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Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Trying to keep your head above water financially as a philosopher must have been hard for Rene Descartes.  Got to make ends meet SOMEHOW, so...!Continue

Tags: Descartes

The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

And so they have, in a big way, since Lincoln did his thing 150 years ago.  This business hasn't escaped the attention of American's Best Christian, either, and Ms. Bowers has no problem in holding forth with observations of her own about this…Continue

Tags: south, GOP, Republican, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 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

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Comment by Jim DePaulo on April 27, 2013 at 12:43pm

Booklover,

You don't like drinking, you are an Atheist and your "friend" seems to be not only pushy but boring.

She went on and on about this catholic thing her daughter is going to and how great it is because her daughter will be immersed in Catholicism"

It all appears that you are wasting 4 evenings of your life.  The beers wouldn't give me a headache but she sure would.

Comment by booklover on April 27, 2013 at 9:31am

Hi Everyone!  I need your opinions.  I went out with a friend for drinks and appetizers last night.  We do this maybe 4 times a year.  This time, I came home and realized I had had no fun.  I had 2 beers, and it gave me a headache.  We just talked about the same stuff that we always do.  She went on and on about this catholic thing her daughter is going to and how great it is because her daughter will be immersed in catholicism (sp?), Ugh.  Her whole life revolves around catholics, because her kids go to catholic schools, etc.  Then she said something about one of the kickers who came out as gay hoping to be drafted into the NFL and that she hopes he is.  So of course that was good, but I said in the bible jesus didn't say anything against homosexuality, and she said yes he did, he said one man and one woman.  I said I don't think the bible said jesus said that, she disagreed, so we dropped it.  She also said she likes Obamacare, but I get the feeling she feels like she's being a good xtian by being tolerant.  I don't know. Then I payed for everything because the last two times we went out, she's payed the majority, plus she drove.  So I came home with a headache, broke, and slightly pissed.  She's a nice lady, etc.  But I'm just over doing that.  I don't enjoy going out 'drinking' (I only have 2 ever), but I don't know how to get out of it.  She's never available any other time except on a weekend night.  Should I just keep doing this a few times a year, and avoid religious talk?  She started it! lol.  She knows I'm an Atheist.  I think she 'tolerates' it.  She is SO brainwashed.  What to do?  Sorry for the long post!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 26, 2013 at 10:35pm

Buddy is a pretty cat, Joseph.

LOL, Napoleon, butt doesn't that comparison put down rear ends. I happen to enjoy the beauty of buns.

Have a great weekend, Folks!

Comment by Pat on April 26, 2013 at 8:15pm

Napoleon, I hope that photo is not copyrighted, because I'm going to use it. It's great!

Comment by Joseph Corder on April 26, 2013 at 6:36pm

Look under latest activity or go to my page to view!!  This is when we found Buddy or he found us?  He is bigger now (10 pounds)!  More pictures to come!  I might use a picture as my avatar(of me)! I would like to place my pictures like Steph, but I don't know how!  Can somebody help me out?

Comment by booklover on April 26, 2013 at 3:26pm

Steph, I love that cat in the same pose as the drawing!  How cute. :)

Cool Patricia about your astronaut!

Ruth, it really is disconcerting when you can't see like you usually do!  Now that I've quit wearing contacts, I'm always setting my glasses down and losing them.  Time for a check-up, and I want to get 2 pairs.

It's sunny here, so feeling happy.  Have a good weekend Friends!~ Melinda

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on April 26, 2013 at 7:14am

Islam is spreading throughout the world.

Ludwig Von 88 - Dans le jardin d'Allah

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 25, 2013 at 11:30pm

Napoleon Bonaparte.  The Evolution of God is great! Thanks for the Dog shows Humanity video too. I could have done without the cigarette ad, though. I think there are many anecdotes of dogs showing “humanity”, empathy and concern.

Joan, your Ramallah concert link gave me an ad.

Good point about how sports can lead to working together, Ian.

Cute LOLcat, Steph. That’s just what we do, live around our cats. Though I do “explain” that the recliner is mine from time to time.

Good luck with finals Megan and Steph.

Patricia, thanks for the astronaut video.

I had a strange day. During breakfast my glasses fell apart. That upset our routine. Got it repaired a couple of hours later. It felt peculiar  to miss reading the news, like walking around with a little hole in my brain all day. At least I could tell it was a lovely sunny day despite the blurring.

Comment by Steph S. on April 25, 2013 at 10:23pm

Comment by Patricia on April 25, 2013 at 10:23pm

Our Canadian astronaut is on Twitter.....

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield Verified account

@Cmdr_Hadfield

Canadian Astronaut, currently living in space aboard ISS as Commander of Expedition 35.

Orbiting Earth on ISS · http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/default.asp

 

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