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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 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 Apr 25. 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

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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

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 2:15pm
Joan that is breathtaking! I would spend most of my time there to watch the ducks!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 1:46pm

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 1:20pm

Wow, Joan.  What a treasure you have one block from your house.  The photos are beautiful.  I'm very envious!  Whenever I have daydreamed of being a multimillionaire, I've ALWAYS envisioned myself living on a large estate with beautiful surrounding gardens like that.  Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 23, 2012 at 1:16pm

What a beautiful park Joan.  I'd love to spend time there.  I have ducks and geese fly over my house often also, and I enjoy watching them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 23, 2012 at 12:55pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 23, 2012 at 12:52pm

Idaho Spud, No, I don't have a cat myself, but I have a wildlife refuge in my back yard and every cat in the neighborhood knows about it and comes calling every day. They had regular patterns, some come once a day, others more frequently. I have set up bird feeders and water with cages around them so the birds can escape the pouncing cat, thus, I have the best of both worlds. And I don't have to take care of anything, other than fill bird food and water daily. If I don't, the birds have a lovely pond just a block away from my home. Ducks and geese nest to the east of my house and fly over every morning on the way to their pond. A lovely sight to see them in formation going about their daily routine. 

Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 11:38am

Thanks sk8eycat - that was interesting.

Hope all of you are having a good day.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 23, 2012 at 11:34am
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As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, it suddenly occurred to me that I don 't really care.
Think about this:
1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.
3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
4. A tortoise doesn 't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.
And you 're telling me to exercise? I don 't think so. I 'm retired. Go around me.
Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 8:41am

What a beautiful hummingbird picture you posted Tony.

I saw a hummingbird just the other day in the yard by one of the apple trees.

 

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