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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 Ian Mason on March 20, 2015 at 2:45am

You sound like you're coping, Chris. I think that's the best we "creakers" can do. In the film I saw recently Stephen Hawking says that his philosophy of life is that "there's always something in life you can succeed at. Enjoy it".

Cloudy here too, so no eclipse. I've been at work all night so I'll sleep through it anyway.

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 1:47am

I was mistaken. The eclipse is total at the Faröer Islands, not the Hebrides. And I won't see anything; it's misty and hazy here.

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 1:44am

I'm 61, Katy.

What would you like to discuss? Your older relatives? I neglected them too, and most were dead before I was 20.

Comment by k.h. ky on March 20, 2015 at 12:22am
Chris, I'm interested in your opinion. I'll take any help (life experience) l can find.
I always wish I had paid more attention to my older relatives. I'm not implying you are older ;)
Comment by k.h. ky on March 19, 2015 at 9:41pm
I looked at the path of 2017 eclipse and it seems like we'll have close to 100% totality.
Comment by k.h. ky on March 19, 2015 at 6:27pm
Pat, the eclipse will be that close to you it won't be a couple hundred miles from me. The first one my gdaughters will see and only a second one for me.
I hope Carl is comfortable. Surgeries are painful. At leastall of mine were.
Comment by Idaho Spud on March 19, 2015 at 4:24pm

The August 21, 2017 eclipse will be close to total where I live.  Probably 50 to 100 miles south to see a total one.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2015 at 4:07pm

Chris, that would be fun! Hebrides it is. 

Hebrides

Comment by Pat on March 19, 2015 at 1:51pm
I'm going to wait for the August 21, 2017 eclipse over Carbondale, Illinois, USA. It will be 20 miles from my office.
Comment by Plinius on March 19, 2015 at 1:30pm

Is anyone off to the Hebrides to see the eclipse?

 

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