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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

grooming minds (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 10. 20 Replies

There are likely very few among those who frequent Atheist Nexus who would argue against the idea that indoctrinating children with religion is at minimum less than moral or ethical and more likely considered child abuse. Personally, I have aligned…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, child abuse, indoctrination, education

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Aug 2. 2 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

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Comment by Loren Miller on November 20, 2015 at 5:18pm

BERWYN?!? [chuckle!]

Comment by Pat on November 20, 2015 at 3:56pm

Carl, I just recently saw The Ghost and Mr. Chicken on "Svengoolie." And, I wasn't even in Berwyn!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 20, 2015 at 8:34am
I really enjoyed Pleasantville as well. One of my favorite movies is The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, another Don Knotts film. It's a childhood favorite that I own on DVD.
Comment by Loren Miller on November 20, 2015 at 8:05am

I think Pleasantville has no small resonance for us as well, Bertold.  Making the transition from the "pleasant" (and frequently not so pleasant!) fiction of religion to a more satisfying if also more complicated real-world POV is very much what we are about and something Pleasantville gave powerful expression to.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 20, 2015 at 7:56am

Pleasantville was an amazing film. The first time I saw it, I thought I was in for a lame piece of fluff, but it developed a hell of a bite real fast. The gradual intro of color and reprise of courtroom scenes from To Kill a Mockingbird were brilliant.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 20, 2015 at 7:53am

I did indeed see Don in Pleasantville, and his was a wonderful touch to a movie I enjoy a lot.  That story, though, to put it at its mildest, was disturbing.

Comment by Greyfax Grimwald on November 20, 2015 at 7:07am

Is that the prequel to the TV series Smallville?

Comment by Randall Smith on November 20, 2015 at 7:04am

Insecure in life, insecure on stage. Poor Don. Did you ever see him in the movie, Pleasantville? A great movie, by the way.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 20, 2015 at 6:14am

For those of you who grew up with The Andy Griffith Show or watched the antics between Steve Allen and Don Knotts, this vignette, courtesy of delanceyplace.com, will doubtless come as something of a shock.  It sure did to me.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 19, 2015 at 2:05pm

Wonderful video, Loren!  Lots of fun.  I elected to take a jazz dance class in college for the sole reason to get out of having to participate in marching band.  Believe me, I am NO dancer!  But it was fun.   

 

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