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  • Optical Illusions

    This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.com

    By Ruth Anthony-Gardner

  • AA?

    Hi all! Anyone have any advice/suggestions on avoiding AA? Husband was told by his probation officer he had to go. Haven't been able to find any secular options in the area. Also haven't been able to find any test cases to cite in Texas, only other states. Any help here would be appreciated!

    By Jennifer

  • White House Petition: Change National Motto Back to "E Pluribus, Unum"

    There is a petition being sponsored by whitehouse.gov to remove "in god we trust" as the national motto and replace it with the original: "E Pluribus, Unum" or "Out of Many, One."  As of this writing, there are around 11,000 signatures on it, with 89,000 required before 31 January, 2016 to get it…

    By Loren Miller

  • There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

    There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy, lack of paid employment for working-age people, and…

    By Joan Denoo

  • coming out (TheraminTrees)

    Whether as atheist, agnostic, gay / Lesbian or whatever, the process of coming out has been a repeated topic of discussion here on Atheist Nexus and for good reason: it is at once a necessary yet potentially supremely painful process, depending on the participants and social environment where it…

    By Loren Miller

  • If God Exists (DarkMatter2525)

    "Practice makes perfect."  That's the concept, isn't it?  Work diligently at something, especially something you enjoy and are adept at, and your skills sharpen, your judgment improves, and the product of your efforts demonstrate that improvement.  I see this brand of progress all over the atheist…

    By Loren Miller

  • Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

    I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor of counseling/counseling psychology and…

    By Loren Miller

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

    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 the Sea, based on poetry from one of my favorite…

    By Loren Miller

  • Passive and Active voices

    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, fuss, scold, and criticize others when a problem…

    By Joan Denoo

  • Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested

    Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested"In 2009, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney noticed thousands of rape kits stacked on the shelves of a…

    By Joan Denoo