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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith yesterday. 9 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on October 25, 2013 at 12:35am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2013 at 11:50pm

Wow, Joan.  That's a great whale video.  Captivating. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 11:16pm

Ruth, your photo choice of Tippi is so precious. Just think of how many experiences she had and learned. She was really at risk with all those animals, and I am sure she had to learn to be discerning. The site didn't come through for me, but I found the photo to which you referred in my mail. So I am reposting the site in case others had the same problem.  I don't mean to intrude. 

http://demilked2.uuuploads.com/real-life-mowgli-tippi-degre-african...

Ruth's favorite Tippi photo.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 9:37pm

For a feel-good moment, a story of humans and whales cooperating. 

Humpback Whale Shows AMAZING Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets

Thanks folks. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 24, 2013 at 8:51pm

Joan, I like this picture of Tippi best.

Interesting Pagan costumes, Flying Atheist. Thanks.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 8:37pm

Tippi of Africa: Girl Who Grew Up With Wild Animals 

http://www.demilked.com/tippi-of-africa-girl-who-grew-up-with-wild-...

Just think of the things this little girl learned, to be self-reliant, independent, trusting with discernment, and to take responsibility for herself while not provoking trouble. Her adversaries could eat her or walk on her or give her a python's squeeze. Her companions undoubtedly taught her things she would never learn anywhere else. I like those parents.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 8:26pm

Carl, I kind of took a liking to the creature with all the bells, but I would paint on a clown face with a red ball nose, and jingle as I made a big racket and peered in windows. No sinister demon for me. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2013 at 3:25pm

Yes, I especially love the tree as well, Joan.  Did you check out the other photos in the links?  Some are downright creepy.  The images of nightmares. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 2:51pm

Carl, perfect! May I join you? I like the green tree myself. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2013 at 2:32pm

I'm telling you.....if I had to be religious, I would be a pagan.  Check out these AWESOME pagan costumes. 

Many, many more in these two links:

http://www.demilked.com/european-pagan-costumes-wilder-mann-charles...

http://www.charlesfreger.com/works/index.php?UserSerie=Wilder%20Mann

 

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