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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 The Flying Atheist on December 23, 2014 at 10:13am

Happy Holidays to you also, Deidre.  I hope it's enjoyable for you. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 23, 2014 at 10:10am

Chris, this is just for you.  The Xmas story without all the sugar-coating.

 

Comment by Plinius on December 23, 2014 at 9:11am

2 bibles?! I hope they go down well, and don't forget the doggybags when you walk him...

Comment by Deidre on December 23, 2014 at 8:24am

Wanted to wish everyone here a safe and happy holiday week!

:)

Comment by Randall Smith on December 23, 2014 at 7:37am

Spoiler alert! The Keane movie is based on a true story. It wasn't the man who painted all those wide-eyed "creatures", but his wife! He couldn't paint a lick, but took all the credit, coercing her to keep her mouth shut. She's still alive and painting. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2014 at 3:46am

There was somebody else in the late 1960s who painted big-eyed dogs and cats...usually crying.  Disgusting.  IF an animal has teary eyes, it needs to see an ophthalmologist. 

There are veterinary eye specialists....amazing people!  I had to take my T. Devil to one....he had hydrostatic shock in both eyes from jumping from great heights....when he weighed 20 lbs. Couldn't save his eyes....and the saddest thing was that my Dad died while this was going on, and Mr. Devil would get in my dad's chair when it was time for the news....and wait, and wait, and wait.  It took him almosta year to realize that Dad was gone forever.

How do you explain things like that to a cat?

Comment by Plinius on December 23, 2014 at 3:05am

Of course it's all right, Felaine!

Something in the style reminds me of the Dutch COBRA artist Karel Appel, who painted hungry children just after WWII, but there's a world of difference - Keane is phoney.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2014 at 2:27am

Chris, I love your snarky comment....I may turn it into a greetihng card, if that's all right with you.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2014 at 2:17am

I don't want to give you nightmares, but they ARE tacky....always were.

The "artist" is a JW.....puke!

Comment by Plinius on December 23, 2014 at 1:05am

Yes, the Keane paintings - what a depressing sort of art is that! I may barf too! It's the barfing season anyway, with all the sugared xmas stories and all the other seasonal nonsense. Let's be kind to homeless people so we feel good and then we can neglect and ignore them for another year.

 

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