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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by sk8eycat on March 10, 2014 at 1:44am

There  were a couple of small quakes near Eureka some hours  before the big one hit offshore.  Seismologists said for years the there were no such things as "pre-quakes."  WRONG!

What scares me is that the southern end of the San Andreas has been "locked" for much too long...it makes a "dog-leg" about 50 miles north of us. I DO NOT WANT to be here when that lets go...as it will some day.

WHAT?!? 6.9 on teh Richter Scale? DO NOT WANT!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2014 at 1:39am

If my Google Earth is correct, the quakes occurred off the northern coast of CA near Eureka. There was a whole swarm of them along that fault line. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 10, 2014 at 1:18am

Chris, I'm really glad Cosmos is going to be broadcast world-wide.  I hope you enjoy it. Did you see the 1980 version with Carl Sagan?  I only saw it for the first time about three or four years ago when I rented the DVD's.  I missed it the first time around in 1980.   

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 10, 2014 at 1:13am

It's just past 1:00 AM here in Chicago, Sk8eycat.  I was just looking at the news headlines and saw that there have been earthquakes north and south of you. 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/10/us-usa-quake-california-i...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/10/us-quake-mexico-idUSBREA2...

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_25306804/two-earthquakes...

I hope these don't trigger an effect by you.  I'm thinking about you.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 10, 2014 at 1:07am

Aaackkk!  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Right where the San Andreas Fault intersects with another one...nobody's said anything about a coast-travelling tsunami...yet.

Comment by Plinius on March 10, 2014 at 12:58am

Will be here in a week, I'll watch it.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 9, 2014 at 11:13pm

Anyone else watching the new, updated "Cosmos" tonight?  It's beautiful, but, oh!  I miss Carl Sagan!  He wasn't the easiest person to get along with according to the people I knew at KCET who actually worked with him, but it was his production, and he wanted it just right.  He got what he wanted, and I'm still so proud of helping to raise the funds to get it on the air.

"Evolution is a FACT."  Immortal words.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 9, 2014 at 1:56pm

Sondheim! Sorry :(

"Go on, show us another one" Hahahahah :D

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 9, 2014 at 1:41pm

Carl, that was so funny. I couldn't stop laughing! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 9, 2014 at 1:34pm

Joan, that Rowan Atkinson video is so hilarious. 

 

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