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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 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

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 6, 2015 at 9:16pm

Thanks for the cute song, Joan. I liked the ivy-covered round trellis over the path.

I didn't know about Rip Off Report, Pat.

Idaho Spud, thanks for sharing your internet provider horror experience. I'd keep looking for a while. maybe you'll find a better one.

k.h. ky, I admire your chutzpah.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2015 at 12:01pm

Make a loud noise! Make firm conditions and stick to them! Stand up, speak out, sit in, join others to form coalitions! These are the things we did in the 1960s movements against white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant-Roman Catholic, privileged, dominant, oppressive controls. 

Comment by k.h. ky on September 6, 2015 at 11:24am
I refused to pay for a new satellite box for the TV. They wanted forty five dollars to replace it. I told them they could either send a new one or l would change providers. It made no difference to me. After they agreed to waive the charge on the box they told me it would cost twenty dollars shipping. I said'again, I'm not paying you a nickel. Send it or don't'. They sent it :)
Comment by Randall Smith on September 6, 2015 at 6:56am

Way to go, Spud. Sometimes, one just has to take a stand.

I'm supposed to pay a $25 "rental fee" for my propane tank, but refuse. I tell them I'm going to switch providers, and they then relent. Happens every year.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2015 at 1:10am

Spud! I loved those old songs:

Mairzy Doats. 

My kids loved them too. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2015 at 12:49am

Spud, I like Pat's suggestions to tell the bank to stop paying to that company, and contact the Rip Off Report. I would go one step further and name the company that did not follow your instructions, write your story for the various social media to which you belong. We need to complain, loudly, often, and everywhere. I am not saying being noisy about your complaint will make a difference, but it seems to me to be better than remaining silent. 

Spud, you know me, the "DO NOT REMAIN SILENT! person. 

 Rip Off Report.

Comment by k.h. ky on September 6, 2015 at 12:06am
Hex 5 remark about questioning god was dead on. Our family is taught that is something you don't do. It's the way to hell for certain. And Loren's reply that we're not better. But we are open to new ideas was also dead on.
Comment by k.h. ky on September 5, 2015 at 11:54pm
Loren/Hex5/All. Hello. I'm days late as usual to a conversation.

Monday's talk about relating to theist; l only found out recently that my oldest niece and her husband have stopped going to church and she was asking me questions about why I'm an atheist!
I was shocked. Thanks to whoever posted the link to Kissing Hanks Ass. I sent it to her and she enjoyed it. So did her husband.
Out of dozens of neices and nephews, Sisters, brother, brothers-in-law, aunts uncles,.... The entire family, no one, has ever genuinely asked anything.
I'm still surprised and continue to text her articles that are both well thought out and don't appear to harsh on the believers ideas.
Thanks all.
And it's hot and dry here.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 5, 2015 at 12:50pm

Thanks, Pat, good to know!

Comment by Pat on September 5, 2015 at 12:34pm

Bertold, there is such a website. It's the Rip Off Report.

 

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