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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 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

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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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on March 4, 2015 at 5:46pm

That's interesting Kathy.  I've never heard of a bandaid contact.  Many years ago, I tried contact lenses for a year, but could never get used to them.  They bothered me the whole year.

Comment by k.h. ky on March 4, 2015 at 4:32pm
Freezing rain started about thirty minutes ago. Snow should be coming anytime now. Sad face.
Comment by k.h. ky on March 4, 2015 at 4:30pm
I pruned wisteria yesterday and managed to have one of the small vines whip back and slap me across the face. And frozen snow fell from the roof and hit me in the face. Sometime during that something scratched my cornea. I didn't know until I woke during the night with my eye tearing and in pain. So managed to beat icesstorm and see the optometrist. Or she saw me. I wasn't seeing to well. She used a 'bandaid contact'. Which is just a nonprescription, extended wear lens to protect my eye from the eyelid rubbing it. Plus drops to be used every three hours and ointment for ten nights after l remove the lens. I've never heard of a bandaid contact. And I'm curious how much the insurance company will be charged for it. I'm sure this treatment isn't used on people who haven't used lenses before. Those of you who have worn them know they take some time to get used to. But once you haveyyour eyelids are tough forever.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 4, 2015 at 10:21am
That would be one overstuffed, fat cat, Chris.

For once we are being spared all that snow. It's all to the south of us this time. Heard a foot of snow could fall in Kentucky, Kathy. I know you're not used to those amounts. Good news.....maybe you'll have a snow day or two off work.
Comment by Randall Smith on March 4, 2015 at 8:14am

It's Kathy's turn to get hit by the most recent storm. I live 120 miles north of her and got a foot of snow 3 days ago. It should soon melt.

The artifact replica "expose" was on Rachel Maddow's show (MSNBC). I don't know why the other big news outlets didn't report on this. Perhaps they want to keep us outraged.

Comment by Plinius on March 4, 2015 at 4:47am

I hope that cat ate all the nutjobs! Kathy, I hope the winterstorm will be mild.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 10:45pm

Kathy, I am sorry to learn of your approaching storm. I lived through an ice storm several years ago and it was not fun. I hope you have candles, batteries, blankets in place. Do you have a fireplace? 

I have a fireplace, but it is not safe to use. This house is over 100 years old and moves with seasons and sings as she dances. I should have had a liner put in, but decided to block the chimney so we can't use it. 

Comment by k.h. ky on March 3, 2015 at 10:26pm
Carl l thought you were optimistic on having the surgery so fast but chalked it up to better/more drs and hospitals in your area. Glad you're feeling better during the waiting period.
Comment by k.h. ky on March 3, 2015 at 10:23pm
I thought the graphic was real. Missed the cat completely. But we're under a wintersstorm warning. And it's going to be bad. National news announced ky is going to be hit harder than the rest. Freezing rain followed by a lot of snow and below zero temps. :(
I hope it isn't another ice storm. The snow from two weeks ago just finished melting today!
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 10:17pm

Oh good! Carl. I can do that! 

 

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