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The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

grooming minds (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 10. 20 Replies

There are likely very few among those who frequent Atheist Nexus who would argue against the idea that indoctrinating children with religion is at minimum less than moral or ethical and more likely considered child abuse. Personally, I have aligned…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, child abuse, indoctrination, education

The Bourne Again Identity (Mr. Deity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Aug 2. 2 Replies

There's a young man, unconscious, found tangled with the bushes which describe the edge of your property, late one evening.  Who is he?  Where did he come from?  These are the questions which confound Ward and Pam as they attempt to deal with a most…Continue

Tags: mystery, Bourne, Brian Dalton, Mr. Deity

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Comment by Plinius on Saturday

I had a few years of carpal tunnel trouble, but I was told to use less salt and to wait some time until my hormones calmed down. That solved the problem - so far.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Saturday

@The Flying Atheist & Kathy, Do you mean: 

Name: Pat

Location: Olmsted, IL

Country: United States?

Comment by Joan Denoo on Saturday

Thanks for the good wishes. I know that not all surgeries are successful. I have lost all feelings in my hands, have terrible night sessions of waking up with asleep hands and jump around the bedroom waving my arms trying to get circulation back into them. The neurological studies reveal some severely blocked whatever it is that gets stuck. I sought a second opinion, and he confirmed the diagnosis, treatment and expected to have a good outcome. I wear night braces that help a lot. I tried chiropractic with the supervision of a neurologist and still have no finger feelings. 

So, this next step makes sense to me. I'll keep you informed about the outcome. It is nothing; I asked to have mirrors set up so I can watch ... we will see. 

Comment by Plinius on Saturday

Good luck, Joan! I hope the operation helps - it doesn't always lessen the trouble, as far as I know.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on Saturday

Yes, Joan, good luck with your surgery.  Also, thanks for posting the video of Noah.  I've never seen them (parts 1 & 2) before.  Very funny.  Ahh...the exasperation of trying to make logical sense of the illogical.  

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on Friday

Good luck with your surgery, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Friday

How To Make Sourdough Starter

I am a great fan of Peter Reinhart and have several of his books, unfortunately, packed away in my books to move north. 

I don't use plastic at all, although King Arthur does as does this fellow. I use glass from start to finish. 

I also don't cover the starter with a solid top; I use several layers of cheesecloth or a damp cloth.

I put the starter in a place where there is no draft. Sometimes, I put the jar on top of the frig or the furnace if they are convenient. Anyplace that is warm. Some people use the oven with the pilot light on, and no heat. 

Everything else is as he describes. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on Friday

I have a Monday AM surgery for carpel tunnel of the left hand and expect to be all wrapped up in bandages for a while. Just warning you that I will be typing with one hand next week. 

Daniel, Experimenting with sourdough is part of the fun; let us know how your AM starter works with the aid of sun. 

Spud, I have used all kinds of homemade starter and each one has a particular taste. I tried potato water, rice water, flour water. All these recipes can be found on the internet. Give some a try. 

The very best starter, by far, was the one I got 55+ years ago when I lived in Alaska. Every once in a while, I get a faint reminder of the smell or taste of that beast! It was just out of this world. Sadly, I let it die when I returned to the "Lower US". 

Comment by Idaho Spud on Friday

Daniel, I don't remember you ever posting in this group before.  

I'm thinking seriously of trying to make my own sourdough bread for the first time.  I'll bet it tastes better than store bought. 

Comment by Daniel W on Friday

Joan, thank you for posting that silliness. 

I think no way would a media corporation today make a silly sacraligeous movie today.  

Today I forgot to start sourdough starter last night, so I mixed some a while ago and sat it outside, covered, to soak up some heat.  Maybe it will ferment faster.

 

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