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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 13 hours ago. 84 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 22 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

Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Monday. 8 Replies

Any of you remember that Hollywood musical dance number mashup that Nerd Fest UK created put together some months back?  Well, someone by the name of Lindsey McCutcheon has…Continue

Tags: Lindsey McCutcheon, animation, Disney

The Gun Industry's Killing in Killing (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Jul 20. 15 Replies

America's Best Christian has finally acknowledged that there may be one outfit which has her belief system beat for it's leverage on the government.  No great surprise, it's the NRA and the gun industries.  Betty's a good loser, though.  She's made…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

The God of Cancer (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 18. 10 Replies

Seth Andrews has been through the mill as it comes to dealing with those who insist that their faith in a deity is not just valid but necessary to their lives and to all lives.  Having dealt with that gauntlet and come out the other side an atheist,…Continue

Tags: cancer, god, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

We Are America / Love Has No Labels (John Cena - Ad Council)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 10. 3 Replies

It seems to be a repeating pattern: I wander around the internet and inevitably, I stumble onto all manner of stuff.  It happens all the time on YouTube, and as you doubtless have deduced, yours truly tripped over something a couple minutes ago,…Continue

Tags: patriotism, labels, love, Ad Council, John Cena

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Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2013 at 3:02pm

Happy Valentine's day.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 14, 2013 at 3:01pm

Here's a better-qualified candidate for Pope: (h/t Aurea Loepp)

"Pope resigns, scientist applies for job"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/brain-flapping/2013/feb/11/pope-r...

... Although I am not a practising member of the Catholic (or any other) Church, I am a qualified and enthusiastic scientist. I believe this makes me an ideal choice for the next pope, for a number of reasons. For example, I have had many jobs where it is compulsory to wear a white coat, and the wearing of long white garments appears to be the main duty of the pope. I also regularly lecture on the subject of neuroscience, so am extensively experienced at speaking in an unfamiliar language to rooms full of people who are struggling to stay awake, so it would be no trouble for me to offer Mass whenever required....

(emphases added)

Comment by Steph S. on February 14, 2013 at 12:23pm

Love all the posts and pictures everyone- Happy Valentines Day!

Comment by John Lynch on February 14, 2013 at 11:00am

Interesting about Valentine's day. I hope it does not ruin your dayhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine's_Day

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 14, 2013 at 5:30am

Happy Valentines to one and all!

Comment by Lillie on February 13, 2013 at 8:55pm

I like Michael Shermer's idea.  Thanks Patricia.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 13, 2013 at 7:54pm

Apropos of nothing.

Comment by John Lynch on February 13, 2013 at 2:28pm

Maybe some time in the future the Catholic church will self destruct but they are experts at distraction. Catholics hold on to religion like all of them. Good old fear. Younger generations may wise up but in the US where science is being stifled has a long way to go. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 13, 2013 at 1:22pm

That is a good message, Melinda; quite a few accepting churches would agree. (People who are against equal marriage tend to think "religious freedom" only goes their way.)

Loren showed us a do-it-yourself church sign site which "will take any text you want, blasphemous or not, and create a believable looking church sign for it!" (It's based on photos of real signs.)

Ethical Culture folks might agree with this thought:

Comment by Steph S. on February 13, 2013 at 5:50am

That's really cool Ruth!

Good morning everyone!

 

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