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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 Loren Miller on November 20, 2015 at 6:14am

For those of you who grew up with The Andy Griffith Show or watched the antics between Steve Allen and Don Knotts, this vignette, courtesy of delanceyplace.com, will doubtless come as something of a shock.  It sure did to me.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 19, 2015 at 2:05pm

Wonderful video, Loren!  Lots of fun.  I elected to take a jazz dance class in college for the sole reason to get out of having to participate in marching band.  Believe me, I am NO dancer!  But it was fun.   

Comment by Ian Mason on November 19, 2015 at 2:58am

Even Superman gets older.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 18, 2015 at 10:00pm

Best wishes to you and your man, Ruth.  All the best.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 18, 2015 at 9:13pm

Hope all goes well for you and hubby, Ruth.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrHxhQPOO2c

And hope your sister feels better soon, Carl. The pain meds will hopefully only be for a short while.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 18, 2015 at 8:56pm

Those aren't my roses, k.h. ky, they grow by our gym parking lot. I had roses years ago and gave up due to Japanese beetles. They no only ate every petal, year after year, I couldn't even save the roses by putting netting bags over them. The little buggers ate up our roses by sticking their mouthparts through the tiny holes in the netting. That was the last straw.

Sorry to hear that your sister is having a hard time after helping you out, Flying Atheist. <sigh> Life isn't fair. I'm happy you're doing well.

Fun-filled  dance remix, Loren. This is a different universe of visual images that what I imagined when I hear the same song on the gym loudspeaker today. LOL Much more imaginative. Thanks!

I may not be around much the next 4 or 5 days. Hubby needs me to drive him for cataract surgery tomorrow and thereafter for follow up visits. This is the last time around. We'll both have artificial lenses in both eyes by noon tomorrow.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 18, 2015 at 7:26am

Oh, how I wish I could dance! Both Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds (for two) had to work very hard to learn to dance. Strangely, some people never learn how to dance, no matter how musically talented they are--Andre Previn, for example (and me). Fun to watch, Loren. 

Comment by k.h. ky on November 17, 2015 at 9:54pm
Carl,does your sister eat before taking the medicine? Sometimes it helps or so I've heard. I personally have problems with almost all meds.
I'm pleased you are doing so well and give your sister a giant hug from me when she's up to it. I come from a family of huggers.
Comment by k.h. ky on November 17, 2015 at 9:48pm
Ruth they are beautiful. Do you prune them back to the first set of five leaves to keep them blooming longer?
Comment by Loren Miller on November 17, 2015 at 7:58pm

How many of you are old enough to remember the days when people knew how to dance?  No, I don't mean whatever it is they're doing these days – I Mean DANCE!!!  Check it out!

 

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