 

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