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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 Loren Miller on July 12, 2012 at 8:17pm

Re: Tony's input:

All I can think of are thousands of frogs on tiny crutches.
-- Kermit the Frog, "The Muppet Movie"

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 12, 2012 at 8:10pm

LOL! Frog, the other white meat. :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 12, 2012 at 7:52pm

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 12, 2012 at 7:40pm

This the one, Idaho Spud?

Comment by booklover on July 12, 2012 at 7:11pm

Patricia, that's great!!!

Comment by booklover on July 12, 2012 at 7:11pm

Thanks Write4U!  So sweet. :)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 12, 2012 at 6:34pm

Ruth: Ew!  It reminds be of a member of the ACA group I belonged to years ago telling us about his alcoholic mother serving rabbit for Easter dinner.  She told her (very young at that time) children that they were eating the Easter bunny.

@Idaho: Ew, too.  Heh.  There were some jokes in the very first Muppet Movie about a frog leg restaurant chain...I think they were hunting Kermit because they wanted him to be their spokesman (as if he would!), but he was afaid they just wanted his legs. 

Gad!  That was a LONG time ago!

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 12, 2012 at 5:56pm

Gross, but funny!  Reminds me of one that my Mother liked that greatly surprised me because she had never before indicated a liking for that kind of thing.  I can't find it at the moment, but I found one in French (I'm guessing), titled "Today's special - Frog Legs"  Sorry I don't know how to put the picture here, but the site with it on is:

http://www.funnychill.com/media/766/Frog_Legs/

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 12, 2012 at 5:29pm

A bit gross

Comment by Patricia on July 12, 2012 at 5:21pm

My 'kids' are 43, 41, 37....they are getting older.....I however....AM NOT......hahaha!!!

I volunteered at the extended care facility at the hospital, & at the local library.....great way to spend your time. 

 

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