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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

Tags: surreal

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 Ian Mason on December 24, 2012 at 1:03pm

My mistake. Sorry. Had just come home from work.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2012 at 10:57am

Okay....not 'holiday cat' related, but this article has a video with two VERY cute cats available for adoption here in Illinois.

Pet of the week: Chex & Cheerio

Comment by Steph S. on December 24, 2012 at 10:07am

i love that Karate cat booklover.

Yes, I bet the stores are so busy today. Lots of people buying their Holiday meal stuff. Or some that forgot stuff some items too.

Comment by Steph S. on December 24, 2012 at 10:03am

Comment by booklover on December 24, 2012 at 8:26am

I put that cat pic up Ian, and Loren, I think it's cat-rate!!! :)

Comment by Ian Mason on December 24, 2012 at 7:50am

Is that a feline martial art, Joan? Kat Fu? Or a Catnam Style dance?

Comment by Loren Miller on December 24, 2012 at 7:45am

Hmmm ... that pose looks vaguely like a flying side thrust kick ... is that karate or cat-rate?

Comment by booklover on December 24, 2012 at 7:37am

Hello Kayla!

Great pictures everyone~ :)  I'm glad you had such a good day Joan!  We are going to my in-laws tonight.  Not my favorite place to be (lol) but my mother-in-law is a good cook and I like for my kids to get to be with their cousins. :)  My son (18) has to work until 6:30 p.m..  It's a grocery store, and I'm sure it will be crazy-busy!I love the coloring of this cat, and this 'pose' is adorable! lol

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 24, 2012 at 2:51am

Wonders of Life Trailer - BBC Two

Good night, sweet dreams. This has been a splendid day! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 24, 2012 at 1:12am

Kayla, what a pretty name. Gad to have you join our little group of loving, caring, compassionate people. You will find a warm place here and some smiles and even some giggles. 

 

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