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Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Plinius 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 38 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 5 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist on Thursday. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by booklover on May 14, 2012 at 8:02pm

Okay, I'll make the peanut butter cookies too Tony! I know, right Tony?  I mean cookies help make life nicer! Virtual is good Steph, but I still wish we could all eat REAL cookies! I love nom nom nom! lol :) Melinda

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 14, 2012 at 7:55pm

Cookie party! And we can do it again next month, because June 12 is National Peanut Butter cookie Day! Yay! Who says the internet is only good for unimportant facts? This stuff is important to know. Lol!

Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 7:50pm
A cookie party would be great fun Booklover!

We can have a virtual cookie party here. Nom nom nom!
Comment by booklover on May 14, 2012 at 7:42pm

Seriously a cookie day? Yay!  I know what I'm gonna bake tomorrow! :)  I wish you could all come over and we could have a cookie-party!

Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 7:36pm
Oh how yummy I want a cookie.
Geek Pride May 25th. I'll have to buy more video games to celebrate.
Comment by Tony Carroll on May 14, 2012 at 7:34pm

Just want to wish everyone a happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie day, which is tomorrow, May 15. So grab a cookie, a tall, cold glass of milk, and enjoy.

Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 12:53pm
Oh yeah!! Chris I get you. I won't say here so it won't spoil it. But yeah. I actually thought that was funny.
Comment by Chris Dodds on May 14, 2012 at 11:49am

Actually Stehp, I was talking about a scene near the end of the movie where Loki learns a very painful lesson: don't hassle the Hulk.

Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 9:32am
Oh and thank you booklover!
I like those pretty GIFs.
Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 9:31am
Chris I saw the Avengers and yes I caught the reference to god in the show. Captain America's statement ... Correct?
I did enjoy the movie. Black Widow was so awesome!
 

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