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Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky yesterday. 20 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 on Thursday. 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

Tags: surreal

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

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Ian Mason on February 28, 2013 at 3:29am

Grinning Cat: a runaway case of dropped bollocks in that article, in language and geography. Proof reading being outsourced to Asia now?

Melinda, that's the best laugh I've had in days. Stealing!

Comment by Plinius on February 28, 2013 at 1:18am

LOL, Thanks booklover, I'm using the ´people don't land on their feet´. In the centre where I work people ask me: "How come your classes always have such fun?" , but I didn't tell them.. 

Comment by Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 10:06pm

Comment by Steph S. on February 27, 2013 at 10:03pm

Grinning Cat I stopped by and commented on the writing accuracy article. Booklover - that's a really cute Lolcat. Tony - that pig is having fun in the sun.

Comment by John Lynch on February 27, 2013 at 9:28pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 27, 2013 at 8:13pm

I’m 5 pages behind. We lost the internet connection just as I was about to send my comment last night. Thanks for all of your pictures and comments, especially the happy piglet. I "fell into" cataddictsanona-mouse. Thanks for introducing me to it, booklover. Love that "getting the paw" video too. I enjoy having cats  empowered with "no means no". It's one way we show our love.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2013 at 2:30pm

I have a question about "had".   Kennedy said "I had a member of my family killed ... " and I hear it very often. 

Robert Kennedy's Speech on MLK Assassination at 2:10 minutes

It is my pet peeve. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 27, 2013 at 12:05pm

Steph, sk8eycat -- Ruth and a few others of us are discussing the general "decline in writing accuracy" over in Linguaphiles & Sesquipedalians.

One of the mistakes she found was in the news: "It is original from the Andean area of South Africa and widely grown in ... the south Mexico, especially Ecuador."

(That's a great glaring subtitle for "Eat, Ray, Love"! Doesn't anyone proofread magazine covers anymore?)

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 27, 2013 at 11:53am

Watched one of my favorite movies yesterday, and noticed Johnny Depp used a line from a song that we were just talking about, "Good Morning Starshine"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETE135Ib1ew

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 27, 2013 at 6:03am

Have a nice day everyone. Stay warm.

 

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