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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 on Saturday. 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 booklover on November 7, 2012 at 8:30pm

Love your message from the queen Joan!  lol

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 8:26pm

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

"To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II."

Thanks to Michael Yon

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 8:20pm

The Flying Atheist, I am usually the last one in a group to get a punch line or recognize sarcasm, or catch on to "Onion" stuff. I wanted to be sure I had'n't missed something about "where's the girl". Yes, I agree you often use, "off-the-wall humor" and just be patient with me; I am known as not having a sense of humor but I think long-time friends will attest to my getting better. 

Comment by booklover on November 7, 2012 at 8:09pm

Patricia and Ian, thanks for the congrats!  I'm so happy President Obama was re-elected!  Glad to hear other countries like the outcome!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2012 at 7:02pm

Joan, nothing serious about or cruelly meant with that video.  Just a peculiar little video with an unexpected outcome.  It caught me off guard and made me chuckle.  I've always appreciated off-the-wall humor.          

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 4:19pm

Patricia, thanks for the "It Gets Better - Royal Canadian Mounted Police (BC)" video. Excellent interviews. 

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 4:07pm

The Flying Atheist, what does mean? Just a stupid prank for the "fun" of it? or demonstrating cruel treatment by law enforcement? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2012 at 3:11pm

Something completely different....

Comment by Ian Mason on November 7, 2012 at 2:51pm

Congratulations, America. Most of the conservatives in this part of the world supported Obama, or at least couldn't bring themselves to support Romney.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 7, 2012 at 2:18pm

@Chris Dodds: In California (and I don''t know how many other states) you can apply for Permanent Absentee Voter status no matter what.  You don't have to be planning an out-of-town trip, or be permanently disabled, or anything.  You just have to contact your county Registrar of Voters, and ask how you can do it.  Depends on where you live. Some states don't allow that, but as I said about Washington and Oregon, EVERYBODY votes by mail, and it saves the states a lot of money and trouble. 

If you know anyone who's ever volunteered as a poll worker, you know they get a stipend, and work their tails off setting up, working ALL day, and then packing up after the polls close.  It's NOT fun.

If you can't make a party out of it, voting in the privacy of your home is much more relaxing.

 

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