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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 k.h. ky on March 14, 2016 at 12:23pm
Good one Chris : )
Comment by Plinius on March 14, 2016 at 8:35am

I hope Bernie Sanders can spread his outlook, the USA needs it from what I can see. Now and then I pass the memorial plaque about the religious nutters you're stuck with, how they travelled from  Delfshaven via Plymouth to the USA. Then I think that we should have kept them in the nuthouse.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 14, 2016 at 7:47am
Chris, that is good news. Over here, we have a presidential candidate that is a Jew, but declares, "I am not actively involved with organized religion. I think everyone believes in God in their own ways. To me, it means that all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together." Bernie Sanders
Evidently, his humanistic outlook is approved by his many followers, according to his positive poll numbers and voting results.
Comment by Plinius on March 14, 2016 at 2:03am

According to an xtian poll, many people here have dropped the religious. In the Netherlands over 80% of the people never visit a church and 25% calls her/himself an atheist. How my fundie parents would have hated these results!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 13, 2016 at 7:59am
Carl and Joan, Jane Olivor reminds me of Karen Carpenter. PBS has been running a fund raiser segment on The Carpenters. Poor Karen was a tragedy, but she had a lovely voice.
Happy Daylight Savings Time beginning, although it'll take me several days to adjust!
Comment by k.h. ky on March 12, 2016 at 11:17pm
Love the dog show Carl : )
Joan, hate it about the accident. Deer will run into a moving vehicle. A deer hit my car a few years ago and the deer didn't even lose it's footing. I drive a small car and wasn't driving fast so the deer may have been OK. My car wasn't. Over six thousand dollars in repairs. I was very lucky it wasn't totaled.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 12, 2016 at 6:35pm

I'm not a music enthusiast and I enjoyed "The Right Garden" sung by Jane Olivor from her Stay the Night album. The lyrics led me to another of her songs. She and Johnny Mathis make a nice pair. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 12, 2016 at 4:25pm

Sorry, Ian.  The video must not be available in all countries.

It's just a nice song I like from 1978.

Perhaps you can search and find a copy that works for you.

"The Right Garden" sung by Jane Olivor from her Stay the Night album.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 12, 2016 at 4:19pm

Can't see the video I'm afraid, Carl but having a good weekend all the same. I hope you are too.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 12, 2016 at 3:58pm

Will do, Donald.  I hope you fare well. 

 

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