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maggie and milly and molly and may (Edward Estlin Cummings & Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 20. 2 Replies

It's amazing what you discover when you go looking for something you had no idea you'd find.  On an impulse, I pulled up Eric Whitacre's website to see if he had created any new pieces.  It would seem that he has: a song cycle called The City and…Continue

Tags: e e cummings, Eric Whitacre

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18. 1 Reply

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

Passive and Active voices

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 16. 1 Reply

Have you noticed that much of the discussion in families and with friends, in the print media, on TV, and now on the internet is in the Passive Voice? Many people whine, complain, gripe, accuse, blame, call names, ridicule, grumble, bitch, rebuke,…Continue

Tags: and, behaviors, communication., attitudes, learned

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 14. 2 Replies

Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested"In 2009, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney noticed…Continue

Tags: women, Enough, SAID, black, victims

Something Beautiful – Nathan Phelps & Seth Andrews

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 10. 7 Replies

And it is beautiful, too, indeed, I think some of Seth Andrews' best work.  Interesting point: rather than Seth's dulcet baritone doing the narration, this piece presses Nathan Phelps' deep bass intonation into service, bringing a different flavor…Continue

Tags: Nathan Phelps, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, beautiful, something

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 27. 14 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on November 18, 2012 at 11:40am

I'm a recent convert to opera. Have seen 4, all by Mozart. Figaro is the best. Planning on seeing "Tosca" next year in Feb.

Saw a documentary on the early Xtians a few years ago. They were divided into 2 groups, one in Jerusalem led by James/Jakov "Jesus' brother" and one led by Paul, which had the policy "don't upset the Romans". The Jewish uprising of 67 - 69 CE lead to the crushing of James's faction, leaving a clear field for the Pauline doctrine.

Comment by Steph S. on November 18, 2012 at 11:27am

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 18, 2012 at 6:08am

Great stuff FA, I love that kind of stuff.

Ian, Mozart is marvelous. Never had the pleasure of attending an opera, something to continue to look forward to.

Getting ready for work, will be home late, again. Until then, some Sunady funnies. Enjoy.

Ya'll have a fantastic day.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 18, 2012 at 12:37am

Ian, that must have been marvelous.  Mozart's music is fantastic, especially that opera. 

Today I watched the full four-hour PBS Frontline documentary 'From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians.'  (1998)  It was very interesting.  It didn't address the issue of whether Jesus existed or not, but focused on how the beginnings of the christian church started as a sub-group within the Jewish community, which was itself a sub-group within the Roman empire.  Very interesting information about how the current political and social climate influenced each of the gospel writers during the different times they were written, which greatly explains many of the differences, omissions, embellishes and contradictions of each gospel.  (Inspired word of god, my ass!!)

This documentary finishes by just barely delving into the beginning of the fourth century CE when the Roman emperor Constantine converted to Christianity.  It's a sweeping overview of how the early christian church grew and came to power.  A fascinating story that was very engaging.  If you like history and the history of religion, I recommend viewing it.   

I give it two horns up.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 17, 2012 at 11:41pm

Doing fine thanks, Steph. Was at the opera yesterday and saw Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro". A pleasure from begining to end.

How about you?

Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2012 at 10:33pm
What a cool GIF Ruth!
What an amazing trick! Or stunt!
How's everyone doing this weekend?
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 17, 2012 at 10:14pm

Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2012 at 9:51pm

Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2012 at 9:51pm

Booklover that cat and tail LOL is just too funny. HAHA

I love that cartoon Patricia - it's so sad that people are so scared of Atheists and look at how much we (they) have accomplished.

Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2012 at 9:49pm

Love the whale photo Joan.



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