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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 9, 2013 at 12:33am

booklover, tazered cat made me laugh so much. Ice flowers are interesting; causing ozone depletion -have to learn more about that. Thanks for all your sharing, everyone. Nemo is snowing softly here, so far only a couple of inches accumulation. We had to cancel some plans till next week, when it's expected to get up to 54°. What a change. Did you all read that the expected El Nino didn't appear, and they're calling the long in between La Nada. Do I hear a faint echoing hollow laugh?

Comment by Steph S. on February 9, 2013 at 12:31am

awesome pictures everyone! I love them Ian and booklover and Patricia and Grinning Cat! Makes me smile.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 8, 2013 at 10:42pm

Ian, violence in the home is always harmful. One of my boys at the boys ranch had a tiny little mother who regularly beat her big, gnarly, track-driver husband. He appeared helpless to protect himself or his children. 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 8, 2013 at 10:30pm

Patricia, I didn't know about ice flowers so thank you. They are stunning.

Comment by Patricia on February 8, 2013 at 9:27pm

Ice flowers are formed on new layers of sea ice, from saturated water vapors that come up from under the ice through cracks. In contact with the cold air, the vapors start to freeze and the salt on the surface of the ice begins to crystallize and serves as a nucleus for the frozen vaporized water. Thus, molecule by molecule the ice flowers begin to take shape. They have recently been recognized as the dominant source of sea salt aerosol in Antarctica and scientist suspect they may be the main cause of tropospheric ozone depletion during the polar sunrise. One of the most beautiful frozen wonders on Earth, ice flowers are still a mystery to many people.

Comment by Lillie on February 8, 2013 at 9:05pm

Hope Eve Ensler can convince our GOP to join in One Million Rising.  They won't even vote for the Violence against Women Bill.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 8, 2013 at 7:43pm
Oh, Ian! I luvz teh Face Paw! (I love all cats and kittens, but for some reason ORNJ ones iz speshul!)
Fangkew!
Comment by booklover on February 8, 2013 at 4:29pm

Love all the stuff everyone posted!  Glad you liked Tazered (sp?) Cat Steph!   I hope you all have a nice weekend!~ Melinda

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 8, 2013 at 2:30pm

Love the vegan zombie.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 8, 2013 at 2:12pm

Thanks for the smiles and kitties, and on a serious note, to Joan for telling us about One Billion Rising.

About zombies -- apparently a few are vegan:

(Ray Frenden)

 

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