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Descartes' OTHER Job

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

Trying to keep your head above water financially as a philosopher must have been hard for Rene Descartes.  Got to make ends meet SOMEHOW, so...!Continue

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The Party of Lincoln Goes South (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

And so they have, in a big way, since Lincoln did his thing 150 years ago.  This business hasn't escaped the attention of American's Best Christian, either, and Ms. Bowers has no problem in holding forth with observations of her own about this…Continue

Tags: south, GOP, Republican, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover Apr 14. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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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

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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

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Comment by booklover on July 9, 2012 at 1:24pm

You are right sk8eycat, but I already unfriended her.  Someone who thought that her joke was in any way clever isn't someone who would get it if I turned it around.  That's why I'm so thankful for you guys and this forum.

Steph, I don't like FB either, but it does keep me in touch with my only sibling and her 2 kids, 10 and almost 13.  We play Scrabble and Words with friends and send jokes and stuff.  I also like to see the pics from college that my daughter puts up when she's there.  Otherwise I'd forget the whole thing!  Keep putting up your cute pics please! They give a lift to my day! :) Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 11:51am

Cool graphic Ruth! Thanks I enjoyed it.

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 11:50am

Sorry to hear that booklover. I refuse to be on Facebook myself. It's too much trouble. So I just have this site and I really like the people here.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 11:07am

Ruth, that's wierd...most of the symbols for the wildfire areas on that map look like cats.  (The rest look like army helmets.) Are they trying to tell us something?

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 10:58am

@booklover: I would rewrite that joke. Have the woman be a pushy fundie, proselytizing the little "wise little girl," and have the punchline be "How do you know there's a god if you don't know shit?"

Most atheists don't claim to know for certain that there are no gods; we've just never seen or heard of any verifiable evidence that any exist. And it's up to the person making the claim to provide the proof.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2012 at 10:50am

Patricia, the smoke drifting to BC Canada is more likely to be from fires in Wyoming and Montana. See the US Wildfire map.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2012 at 10:24am

Comment by booklover on July 9, 2012 at 8:11am

Aarrgggh.  I accepted a friend request on Facebook.  So I look at her page, and the first thing I see is a REALLY stupid story about an Atheist woman and a 'wise' little girl on a plane.  The Atheist woman says let's talk about how there is no god.  The little girl starts saying do you know that... and she goes on to tell how animals have different shapes of (sorry) poop.  The woman says no, and the little girl says "Well how do you know there is no god when you don't know shit?". REALLY?  And 96 people LIKED IT!!!!!!!  SERIOUSLY?  THAT is a wise story? I unfriended her right away.  Back to being a hermit I guess.  I can't stand the dumbasses, I really can't.

Comment by Patricia on July 8, 2012 at 6:29pm

Got at it this afternoon & copied everything from Judith Hayes Heretic site & into a file to print at leisure. I emailed a positive comment about her writings a few years ago, & she was kind enough to answer me right away. I have found one of her books which I will be ordering soon as well.

Comment by Steph S. on July 8, 2012 at 6:22pm

 

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