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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 Joan Denoo on July 23, 2013 at 3:37pm

From the man who brought us Cassini and Muppets on the same day, Loren! Yeah, Right!

I tried to put a hat-tip in here but 1) couldn't find one I liked; 

2) I don't know how to imbed it if I found it. 

Comment by booklover on July 23, 2013 at 3:00pm
I love the Muppets version of Bohemian Rhapsody Loren! Thanks for the reminder, I hadn't seen it in a long time ! Made me smile.:)
Comment by Loren Miller on July 23, 2013 at 2:47pm

Chris, I think you may need to realign your rain dance ... we got it here in Cleveland!

In OTHER news:

Dr. Teeth, Dr. Teeth, will you do the fandango?!?  Actually ... yes he will!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 23, 2013 at 11:26am

Good pic, Loren. Thanks. Our lovely, fragile little dot in the universe.

Comment by Plinius on July 23, 2013 at 9:51am

*late afternoon, still doing the rain dance*

I can use that thunderstorm, booklover, send it this way please!

And yes, these NASA pictures are wonderful. They don't have to be fuzzy to keep the illusions.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 23, 2013 at 9:05am

Thanks, Loren.  All I can say is, "amazing!"

BTW, it's funny how much clarity there is in these space photos, yet any photos taken here on earth of Nelly Loch Ness, Bigfoot, UFO's, etc. at a much closer distance are all fuzzy and out of focus. 

Comment by Loren Miller on July 23, 2013 at 8:38am

Indeed it is, Carl, a mere 898 million miles away.  Just the way the "center of the universe" should look, right?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 23, 2013 at 8:31am

Loren, is earth the small white dot, lower RH corner?

Comment by booklover on July 23, 2013 at 8:25am

Neat picture Loren!  Good Morning Everyone :)  I actually got to turn the AC off and open the windows.  It feels great!  We had a short thunderstorm here last night, and it must have chased the heat away!  You're right Ian, you have to laugh!!  Have a good Tuesday. :)

Comment by Loren Miller on July 23, 2013 at 6:09am

It would seem as though Cassini has been taking more snaps, including one of the old home town / planet:


Did you smile when Cassini said, "Say 'CHEESE!'"?

 

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