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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Wednesday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 Joan Denoo on March 19, 2016 at 12:23am

Ruth, you have good reason to be a bit depressed for a few days, and I join you. Prospects do not look good for a healthy future for our nation and for the Earth. If the worst case scenario develops into reality, we can only hope to be a voice of freedom and justice in a freedumb and unjust world. 

In the meantime, I will do all I can to educate people about the reasons our monetary system is corrupt, what needs to change, and the steps to establish a more humane life. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 18, 2016 at 10:34pm

What with our wonderful US politics and the planetary temperature spike, I've been a bit depressed for a few days.

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 18, 2016 at 10:31pm

You introduced me to a new word, Bertold.

Not knowing the difference between freedom, and fascism is common freedumb lover trait.

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 18, 2016 at 9:40am

I agree, Loren - I guess it comes under the He who pays the piper calls the tune department. Because freedumb.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 18, 2016 at 9:32am

That was impressive, Bertold, though I would have been more impressed if it hadn't amounted to little more than an Intel commercial.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 18, 2016 at 9:23am
Comment by Randall Smith on March 16, 2016 at 7:08am

My daughter and her 3 kids are visiting Legoland in Chicago today, as a matter of fact! Maybe it's not called "Legoland", but something like that. Spring break.

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 15, 2016 at 8:45pm

It'll be a wonderful world when this is someone's biggest problem as they pass the century mark:

"When you turn 100 and you can't play with Legos anymore" - LEGO package with "Ages 4-99"; woman with her 100th birthday cake, not looking very happy(Though I'm sure that woman has broken many an arbitrary rule in her day! Thanks to Ruth for passing along the picture to me.)

Comment by Plinius on March 15, 2016 at 8:41am

Thanks Ian, I love info like that!

Comment by Plinius on March 15, 2016 at 8:31am

Geography lesson of the day:

It's all the Netherlands, the low countries, Joan. Holland is an old name meaning woodland (houtland), but there's not much left of the prehistoric woods. The name Holland is still in use for two provinces next to the sea, North-Holland with Amsterdam in it and South-Holland with Leiden and Rotterdam.

 

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