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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan yesterday. 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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 7, 2012 at 11:56pm

When you're all done, maybe you can share a picture of your finished remodel, Patricia. I haven't carved a pumpkin for decades. Now it seems like a waste of good food. Pumpkin is one of the low carb vegetables I can eat. But I do appreciate the art, the beauty, and the childhood fun.

Comment by booklover on October 7, 2012 at 4:27pm

Good story Joan.  Isn't that true that different people act differently when they drink.  I can't stand being around my Mom when she's had a few glasses of wine.  My husband could be drunk and you'd never know.  I don't drink very often, and then it's just beer, but I'm told I'm fun when I've had a couple, lol.

Hi Patricia, aren't those things in life just as irritating as all get-out?  I know there are more important things in life, but when you want something done and it doesn't get done, it's frustrating!  I hope your guy returns your phone call.  That is just rude!

Steph, my husband always carved pumpkins with the kids all their growing-up years.  Now my daughter will carve them with her friends for their apartment at her University.  I don't think our son, at 18, has much interest at this point.  Maybe a few years down the road I will try one like you showed!  My heart's just not in it right now!  I do love to see the trick-or-treaters come to our door!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 7, 2012 at 2:41pm

Steph, truth be told, I can no longer enjoy a nice glass of red wine with dinner. My old body just does not tolerate alcohol and I guess that is caused by diabetes. In any even, I thought it was a funny story.  

Comment by Steph S. on October 7, 2012 at 2:34pm

Joan your tomatoes sound really wonderful.

As for alcohol I abstain from it. None for me thanks.

Hope you all are doing good today.

You can buy pumpkin carving patterns for the pumpkins.

And a special set of knives to cut the pumpkin with.

It's so much fun - then you can bake the pumpkin seeds after to eat.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 7, 2012 at 1:05pm

Here in Spokane, WA. we had our first killing frost this year on Oct. 4 and every night since then. I took in my tomatoes yesterday and this morning I tasted a few of the ripe ones and they tasted like tomato alcohol. So, I can eat tomatoes, get really happy and everyone will believe it is because I am such a jolly person.
Funny about alcohol, my Dad didn't drink anything alcoholic and I served a Chinese dinner one night with Longevity Wine, a delicious, sweet, aromatic wine from China and he fell in love with it. He drank many glasses and the old curmudgeon became a really funny man.
My son drinks even one glass of beer and becomes a raging bull.
So much for the power of alcohol.  

Comment by booklover on October 7, 2012 at 11:46am

I wish I could carve a pumpkin like that!  Some people are so talented!

Comment by Steph S. on October 7, 2012 at 11:18am

booklover and Ian - those are great!

Always enjoy coming here to visit with all of you.

Yes, I just love Halloween.

It's my favorite - favorite of all "holidays".

Comment by Steph S. on October 7, 2012 at 11:16am

Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend.

It actually got chilly here.

It's 52 degrees right now.

Wonderful weather.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 7, 2012 at 10:31am

I have a sense of humour that includes grusom.

Comment by booklover on October 7, 2012 at 10:29am

 

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