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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 Apr 25. 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 2:42pm

"The glory which is built upon a lie soon becomes a most unpleasant incumbrance. How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and how hard it is to undo that work again."

— Mark Twain

Mark Twain's Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North, American Review, Page 87

 By Mark Twain

Comment by k.h. ky on October 30, 2015 at 10:57am
Carl; wonderful. That's also the date of my last cataract surgery so I'll be thinking of you! Still have the patch on from yesterday's procedure but I'm amazed at what I can see through the pinholes. I haven't seen this well since I was a child.
Comment by Ian Mason on October 30, 2015 at 9:39am

Splendid news, Carl. As you say, one more bump and then onward.

That's an exciting project, Joan. I'll keep an eye on it with interest.

Comment by Loren Miller on October 30, 2015 at 8:02am

"Newses?"  NEWSES?!? [chuckle!]

Seriously, Carl, VERY BEST WISHES to you on your upcoming procedure.  Here's to zero complications, fast-fast-fast post-operative recovery and getting back in the swing of things soonest!

Comment by Plinius on October 30, 2015 at 7:59am

Great news, Carl! 

Comment by Randall Smith on October 30, 2015 at 7:26am

That IS great news, Carl! Two weeks away.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 1:02am

Carl, what grand news, plural newses! The colonoscopy gives you information based on reality and you can pursue the next challenge with confidence. 

Nov. 12! OH! How wonderful. I am so thrilled for you. You live with an eye on health, you have courage, you have good doctors and their staffs, and a supportive family with a courageous and generous sister. 

Please have a family member contact one of us to bring us up to date. And please choose a person who reads his or her A/N mail so we have the news quickly!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2015 at 12:57am

Ian, I couldn't agree with you more.  I'm struck by the courage shown by activists fighting for free expression and rational thinking among oppressive environments and superstitious communities.  These people often face life-threatening conditions, yet they bravely persevere.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2015 at 12:47am

Well, I had my first colonoscopy on Tuesday and the results couldn't be better.  I got a clean bill of health.  No polyps found.  And I don't need another colonoscopy for ten years!

But there's even better news.  Now that my colonoscopy has been completed and no irregularities found, I have the green light to proceed with my kidney transplant.  In fact, just today I was given an actual date for the surgery:  November 12.  I couldn't be happier. 

This has been a long wait, and at times it's so unbelievable what I have been through over the past year.  I'm looking forward to getting over this last bump and being able to enjoy 2016 as a much healthier person.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2015 at 12:42am

"BWAMBALE DEVELOPED A VISION in 2009 to create a community based organization under the name Kasese United Humanist Association to perform humanitarian work – to create jobs, battle injustices and improve lives – and to have the honor to serve the community from which he came. This organization attracted international attention among Humanists and atheists and now runs two school campuses, a free thought library, a plantation, botanical gardens, and is the driving force in bringing about the realization of BiZoHa orphanage - the world's first atheist orphanage."

"The children should be brought up in a way
that they think critically, analyze, discover and explore for themselves. They should also be brought up with love, care, compassion and morally upright.
— Bwambale Robert Musubaho, BiZoHa Humanist Orphanage"

 

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