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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 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

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 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

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on August 29, 2012 at 2:35am

I wish! 

If you read the "Crank Mail" section in Freethought Today, you'll see that they're still breeding and passing the hate along to their children.  I wonder if there's a gene for that.  One that could be snipped off chromosomes before meiosis...

Comment by Plinius on August 29, 2012 at 2:28am

You 'd have thought that sort died out by now...

Comment by sk8eycat on August 29, 2012 at 2:22am

Unbelievably appalling!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/republican-cnn-attack-anim...

An attendee at the Republican National Convention was allegedly thrown out of the convention center in Tampa on Tuesday after throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and saying, "this is how we feed the animals."

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Another walking advertisement for retroactive birth control.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 28, 2012 at 11:55pm

Thanks, Joan, that derivation of "politics" is my favorite pseudoetymology. ("It really bugs me when I can't remember the entomology of a word.")

"Goodness gracious" and "Agnus Dei" reminded me of the Monk's Aria from P.D.Q. Bach's Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice:

... Mea culpa kyrie elei-
Sonny Tufts et Allah in Pompeii;
Donna nobis pacem cum what mei;
Agnus and her sister Doris Dei;
Lord, have mercy on my so...lo. ...

Comment by Ian Mason on August 28, 2012 at 11:44pm
Comment by Ian Mason on August 28, 2012 at 11:39pm

It also appears as gracious sakes alive and goodness gracious, Agnes, the latter partly drawn from the Latin words in the Mass, Agnus Dei . . . miserere nobis, ''lamb of God . . . have mercy on us,'' referring in that case to Jesus as sacrificial lamb

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/16/magazine/the-way-we-live-now-6-16...

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2012 at 10:42pm

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gHbYJfwFgOU

via Patricia

Bill Nye gives a heartfelt plea to parents to believe what they will, but do not saddle children with false belief in a 6,000 year old Earth, denying reality of infinite time and space, and deluding them to believe in things that have not been supported by evidence. The world needs children growing up with a clear understanding of facts of mathematics and science and eschew fables and myths told for generations as true. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2012 at 10:06pm

booklover, I couldn't find the whole quote of "Goodness Gracious Godness Agnes!"

The "To market" one was in nursery rhyme books I read to my kids when they were small. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2012 at 9:53pm

 Grinning Cat, Great definition. 

politics = 

"poly-", many, +

"ticks", bloodsuckers

I listened to the radio interview and found the mine executive insensitive to the claims of miners' objection to "mandatory" attendance at rally. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2012 at 9:02pm
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog.
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.
 

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