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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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 5, 2013 at 8:36pm

Steph, the sushi cats creep me out. Kitties aren’t for noms.

Steph, the sushi cats creep me out. Kitties aren’t for noms.

Thanks for your updates, Joan. I’m happy for your family day. We had sunny but cool weather too. I get my yearly mammogram during the Winter Holiday between Christmas and New Year, there’s little competition at that time for medical facilities.

I was lazy today, again, and stayed home watching TV.

Comment by booklover on May 5, 2013 at 6:35pm

This is not MY dog.  Just something funny I found.

Comment by booklover on May 5, 2013 at 6:35pm

Love the sign Carl.  I hope you had a wonderful day Joan.  It was gorgeous here too.~Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2013 at 1:07pm

Those are Sushi cats. They are dressed up like Sushi. : )

Funny huh Ian?

Yes, no one should feed the church Flying Atheist. It is a waste of money to give money to the church.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 5, 2013 at 1:05pm

I hope you have a lovely day, Joan.

Great sign, Carl.

Thank you for your kind comments, Steph and Chris.

Steph, what are those cats tied to? It looks like fossilised bubble-wrap!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 5, 2013 at 12:18pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 5, 2013 at 11:42am

This morning shines with blue skies and warmer temperatures. It is 55∘ F now and the next few days predicted to be warmer. 

My Granddaughter, her partner and their combined five children will be here this afternoon; It promises to be an outstanding day. 

Have a great day, everyone, with lots of laughter. 

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2013 at 9:07am

Comment by Steph S. on May 5, 2013 at 9:06am

Joan I am glad you had your procedure done and you felt no pain.

Ian congrats on overcoming addiction.

Comment by booklover on May 5, 2013 at 8:17am

Joan, I'm glad you had no pain with your procedure, and I really hope chemo has no bad side-effects for you!  Taking naps is a good thing!  I take a nap a couple of times a week with a dog at my feet and a cat on me! :)

 

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