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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 8:57pm
Oh yay! Black cats - just what I love to look at! : ) just love animals!
Thanks so much Booklover and Tony.
Love black panthers - so cool!
Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 8:55pm
Well Booklover you did the most important job of all and raised a wonderful family and also taking care of a home and all that good stuff. I think things will fall into place for you. You will find the career for you.
Paula good luck on your job hunt.
Comment by Tony Carroll on October 13, 2012 at 8:48pm

Now THIS is a real black cat!!!

Comment by Paula T. on October 13, 2012 at 8:05pm

Thanks, booklover!  I was at home while my sons were young and any work I did was around their school and sports schedules.

I sort of fell into the decision to become a librarian and am still looking for a full time position - hopefully one I had a phone interview for which is in the same academic library I work in now  *fingers crossed*  I hate the thought of paying back student loans for the rest of my life, but I knew I didn't want to file papers/answers phones or ask "paper or plastic" for the rest of my life!  Hopefully, you can find something you love to do and can make some $$!!

Comment by Paula T. on October 13, 2012 at 8:02pm

booklover, I read The Pillars of the Earth...it's a great book!  I watched the mini-series a couple of years ago and it was watch-worthy, but there were some major changes to the story.  Have you read the sequel to Pillars?

Comment by Paula T. on October 13, 2012 at 7:55pm

I know that feeling, booklover!  I love my work as a librarian, but some patrons can really test my patience.  I sometimes mutter under my breath "I hate people"  lol

We had quite a bit of rain here today, Steph.  Cold and windy.  At least we can assume it is warmer in Texas than in Detroit right now!

Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 7:47pm
Love that Booklover! You guys always make my day! I have catitude too!
Same here Booklover.
It's pouring cats and dogs here. Thus the picture. : )
Comment by Steph S. on October 13, 2012 at 6:44pm

Pouring rain here.

Getting caught up on errands and stuff.

Love that booklover! That is a cute cat.

Joan those are great pics.

Hope everyone is doing good today.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2012 at 6:33pm

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