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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 Plinius on April 27, 2015 at 9:21am

No one but a xtian would claim someone else's lucky break, however small. I'd be livid too Randall.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 27, 2015 at 8:26am

Good to hear from you, Carl.  Please take care of YOU!

Comment by Randall Smith on April 27, 2015 at 7:59am
Yes, it's a relief to not only hear from you, Carl, but to know you're on the mend. You'll make it.
Reminds me of telling my sister that my thumb arthritis disappeared for a few days while on my cruise. It felt so good to be pain free. She replied "the power of prayer". For some reason, her comment made me livid. I informed her of studies/experiments done that prove prayer is worthless--in fact, just the opposite. Of course, she won't accept the truth. My arthritis has returned.
Comment by Ian Mason on April 27, 2015 at 12:54am

It's so good to hear from you, Carl. Keep getting well.

Comment by k.h. ky on April 27, 2015 at 12:21am
CARL, we are all so relieved to hear from you! And I cheerfully speak for all. Thanks for touching base now get back to getting well :))
Comment by Plinius on April 26, 2015 at 11:43pm

Carl! Good to see you're back! Happy to hear that you're on the mend!

Any dog owners in the Chicago neighbourhood? This might help: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/news/canine-influenza-update.htm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 26, 2015 at 7:47pm
Hello, everyone. I'm going to keep this short because I'm writing on my smartphone, which is very slow and tedious. I'm doing well. I see many of you have inquired about my well-being. Thanks for your concerns.
I have had limited and spotty internet. My heart surgery went very well but have spent the last five weeks in two different physical rehabilitation facilities. I'm healing nicely but have had some pluricy in my chest, which is fluid around the lungs. It is excruciating painful.
I'm being released this Wednesday and will stay once again with my parents while I continue to regain my strength.
P.S. Joan, sorry to read about your incident falling. I'm glad to hear your recovering and being well taken care of by your family.
Comment by Idaho Spud on April 25, 2015 at 9:59am

Glad to hear you're on the mend Joan.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 25, 2015 at 7:48am

It's difficult to know where to start when describing a two week trip. Generalizations are too broad, while detailing can be boring. Photos are meaningless without context. Impressions are personal. I did write about food in the "food" group. My favorite city was Linz. Rothenburg (Germ) is a walled city west of Nuremburg (which we quickly visited). The walls are basically the same as it was 48 years ago when I hitchhiked through Europe, but the town itself has become a touristy attraction, much to my dismay. So many cities cater to the cruise and bus visitors.

I could say so much more, but...... 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 25, 2015 at 3:56am

Welcome back, Randall. I'd like to hear more.

Glad to hear of your progress, Joan.

 

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