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The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev 21 hours ago. 2 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G on Tuesday. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

Tags: patriot, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 25. 11 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 21. 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

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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

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 26, 2013 at 2:08pm

Waiting on Jesus....great photo.  Thanks, Mindy.

Just throwing this out here.....I think my aunt, my father's sister who lives in the state of Washington, may have outed herself as a non-believer.  She sent me an email (which she never does) and signed it, "Happy Solstice."

Things that make you go, "Hmm." 

I'm enjoying some time away from work as of today.  I spent the past five days, the 21st through the 25th, dealing with the Xmas travelers.  TONS of families, kids, and once-a-year travelers.  I love my job, but it was fairly trying at times.  Good thing I have (dare I say) the patience of a Saint.  lol  The kids were mostly great.....and cute.  It was the stressed out parents and adults who acted like jerks.  I came home last night exhausted.  I'm lucky I had fun coworkers with me.  We did a lot of laughing. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 26, 2013 at 12:35pm

Premium stuff, GC!  Thanks for posting it!

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 26, 2013 at 12:27pm

Yes! Mindy's pic also reminded me of the tract parody "This Is Your Death".

Comment by Plinius on December 26, 2013 at 11:12am

Very like Waiting for Godot! I didn't say it because I thought you'd all say the same.

Comment by Pat on December 26, 2013 at 10:57am

Excellent pic, Melinda!

Loren, I think Godot will show up first.

Comment by Loren Miller on December 26, 2013 at 10:47am

Excellent, Melinda!

Does it occur to anyone else here as it does to me that waiting for Jebus is rather like Waiting for Godot?

Comment by Ian Mason on December 26, 2013 at 10:40am

What a lovely day, Joan. Hope you've woken refreshed and ready for a new day.

A new Xtian slimming plan, Mindy?

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 26, 2013 at 1:50am

I'm off to sleep after a lovely day with part of my family present and all held warmly in my thoughts. I am at Laura and Larry's home in the forest of Pend Oreille County, My winter solstice celebration was on Dec. 21 and our big Yule log burn will be on Sat. Dec 28. Very little snow this year, so far. 

As I come to the end of my day, thoughts of my virtual friends from many different places, on Atheist Nexus bring me pleasures and gratitude that I have you as trusted participants in this adventure of living.

Eric Idle / Brian Cox - The Galaxy Song / Wonders of Life trailer 2013

  

Comment by sk8eycat on December 25, 2013 at 6:55pm

Generic Greeting Card

Laissez les Bons Temps Roulez!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 25, 2013 at 6:16pm

I dunno, but I have read that a woman can get pregnant just "fooling around" without actual penetration.

They may not have had turkey basters 2000 years ago...not even turkeys till Europeans invaded North America...just Turks.  Heh!  But Egyptian and Greek physicians knew how to use different types of hollow reeds to inject liquids into various bodily orifices.

I have also read speculations that Julius Caesar's "seizures" were caused by hypoglycemia, not epilepsy. He had an Egyptian doctor who traveled with him...after his affair with Cleopatra began....to make him eat the right foods, and drink fruit juice twice a day.  Caesar was not much interested in food, and would work for hours without eating....till he collapsed. The doctor would slip a reed down Caesar's esophagus, and dribble diluted honey or something down the reed till he regained consciousness.

The so-called "ancients" knew a lot more than we give them credit for.  After the Roman Catholic church took over the western world, a great deal of that knowledge was lost, or forbidden as "heathen."

(What IS that bumper sticker that says something about "Once religion ruled the world; it was called 'The Dark Ages.' "  Did I get it right?)

 

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