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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

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

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

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

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

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Loren Miller on February 11, 2013 at 7:20pm

Okay, how about something POSITIVE ... like a piece by Eric Whitacre, multitracked appropriately, by a boy and a girl ... with a blurb at the end promoting their work and Eric's coming Virtual Choir IV!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2013 at 6:06pm

Pope retired because he hasn't the wisdom or the courage to do the right thing.  We need a confession of the truth. Nothing else will do. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 11, 2013 at 6:03pm
I take back every nasty, awful thing I ever said about sarcasm and ridicule. In this case it is not only necessary it is not sufficient. Those two blinkin' nuns only look more ridiculous. And that poor sweet old man at the microphone, I wonder who/what provided the audio?
The Flying Atheist, good job!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2013 at 5:46pm

Melinda, try reloading the page and see if the video plays.  Works for me when there are black boxes.  There must be a problem with A/N.   

Comment by sk8eycat on February 11, 2013 at 5:40pm

Flying Atheist...that video is SO bizarre!  I love it!!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 11, 2013 at 5:36pm

Maybe they will elect..........

BASEMENT CAT!!!

Comment by booklover on February 11, 2013 at 5:35pm

I see we posted about the same thing at about the same time Carl, lol.  Your next two posts are just black boxes on my end, can't see anything.

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