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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

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

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Randall Smith on March 23, 2016 at 7:36am

I still have another willow-- not all is lost. You're right, Carl, about the root system. I won't miss the catalpa with it's caterpillars every other summer.

Looks like Bernie did alright in Tuesday's primary/caucus.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 22, 2016 at 10:27am

Willow trees have always been one of my favorites.  Their beautiful, billowing branches portray the perfect summer tree, swaying and dancing in the summer breezes.  There was one across the street from my childhood home and it was fun to watch during windy thunderstorms.  They need a lot of ground to grow in because of their extensive root system.  They can cause lots of problems with sewage pipes and building foundations in crowded urban areas.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 22, 2016 at 7:55am

Too bad about the catalpa tree, Randy. My grandpa had a couple of yooooooge ones on his farm, and they were magnificent.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 22, 2016 at 7:37am

It hurts to do, but I'm having some trees topped and/or removed from my yard this week. A catalpa tree is hollowed out at the base and could fall on the house. And a huge willow tree is out of control with dead limbs falling all the time. Some apple trees are being pruned, which isn't so bad. At least I'll get a little firewood out of them all. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 20, 2016 at 1:16pm

I saw no sample photos on that link, Ian.

We had to put our heat back on, after being off for  ... was it two weeks? I feel bad for the wild birds and flowering trees caught in these fluctuations too, k.h. ky.

I understand Autumn has brought no relief to Australia.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 20, 2016 at 1:14pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 20, 2016 at 10:03am

Thanks, Ian.

Yes, Happy Spring to all. 

Comment by Randall Smith on March 20, 2016 at 8:14am

Surely, good will triumph over evil, although I wonder, especially after the Bush/Cheney years. I wonder who Trump would choose for VP--another Sarah Palin? Perish the thought.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 20, 2016 at 6:21am

Do you suppose that Donald Trump understands that, if he is elected president (Please, NO!), he becomes the leader of ALL of the United States, not just those who support him at his rallies, but those who protest against him?  Does he get that dissension is at least as important an element of democracy as agreement is?

The rather obvious answer is no, and I doubt Donnie is even aware of that.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 20, 2016 at 5:38am

Happy Vernal Equinox.

 

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