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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Sunday. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on January 27, 2012 at 12:52pm

The poll is now at 80% in agreement that the banner is unconstitutional.

Comment by Peter Cranny on January 27, 2012 at 12:49pm

As many will have noticed, the MSNBC poll about the Cranston School story was mentioned by P Z Myers and it's been well and truly Pharyngulated - great stuff but its still a bullshit survey and totally meaningless because the participants are all self-selecting.

Oh well, at least we stopped them getting another story about it tomorrow "Poll shows overwhelming support for school prayer banner" - which is obviously what they wanted.

Comment by Jason Fleming on January 27, 2012 at 9:49am

The results on that survey are currently running about 60/40 on the side of the Establishment Clause. I wonder what the results would be on a similar Fox News Survey.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 22, 2012 at 1:52pm

Another plug for Will Self. This time "Liver", 4 novellas of varying length about that particular organ and touching on drink, drugs, asissted suicide, miracle cures and a modern Prometheus. Read in under 24 hours!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 21, 2012 at 12:15pm

@Ian Mason: Yes, to both, but it was a long time ago.  I still have Spike Milligan's Puckoon stashed away somewhere. I should dig it out and reread it.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2012 at 7:54am

Just read Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy". Lots of sentimental Irish nationalism and Catholicism but also a description of a suprisingly enlightened juvenile penal system in the years 1941-43. Enjoyed it and can recommend it.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2012 at 7:52am

I love those puns, Sk8eycat. Every read any Piers Anthony or Spike Milligan?

Comment by sk8eycat on January 14, 2012 at 8:39pm

@Steve

LOL!  Thanks! (And I just remembered a dreadful pun from one of spider robinson's stories. 

A "Mad Scientist" invented a self-reproducing, mammalian robot that could nurse its offspring.  It had tanks for the mammaries.

Go to full-size image

[ducks for cover - skitters out of room]

Comment by sk8eycat on January 14, 2012 at 2:09pm

@Steve: Thanks for the condolencces.  I've loved Pyrex cookware all my life, and the loss of one piece is sort of like losing a friend.

The good news is that it didn't shatter completely, and when it slipped out of my hand, it hit the side of the sink near the garbahzhe disposal, so any little splinters went down the drain.

But yesterday was a weird day all over.  Lots of stupid little things happened...the stupidest was that just about the time the grocery delivery guy arrived at 4PM, I developed a bad case of the shakes...loss of coordination, etc.  I'd been so freaked out all day that I forgot to eat, and my blood sugar was down there with Basement Cat.

Well, now I do have a freezer full of food, and I should make a belated resolution not to pay attention to other people's stupidstitions.

I'm now going to start another discussion: Jessica Ahlquist, in Rhode Island is being threatened (anonymously, of course) about the lawsuit over the school "prayer banner."

Comment by Chris Dodds on January 13, 2012 at 10:56pm

ATTENTION EVERYONE!!  I would just like to say this, if the Broncos win the Super Bowl, I'll post a video of myself on this network Tebowing.

 

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