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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François yesterday. 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 2, 2013 at 2:10pm

Booklover, that Salvdor Dali Coffee is fantastic!
Thanks for the information about The CAriboo & The Chilcotins, Patricia. It sounds huge and beautiful, and clean.
Sorry about rampant greed Friday getting you down, sk8eycat.

We just ignore the whole hyperconsumerist mess. This holiday my combined birthday/Humanlight gift will be a donation to 350.org.
Thanks for the cheery comic strip, Ian.

Comment by Plinius on December 2, 2013 at 1:24pm

Thanks Ian! :-D And I sent some smattering back to you!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 2, 2013 at 12:54pm

Nice one, Mindy.

Here's something for all of you because you matter:

Comment by sk8eycat on December 1, 2013 at 10:20pm

I need to rant:

Greed Friday (actually, it's  5 Greedy Days) has taken the little remaining pleasure out of the Harvest Holiday.

I has a sad.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 1, 2013 at 2:40pm

Ian, I think it's one of the "Winnie the Pooh" books.  That's where the Tigger character comes from.

PS: My Thursday Feast was a toasted cheese sandwich.  (on multi-grain bread)

Comment by Ian Mason on December 1, 2013 at 2:24pm

What's the book? "The Cat in the Hat"?

Comment by Ian Mason on November 30, 2013 at 10:41pm

Nice one, Loren.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 30, 2013 at 7:29pm

Thanks for the validation, booklover.

Funny LOLcat, Steph.

What an interesting thing to meet an author, Patricia. The signing was in the grocery store, not the bookstore? I guess book signings are done differently in Cariboo.

Good saying, Loren.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 30, 2013 at 7:22pm

Them: Do you think the dead can live again?
Me: Dr. Frankenstein tried that once. It didn't work out so well...

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 30, 2013 at 6:39pm

Loren, thanks for the laugh! And well said to the evangelist couple, Patricia!

 

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