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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 Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 4:38pm

Melinda do you mean the comments from FB? I can help you! 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 4:35pm

This is how it goes. I get up in the morning and sign into FB. Normally there are the ones who post God pictures and then there are the ones who thank God everyday for such a wonderful life. I see this nonsense all day long. I have a few really religious people in my life. I think they are hypocrites because they think it is ok to post their nonsense but it's not ok for me to post what I want because it could offend someone, screw that!  My husband is always telling me I don't' have to put it in their face, F that, they put their shit in my face everyday. I'm sick of it! I refuse to back down! Melinda would you like to be FB friends? El Solo Lobo, I never feels sorry for these people, if I'm smart enough to get it, they are too, they choose to be this way. 

Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 30, 2012 at 4:23pm

Here's a question: Do you ever feel genuinely sorry for a strong religious "believer" who just doesn't seem capable of 'getting it'?

Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 30, 2012 at 4:21pm

Y'all seem to be having fun.

 

Comment by booklover on July 30, 2012 at 4:19pm

oops!  Again, I mean out-intellected, not-inellected, and I've forgotten how to edit my comments.

Comment by booklover on July 30, 2012 at 4:18pm

Sylvia, you go girl!!! :)  I just posted a quote on a t-shirt by Dawkins about the horrible 'god' of the old testament.  Now, I don't have many friends on FB by choice, but an old 'friend' and I got into it.  I out-inellected her LOL (I know that's not a word!), and she dropped it.  She played Words with Friends with me then, and her word was "lord" LOLOL.  I told Tammy on another thread that I wished I had had the letters to write "dumbass" on my turn. hee hee. 

If it doesn't raise your blood-pressure to deal with these kind of morons, then more power to you!!!!!!~ Melinda

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 4:11pm

Thanks Ian!!!! 

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 3:55pm

Ruth I have lost friends because I feel it is my right to post what I want on my FB, it really doesn't bother me. I am so happy I found this community, you all are great! 

Comment by dr kellie on July 30, 2012 at 3:54pm

I disagree, Ruth. I love a little torture now and then. That is when I tune into AFA radio.

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 3:54pm

Never have I said anything to her about her beliefs. Never posted on her stuff, and she went out of her way to write this to me because she felt I was targeting her! LMAO!!!! 

 

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