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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan on Wednesday. 9 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G on Tuesday. 9 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

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 12. 11 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 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 Nov 24. 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 Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Joe Meyer on May 25, 2012 at 7:46pm

Have a Great Memorial Day Holiday Weekend all.

Comment by Tammy S on May 25, 2012 at 5:35pm

Have a great Memorial Day weekend one and all!

Comment by Steph S. on May 25, 2012 at 4:14pm

I just got my Freethought Today as well.

Booklover I'm glad you liked the picture.

I also love cats and books.

Comment by booklover on May 25, 2012 at 3:44pm

OMS Steph, I sent that pic of the cat on the books to my daughter earlier today because we are SO cat and book people.  Isn't it hysterical!?

You have a great Memorial Day Weekend too!  My husband is off work next week so he is a happy camper.  Supposed to be in the 90's here Sunday and Monday and he works really hard outside, and he can't take it like he could when he was in his 20's, or even 30's!

Comment by sk8eycat on May 25, 2012 at 1:49pm

I meant to add that I'm celebrating by reading the issue of Freethought Today that just arrived in the mail.

Maybe I'll give the cats some  extra special cat food that I bought yesterday, too.  They'll probably hate it.

Comment by Steph S. on May 25, 2012 at 1:48pm
Yay! Geek Day! I'm gonna celebrate!!
Comment by sk8eycat on May 25, 2012 at 1:45pm

My Cheezburger calendar says Friday, May 25th is...

GEEK PRIDE DAY!

YAYYYYY!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek_Pride_Day

I'd forgotten about Hitchiker's Guide  to the Galaxy...  ;>(

Comment by Steph S. on May 25, 2012 at 10:58am

I didn't know about towel day. Happy Towel Day!

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 25, 2012 at 10:55am

And as Chris said, have a happy towel day, also.

Comment by Steph S. on May 25, 2012 at 10:24am

I meant to say "books".

 

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