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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 booklover on October 13, 2012 at 2:11pm

I Love the Cat-Dispenser pic! lol and the pumpkin-fireplace is really clever!

Comment by sk8eycat on October 13, 2012 at 1:53pm

Joan, I love the "I'm Sorry" demonstration...very cool and courageous of those people.

Ruth....I'm still LOLing at "the Cat Dispenser."  Thanks!  (I think we have a few of those, but they're covered with mini-blinds.)

Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 1:38pm
Love the Lolcat Ruth and good afternoon everyone!
Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 1:38pm
Getting the oil changed and car inspected for the car today. Will get caught up here and post some good pictures!
Thanks booklover, Joan and Tony for the awesome pictures!
Love them!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 13, 2012 at 1:04pm

Thanks, booklover, Joan and Tony for cheering my morning.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2012 at 12:55pm

I should have explained the photo, "I'm sorry!" It was a group of Christians at a Gay Pride parade. More information is on the site, "There is good in the world, real honest good!"

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2012 at 12:45pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2012 at 12:38pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F5lbMrCj80&feature=player_embedded

"There is good in this world, real honest good"

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 13, 2012 at 12:32pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2012 at 12:27pm

 

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