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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan 11 hours ago. 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 on Friday. 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

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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

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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

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Comment by sk8eycat on October 8, 2012 at 2:16pm

A "friend" sent this today:

Unhappy Muslims -

I have to admit, this is brilliant...never heard it put this way...so succinct and to the point...plain and simple!!!

THE MUSLIMS ARE NOT HAPPY!

They're not happy in Gaza ..
They're not happy in Egypt ..
They're not happy in Libya ..
They're not happy in Morocco ..
They're not happy in Iran ..
They're not happy in Iraq ..
They're not happy in Yemen ..
They're not happy in Afghanistan ..
They're not happy in Pakistan ..
They're not happy in Syria ..
They're not happy in Lebanon ..

SO, WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY?

They're happy in Australia .
They're happy in Canada .
They're happy in England ..
They're happy in France ..
They're happy in Italy ..
They're happy in Germany ..
They're happy in Sweden ..
They're happy in the USA ..
They're happy in Norway ..
They're happy in Holland .
They're happy in Denmark .

Basically, they're happy in every country that is not Muslim and unhappy in every country that is!

AND WHO DO THEY BLAME?

Not Islam.
Not their leadership.
Not themselves.

THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!

AND THEN; They want to change those countries to be like....
THE COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM WHERE THEY WERE UNHAPPY!

Excuse me, but I can't help wondering...

How damn dumb can you get?
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I wrote back to him that this was exactly how the Puritans and other Protestant groups behaved when they 1) emigrated from England to Holland, and then when the Dutch got fed up with them, 2) came across the Atlantic to North America.  (Forgot to mention the Catholic Crutch's behavior in Mexico and South america.)
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 8, 2012 at 1:59pm

Patricia, I just looked through your photo album and you have a lovely family of cats sharing your home. I look forward to seeing the before and after of your remodel. 

Comment by Ian Mason on October 8, 2012 at 10:08am

Just been to a major Edvard Munch exhibition. He actually got (sort of) happy after he got dried out from the booze and spent 8 months at a nerve sanitorium. This is from before though, and more typical of what he's known for.

Comment by booklover on October 8, 2012 at 9:25am

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 8, 2012 at 7:40am

Good morning all. Where did you night dreams take you? To places of beauty, I hope. What a transition back to wakefulness. Here is a little song I like to listen to upon waking, Mr. Bill Withers.

'Lovely Day'

http://youtu.be/sYi7uEvEEmk

Enjoy, have a wonderful day. Keep a song in your heart, and a dance in your step as you go forward. Peace.

 

Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 6:27am

Good morning everyone!

Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 6:26am

Sounds like a wonderful project Patricia.

Wish you the best on your remodeling.

Comment by Steph S. on October 8, 2012 at 12:09am
Patricia - Ruth is right - we would love to see your remodeled house if you would like to share. I hope they get it all fixed up for you.
Joan - yes your story was funny. Thanks for sharing.
Pumpkin - I love it. It's very tasty!
Have a good night! Early day tomorrow.
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!!

 

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