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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

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 Steph S. on March 6, 2013 at 10:18pm

Comment by Lillie on March 6, 2013 at 10:12pm

sk8eycat, I had a badly infected tooth they were going to pull and the pain killer did not work.  They gave me two weeks of antibiotic and then pulled the tooth.  Didn't feel a thing.

Comment by Lillie on March 6, 2013 at 10:06pm

Happy Birthday, Shauna.  Beautiful girl.  Beautiful name.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 6, 2013 at 10:01pm

Thank you all for your kind posts and suggestions.  I'm using cold packs right now to keep the swelling down, and they also relieve the pain a bit.  I was told not to eat or drink anything warm or hot (like tea) for 24 hours, but I can have frozen yogurt and or ICE CREAM!  YAYYYY!

I just don't understand why the anaesthetic didn't work at all.  It never did make any part of my mouth or face very numb...I'm thinking of Bill Cosby's old routine about trying to talk after having a shot of the stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIq4OkCT_a8 (starting at about 2:22)  I used to get like that, but not today.

Yes, Ruth, the tooth was broken and disgustingly infected.  Does that cancel the pain-killer?  If I ever need to have that done again, I think I'll go to an oral surgeon and have pentothal!

Oh, well.  It's over.  I'll shut up about it.

Patricia, a friend of mine is in a similar situation, only she's the (atheist) mother, and it's her daughter who has been/is so hateful...  actually, abusive.  It's taken her several years to bring herself to break off communication because there's a little grandson that she's never met.  She's seen a few photos taken when he was a newborn, and that was it.

I don't know what the daughter's problem is, maybe she thinks atheism is contagious, and she's afraid her son will catch it, or what.

But, you do have company, if that's any comfort.

Comment by booklover on March 6, 2013 at 9:34pm

I'm sorry about your Dad Nerdlass! They don't know yet how he died.  He actually fell in the a.m. outside, but then he came in, took a shower, and got dressed for work.  His wife left for work, then Mike-was his name, never showed up for work.  She came home and found him dead on the couch.  His Dad had a massive heart attack, so they don't know if the fall did something, or he died as a result of the fall, etc.  I'm sure they will do an autopsy.  Just shocking even when you know death can happen to anyone at any minute.  It'll be really sad tomorrow at my husbands work. :(

Comment by Nerdlass on March 6, 2013 at 9:15pm

What did he die of, might I ask?

50 is too young. That's how old my dad was when he died from a massive heart attack. :(

Comment by booklover on March 6, 2013 at 8:53pm

Joan, you are so nice.  Thank you very much.  I figure my looks may be fading, but I'll always have my blue eyes for a good feature! lol.  It's odd, my husband has brown eyes, which are dominant, but both my kids got blue eyes.  I tell my husband, see? I am dominant! :)

I never liked those shows either.  I have heard that men like The 3 Stooges much more than women like them. I don't know if that's true.

Yes Felaine, use a heating pad!!!

Sadly, one of my husbands friends that he works with didn't come to work today.  His wife found him when she got home from work, dead. He was 50.  This guy's father died the same way at the same age.  He was an Atheist, and a really cool guy.  It's just so unexpected. :(

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2013 at 7:48pm

Here is spritely bit of sunshine with a great attitude, especially in this era. Wearing Nothing New: Jessi Arrington

It looks like she has fun and so do her companions. 

Comment by Patricia on March 6, 2013 at 6:59pm

Gray now, but was a redhead!

Comment by Patricia on March 6, 2013 at 6:39pm

I had all my teeth pulled & the heating pad was well used. Get better soon Sk8eycat.

I always thought L & H, & Stooges were just stupid!

 

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