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March 30, 2011 10:03PM

Lowes and Home Depot sell outdoor motion lights. There is one of each in Louisville, KY.

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March 30, 2011 10:03PM

Burglary is the number one crime in the country and Louisville is no exception. It is understandable why you want to protect your entire family. You can get outdoor motion lights at Lowes. They are located at 640 Todds Road in Louisville. The phone number is 859-266-8932

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January 19, 2011 11:50AM

The word "A" in Atheist means "not". In other words if Theists means belief in a god or gods, an atheist (non-theist) does not share this type of belief.

The letter "A" is also used by atheists as a symbol they are atheists.

Generally, it is also red, making an allusion to Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," in which a woman had to wear a large, red "A" on her clothing to identify her as an adulteress, and was shunned as such.

This is not to say that atheists are adulterers, but more as a comparison that both the character in "The Scarlet Letter" and atheists are unfairly persecuted for their "crimes" which are only against religion.

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The A stands for "absence", and theism is the belief of at least one deity.

Atheism essentially means the Absence of Theism.