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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

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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

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 16, 2013 at 6:14pm

Here's an oldie but goodie. Many of you may have seen this before but the spirit moved me to post this.

Comment by booklover on July 16, 2013 at 4:53pm

Ian, I wasn't even thinking of the apostrophe.  I meant the second time I said Depps, and I meant Depp.  Great.  Now I sound even dumber! lol.

It's always a good thing to laugh Carl! :)

Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2013 at 2:00pm

Such confusion! It's called an apostrophe and shows, among other things, possession: as in Depp's.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 16, 2013 at 12:31pm

You are making me LOL, Mindy.  lol

Comment by booklover on July 16, 2013 at 12:07pm
OMG! Lol! DEPP! Damn auto- correct!
Comment by booklover on July 16, 2013 at 12:06pm
Oops, meant to say Depps, not Depps.
Comment by booklover on July 16, 2013 at 12:05pm
Glad you enjoyed the movie Ian. :) There was a flap over Johnny Depps part. People thought the part should have gone to an actual Native American actor. Then Johnny Depps came out with something about how he is like 1/32 Native American. I don't think that's what they meant! My own kids are 1/32 Blackfoot Indian. Also German, French, Swiss, Austrian, Scottish (sp?), English, Irish, and Russian!
Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2013 at 10:32am

Great groaners.

Been to see the "Lone Ranger" film. Read afterwards that it got hammered by the critics but I thought it was a pleasant couple of hours' light entertainment. One sharp comment in it: "What are you going to buy with all this silver?" "A country".

Comment by booklover on July 16, 2013 at 6:51am

Ha ha, you win Carl!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 15, 2013 at 8:24pm

Watch out, Mindy.

 

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