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Comment by sk8eycat on September 7, 2012 at 2:53am

Joan, may I Copy your "evolution" post, and e-mail it to some of my friends?  The Judeo/Christian myths are so outrageously unbelievable when you stand back and compare them to the simple logic of natural selection.  That was one of the main factors that turned off my efforts to believe about 50 years ago.  I just couldn't swallow the "Jesus" stories any more. 

I was also taking Catholic instruction at the time because I was engaged to a Catholic, and conversion was a condition for making the engagement official, and going ahead with the wedding.  I had never heard of unconditional love at that time. But I nearly gagged at the transubstantiation dogma..."drink my blood, eat my flesh"...ew...started thinking for myself for a change, and realized that he was trying to force me to be somebody I wasn't.  So I told him to marry somebody else, and never regretted it.

And I kept on reading and learning.  And having fun.

Comment by Plinius on September 7, 2012 at 1:02am

Good morning! I think that cat is very sensitive to touch; it cannot help its reaction, like we cannot when we are tickled. I've known cats who had to scratch or salivate when combed.  But it's a very funny video!

Rant away Steph! It's embarrassing how these people behave!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2012 at 10:54pm
Comment by Steph S. on September 6, 2012 at 10:22pm
Sweet dreams to you Tony! And everyone here!
Have a good day at work tomorrow. Yeah it's nice in the mornings - soon fall will be here.
Comment by Tony Carroll on September 6, 2012 at 10:19pm

Going to bed now. Suppose to be 70 when I get up. Perfect weather to walk to work in, which I'm planning to do. Pleasant dreams, one and all.

Comment by Steph S. on September 6, 2012 at 8:50pm

Here is the video and you can see how angry the audience is and how the vote obviously did NOT pass.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/09/05/jerusalem_and_god...

Comment by Steph S. on September 6, 2012 at 8:48pm

Ok - getting caught up on the other pictures - I love that post about Evolution Tony  - kinda looks like Futurama (the way it's drawn).

Booklover I love the cats and the death ray - very funny.

And Joan - that's telling them! You need to go to that Democratic Convention and tell them all that - just what you said here and also make them know how upset we are with them for reinstating god in the platform. Those people make no sense!

Comment by Steph S. on September 6, 2012 at 8:45pm

Patricia I love the cute cat cartoon with the lady and Tony with your African Iris.

Yeah I'm upset with the Democratic Party too and that sham of a vote.

The nays won and he went ahead and passed it anyway - it's like they planned on passing it regardless.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 6, 2012 at 8:31pm

You all have been posting such fun stuff today, but I need to rant (sorry)

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My in-box has been crammed with begging e-mails from every pol who has my addy.  I just sent the following to ALL of them (not that I expect it to change anything, but it makes me feel better):
 
I'm not donating another dime until:
 
1) "god" (WHICH one?) is removed from the DNC platform.
2) Antonio Villaraigosa makes an apology for that farce of a voice vote Wednesday.
3) everybody makes it clear to the American people that our constitution is a SECULAR document with no mention of any gods whatsoever.
 
It would also be refreshing if just ONE speaker could refrain from "god-blessing" everything in sight.
 
Frances Elaine (See? I come by "Felaine" honestly )
Address
City, State, Zip
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Now I'll go check out that "death ray" 

Thanks.

Comment by booklover on September 6, 2012 at 7:08pm

What Joan said!!!!!!

 

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