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Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

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Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

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Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on February 26, 2013 at 10:24pm

Vampire Hunting Kit - I saw that in a movie about Vampires. They really did used to believe in that stuff.

Thanks sk8eycat.

Hi booklover - so lots of snow there?

Comment by sk8eycat on February 26, 2013 at 6:05pm

A friend just forwarded this to me:

Vampire Hunting Kit.

I did a Google Image Search (because the one Jo sent me was lifted from InYourFaceBook), and there are pages and pages of the things!

Travelers in the 19th century would purchase ‘vampire hunting kits’ in preparation for their travels to Eastern Europe. The kits would contain a wooden stake, Bible, crucifix, pistol with lead bullets, gunpowder, garlic and glass vials that held various concoctions to ward off vampires. Interestingly, these kits predated Bram Stoker’s Dracula and other written accounts of vampires, pointing to the strong oral history component of the undead bloodsucker.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 26, 2013 at 5:47pm

Steph, I love "...that's enough."  My Pumpkin does the exact opposite; if I stop petting him, he tries to snatch my hand, with claws extended, as if to say, "That's NOT enough!"

Gotta send that gif to all my other cat-fan friends.  (I don't know why I can't get any of them to join this group...or even stop by for a visit. 85% of them are atheists.)

Comment by sk8eycat on February 26, 2013 at 5:39pm

To Hitch, wherever you aren't, today people DO have an idea or two about what is going on (cause and effect), and most of them prefer to be in deep denial.

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Comment by Steph S. on February 26, 2013 at 5:00pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 26, 2013 at 4:57pm

The Heart Nebula, IC 1805,

The photos have copyright claims and I could not get copie...they are so pretty, I invite you to enjoy their beauty with me.

Comment by Steph S. on February 26, 2013 at 4:38pm

Love the Garfield cartoon Ian.

How's everyone today?

It's nice and sunny here. Yesterday we had wind gusts up to 30mph and higher. Lots of roofs need repairs now.

Comment by Steph S. on February 26, 2013 at 4:37pm

I want that shirt Melinda!!

Comment by Steph S. on February 26, 2013 at 4:36pm

Comment by Ian Mason on February 26, 2013 at 3:37pm

Nice one Melinda.

 

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