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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 4:45pm

Dallas, all these photos have great ideas, a wonderful way to find new and different ways to gardening. 

As to how the gourds grew up over the frame, it is very simple, as they grow, lace them up through support nets. I have never done this style, but I have built a frame and put netting on it to grow vine crops vertically. It is the same principle. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 4:40pm

Dallas, based on principle, I would say the gourds, if they are living plants, had plenty of food (they are heavy feeders), and lots of water. My uncles grew giant pumpkins when I was a kid, and they always won at the county fair. They really kept them well fed and watered. They used straw from the barn which had lots of cow manure. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 11, 2012 at 3:54pm

The gourd arbor looks natural to me, unlike the foodie site pictures. I'd love to touch the meowtain, but the alert kitties probably only stayed piled up a few seconds.

Thanks, all. Sorry I haven't been around.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 11, 2012 at 3:18pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 11, 2012 at 11:49am

I, too, think the KKK is horrible, as well as anyone that do such things to their fellow humans.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 11, 2012 at 11:36am

Tony, I love those beautiful gourds, squash, & melons on the arbor.  Saved that pix to remind me to try that if I ever get some land.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 11, 2012 at 11:31am

Wouldn't want to meet that Canadian street gang.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 11, 2012 at 10:07am

I don't know Melinda. Could very well be. Also could be staged. It's from a "foodie" site, Slice of Life. They post photos that are staged. Some more examples;

and this;

another one;

all these are beautiful still life type photos, so they are staged. Just makes me wonder if the gourds/melons are also.

Whatever, it is beautiful. I like it!

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 11, 2012 at 9:21am

A gourd/squash/melon arbor. My question, how did they do that? Get them to grow that way?

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 2:13am

Ian, what a horrid thing to happen to that man! How cruel. Jeez from where do they, KKK, think in those terms? It is just beyond my understanding. Well, we know the Radical Right is way off base, but I had no idea that far off. 
Steph, a nice scene for going off to bed.
Patricia, those bears look so warm and cuddly, even as I know better. 

Well, it is bedtime and I have had a wonderful day. The snow is so pretty and today we had blue skies. Bitterly cold and very beautiful. 

Night, Night. 



 

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