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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris yesterday. 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

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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

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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 Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 6:12pm

*hands Paula earplugs and Valerian* - that is exactly the party that should be the 'anti-stupid' but... it too has been co-opted, which is why I'm listed UNA/Independent...

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 6:11pm

I tell ya sk8eycat and Joe, I am expecting full blown civil war to bust out any day, there's so much disrespect for a standing president and I honestly believe that's because of his name and his skin color. I mean correct me if I'm wrong but my husband and I were discussing this very thing this morning before we saw the Obama effigy in the news, that we could not remember news anchors and reporters calling any other sitting President Mr. So and So but all the time you hear these assholes completely disrespect President Obama by calling him 'Mr. Obama'! We seriously can't recall any other President being so disrespected in the media and honestly as much as I hated President Bush, he was always Mr. President and I can't remember anyone calling him Mr. Bush...

Comment by Paula W on June 8, 2012 at 5:53pm
I'm at the Democratic state convention, but it feels like I'm in church. They have a gospel choir playing. =/
Comment by Joe Meyer on June 8, 2012 at 5:25pm

We are living in The Crazy Years. (Anyone who has read Robert A. Heinlein's "Future History" stories knows what that means.  A theocratic dictatorship by the next 10 - 20 years.  With any luck, I'll be dead by then.)

Has anyone considered a split in the thinking of the country almost as important as the Civil War was? I sometimes wonder if progressive will win out, or have to  co exist with the Theocratic beliefs.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 8, 2012 at 2:55pm

Comment by Lillie on June 8, 2012 at 2:26pm

I think Wisconsin was a "dress rehearsal" for the national election in November, and it doesn't look good for anyone with even the slightest progressive sympathies.

I am terrified you are right.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 8, 2012 at 1:03pm

Tammy, I think the Walker jock straps (supporters) spent 8 to 10 times as much as his opponents could scrape up.  One disgusting aspect of the mess is that the national Democratic party didn't help as much as they could have, and they waited till the last minute to do anything at all.

I think Wisconsin was a "dress rehearsal" for the national election in November, and it doesn't look good for anyone with even the slightest progressive sympathies.

We are living in The Crazy Years. (Anyone who has read Robert A. Heinlein's "Future History" stories knows what that means.  A theocratic dictatorship by the next 10 - 20 years.  With any luck, I'll be dead by then.)

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 7:12am

What was the spending difference? I think Walker spent around 30 million funded by the Citizens United decision/err I mean the Koch Brothers...

Comment by Pamela on June 8, 2012 at 6:46am
Damn "so hard". Still can't type on an iPhone.
Comment by Pamela on June 8, 2012 at 6:45am
Ooooo Alan Rickman! My favorite. I saw him in Seminar on Broadway in March. Third row seat.....so close!! And yeah, he's still hot. And I got to hear him deliver the BEST line: "She sucked my balls do hard, I saw stars give birth to planets!"
 

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