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We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 5 hours ago. 10 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2013 at 10:46am

Balloon furniture -ouch! Thanks for the snipe pic.

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:42am

sk8eycat there's a Common Snipe picture for you.

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:40am

sk8eycat, I would love for you to re-post your invisible animals to my Wildlife and Bird group. We would enjoy that.

I can put the links here for you.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/wildlife

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/birding-birders-and-all-things-birds

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:37am

Love the cat cartoon booklover.

Comment by dr kellie on January 12, 2013 at 7:03am

I never knew snipe hunting was a prompt for finding a make out spot, but I do remember many fun nights taking girls on snipe hunts.  It was always funny and usually ended in a herd of girls screaming and laughing and running through the woods.

Comment by Plinius on January 12, 2013 at 3:28am

Wonderful pics Sk8eycat! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 12, 2013 at 1:01am

Steph, should I re-post the "invisible" animals to your Animals group?  I have a similar link for "invisible" owls, too.

Ruth, I think the snipe is white with a long skinny beak. 

I used to think snipes were a myth...sending innocent teens out on a "snipe hunt" was an unfunny prank played on camping trips... "snipe hunting" also meant driving to some secluded spot to "make out"  As in going to the "submarine races."

That was the mid-1950s.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 11, 2013 at 11:41pm

Thanks, sk8eycat, that's cool!  I never found the snipe.

Mailbox cat was great too! LOL

Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 10:42pm
Oh I love it! Beautiful bird photo sk8eycat!
Yeah - thanks to Darwin!
Comment by sk8eycat on January 11, 2013 at 9:54pm

Spot the "invisible" animals: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253701/Invisible-animals-T...

Proof again that whatever works, survives.  (THANK you, C. Darwin!)

I love this kind of stuff!

 

 

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