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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 9, 2015 at 1:45pm

Here's a link to the photo/meme I posted.  I hope this helps.

http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/57890349.jpg

It's strange that some photos aren't showing up for people.  I never have any problems. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 9, 2015 at 1:37pm

Congratulations, Mindy!

(Carl, I'm not seeing your picture either.)

Bertold, I mentioned the George Carlin quote yesterday in "Dogmatic Atheism".

Comment by Ian Mason on January 9, 2015 at 11:57am

Congratulations to you and your husband, Mindy.

Will keep an eye out for that author, Randall. I love discovering a new (to me) writer.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 9, 2015 at 11:24am

Happy Anniversary, Mindy, to you and your husband!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 9, 2015 at 10:05am

27 years.  Good on you Mindy.  And, I agree about the trade-off.

Joan, you have a Mac computer don't you?  I don't know a whole lot about computers, but perhaps that's the reason you can see my pictures more often than others.  Mac to Mac.  Anyone that knows computers, tell me if that's a reasonable thought or no.

Comment by Plinius on January 9, 2015 at 9:21am

Congrats Mindy! And wishes for 27 happy years more!

Comment by Steph S. on January 9, 2015 at 9:18am

Congrats on your wedding anniversary Mindy. I hope you guys have a wonderful celebration.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 9, 2015 at 7:55am

Congrats Mindy!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 9, 2015 at 7:54am

Loved it, Ian!  No luck on your site, Carl.

For you readers out there, Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife (among others), has a new book out: The Human Age. Really good! It's about our brave new world in reality. Insightful and full of information. What a writer she is!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 9, 2015 at 7:01am

Good one, Ian. (Someone else here just recently posted a George Carlin quote noting that god always needs money.)

 

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