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The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 8 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

Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 8 hours ago. 3 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

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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

Tags: poem

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 Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 5:36am

I can't believe no one caught that grammar mistake sk8eycat.

No one proofreads anymore.

Comment by Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 5:36am

Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2013 at 5:27am

Then you're lucky, Sk8eycat, Dido prefers to lie purring loudly on my keyboard, while grabbing at my sweater and I'm not allowed to stop scratching his ears...

Comment by sk8eycat on February 27, 2013 at 12:47am

Damn.  It's difficult trying to type with a cat on my lap.  The previous post is full of typos.  Sorry.

Pumpkin will only sit with me when I'm at the keyboard...

 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 27, 2013 at 12:43am

Got this made up as a poster that was captioned, "GRAMMAR. It's important." IMO it should have been, "PUNCTUATION. It's important." But, I' one of those nerds like the woman who wrote, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, a bestseller that's ONLY about correct punctuation.  It's also hilarious.  anyway...

Comment by sk8eycat on February 27, 2013 at 12:29am

Silver bullets were supposed to be for killing werewolves.  I think.  The wooden stake for a vampire has a whiff of Druidism.  (I used to have a friend who would tell door-to-door undergodders that she was a Druid. Stopped most of them cold.)

Comment by Plinius on February 27, 2013 at 12:14am

No silver bullets, or was that for another beastie?

Comment by Steph S. on February 26, 2013 at 10:24pm

Vampire Hunting Kit - I saw that in a movie about Vampires. They really did used to believe in that stuff.

Thanks sk8eycat.

Hi booklover - so lots of snow there?

Comment by booklover on February 26, 2013 at 7:42pm
Steph, love the cat gif and the Hitchens quote! Glad you have sun! It's snowy and blowy here. We should all get those tee-shirts! :)
Comment by sk8eycat on February 26, 2013 at 6:05pm

A friend just forwarded this to me:

Vampire Hunting Kit.

I did a Google Image Search (because the one Jo sent me was lifted from InYourFaceBook), and there are pages and pages of the things!

Travelers in the 19th century would purchase ‘vampire hunting kits’ in preparation for their travels to Eastern Europe. The kits would contain a wooden stake, Bible, crucifix, pistol with lead bullets, gunpowder, garlic and glass vials that held various concoctions to ward off vampires. Interestingly, these kits predated Bram Stoker’s Dracula and other written accounts of vampires, pointing to the strong oral history component of the undead bloodsucker.

 

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