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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27, 2017. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26, 2017. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2012 at 11:07pm
Alan your book looks interesting! I will add it to my Amazon wish list. It's always growing longer!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 5, 2012 at 11:06pm

Good night, all. I have to get up early to vote. Thanks for the comments.

Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2012 at 9:14pm
Loren has some wonderful writing in the Scifi/Fantasy Fan Fiction Writers and Readers group Sk8eycat!
Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2012 at 9:11pm
Loren I really love that image you posted!
Booklover cool pope as fry head - good one.
Thanks Grinning Cat for the Democrat GIF.
Comment by Lillie on November 5, 2012 at 9:07pm

I don't like mornings either but it does help to get my hour back.

Comment by Lillie on November 5, 2012 at 9:04pm

The pope sells religion like McDonald's sells fries.

Comment by Alan Michael Wilt on November 5, 2012 at 5:05pm

If you're up for a good read (if I say so myself), I'd like to share the news that my novel, "The Holy Family," is now available in paperback and digital editions.

Dale McGowan, author of the forthcoming "Atheism for Dummies," had this to say about "The Holy Family": "'The Holy Family' is a rich and engrossing story, elegant and moving. Though it takes place on the epic stage of religious belief and disbelief, the drama itself is simple, humane, and ultimately devastating as the title’s twin meanings gradually come into focus. A unique and deeply satisfying read."

There's plenty of information at this link, including how to purchase a copy. I'd love to hear from readers, and hope you'll feel free to discuss the book with other folks at Atheist Nexus.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 5, 2012 at 2:23pm

There are a couple, sk8eycat:


Come on by sometime. I have a couple posts in both groups.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 5, 2012 at 2:09pm

Loren...it's a good thing I don't drink coffee; just tea.  That graphic is painful enough as it is...'cause I have astigmatism.  Owtch!
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I have a question for you...there are so many groups in here anymore, that it's difficult to scroll through all of them to find a new one on a topic I'm interested in.  Do YOU know of any groups for SF and Fantasy readers?   NOT movies and TV fans.  I'd like to discuss Mercedes Lackey and Anne McCaffrey with people who are familiar with their work.  (And Heinlein, Spider Robinson, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and more.)  IS there such a group? 

(I loved Star Trek, but kept falling asleep halfway through TNG, and never bothered watching the other spin-offs. Same thing with Star Warts, and the filmed versions of Harry Potter....I just can't stay focused on the screen the same way I can on printed pages.  I've never attempted to even borrow a friend's Kindle, even though it's been offered many times.) 

Do you know of a group of SF readers?  Do ya?  Do ya?  Huh?

Frantic Felaine  (aka Frances Elaine)

 

Comment by sk8eycat on November 5, 2012 at 1:51pm

Booklover:  You srsly made me LOL! 

"You deserve a break today...from religion."

 

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