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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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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 Plinius on November 2, 2012 at 9:33am

ROFLOL Booklover!

Comment by sk8eycat on November 2, 2012 at 7:35am

The Blondie Halloween strip again...or if that didn't work, here's the link:

http://www.blondie.com/strip.php?month=10&year=2012&comic=2...

 

Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 10:39pm

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 1, 2012 at 10:19pm

Yes, thanks, Ian, for Data's "Ode to Spot", and the dangers of drug-sniffing work... and Booklover, that reflective cat is great!

Sorry this is a little late, but relevant to the season:

["Blondie" from Oct. 31. In case the image disappears:
Elmo trick-or-treating, wearing a TV housing over his head: "Careful, Mr. B... treat-gobbling Emory here is a cozy friend of 'big candy'! Plus last year he voted three times to ring neighbors' doorbells and run! Can we really trust this sugar-scarfing flip-flopper?"
Blondie to Dagwood: "So you think Elmo had the scariest costume ever?!" He replies, "Yeah, he dressed up as a campaign commercial!!!"]

Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 6:02pm

Ian - love your Data from Star Trek picture. He was my favorite character from the Next Generation. I also like that funny dog.

Booklover - Love the black cat you posted. Beautiful!

Sounds like you had a fun night.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 1, 2012 at 6:02pm

LOL Thanks for Ode to Spot, Ian! I only got half a dozen trick or treat visitors this year.

sk8eycat, I felt guilty giving out the miniature treats that were sold in grocery stores this year. You're right, it's nothing like when I was a kid and we actually got candy about half a full sized bar. But full sized bars were bigger then too.

I was p#ssed that the only pumpkin pie spice my store had was a tiny half-size container at twice the price of full sized ones not so long ago.

So many people locally are still without power, it being promised in 7 to 10 days, that we've started looking on line at generators. There will be a next time.

Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 6:00pm

Grumpy cat is funny.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 5:16pm

Ian, that poor animal! Is it OK? I do hope he isn't as bad as he appears. A good story line for the photos.  

Comment by Ian Mason on November 1, 2012 at 3:54pm

Comment by Ian Mason on November 1, 2012 at 5:19am
 

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