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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 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 Bertold Brautigan on November 25, 2015 at 12:43pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2015 at 11:06am

A gntle reminder of who we are as human beings. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2015 at 11:05am

A tremendous effort by crews from many states to get electricity flowing once again and we are cozy and warm in our homes. Thanks to all those who suffered the bitter cold to get us back on our feet.  

Today, Wednesday, Nov. 25, offers a serene scene often portrayed on Xmas cards and new year's greetings. White ground covered with snow, although ours appears considerably churned by dogs chasing birds and clouds. The trees hang heavy with snow; they glisten in the sunshine on a sky-blue day. 

The electric power went out for a brief period this morning with a tree down over the lines. All repairs completed, again, we enjoy the activities of preparation for a family gathering on Mourning Day in remembrance of native peoples' genocide and the role of religion in those tragic events. 

Comment by Randall Smith on November 25, 2015 at 7:30am

I've changed my mind. I was invited to go with my daughter to her husband's family Thanksgiving. For some reason, I just don't feel comfortable "butting in". They'll be loud and obnoxious, and I can't handle that. So I told her I was going to stay home and do my own cooking. I have some really old freezer turkey and can whip up all the traditional foods. I even bought a can of cranberry sauce and some whipped cream for the pies I'm going to bake. The only tradition I'll miss is the turkey leg.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, friends.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 23, 2015 at 7:10am

Ian, my daughter and her husband just spent 3 days in Copenhagen (mostly) 10 or so days ago. They really enjoyed their time there, although the Little Mermaid was a bit disappointing. It amazes me it's such a tourist attraction.  They also went to Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Iceland. Whirlwind trip. They live in Honduras.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 22, 2015 at 1:15pm

A lot of wind/rain/hail/sleet/snow in Denmark this weekend and a big freeze predicted overnight. There'll be chaos on the roads as all that slush turns into ice.

Just returned from a couple of days with my daughter and son-in-law. Very pleasant it was too. Chatting, eating and some art exhibitions. Last time I was there I thought I felt some tension but that seems to have lifted now that he's finished university and has a job: press secretary to the Cypriot embassy. He now rubs shoulders with some prominent people socially but also works 12-hour days sometimes. 

Comment by Plinius on November 22, 2015 at 11:38am

I was too late because the parents thought dancing was ungodly, but I did a lot of rhythmic hugging without them knowing. A+lso ungodly of course.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 22, 2015 at 7:18am

Joan, I think of myself as having a modicum of rhythm, but I can't dance a lick.  Can enjoy it, though!

Dusting of snow on the ground this morning.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 22, 2015 at 7:14am
Yes, I got about 4" of snow yesterday. Since it was the 21st of Nov., my grandmother would say we'll have 21 snows this winter. Should I keep track?
Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 22, 2015 at 5:42am
Wow, Joan! Lots of damage. All those big, beautiful trees.
 

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