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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 3 hours ago. 21 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 11 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 Dec 15. 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

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 booklover on November 21, 2012 at 7:41am

Where do you find these things Grinning Cat?  Cool. :)

Patricia, that is some long hair!  I can't imagine untangling it after a cat played with it! lol.

Have a good day friends. ~ MelindaHere's a coffee-cat for you Steph! :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 21, 2012 at 12:05am

Darkly cute, GrinningCat. Thanks.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 20, 2012 at 11:12pm

That's really good. Thanks, GC.

Comment by Steph S. on November 20, 2012 at 11:10pm

Cool - thank you Grinning Cat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 20, 2012 at 8:32pm

Serious whimsy, with a wonderful accordion soundtrack and even a couple of feline appearances:

 

Comment by Steph S. on November 20, 2012 at 4:18pm

Love the LOLcat booklover!

It's so cute.

My kitty used to sleep on top of my head at night. : )

Comment by booklover on November 20, 2012 at 7:29am

Another great Simpsons cartoon Steph.  Like the shirt Napoleon!

"What a wonderful world" IS one of the greatest songs ever and one of my favorites too Joan.

Have a good Tuesday people!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 20, 2012 at 5:49am

What a wonderful world - Playing for change

Watching these beautiful faces with sweet smiles, their voices blended with Grandpa Elliott's and singing one of my favorite songs, "What a wonderful world". 
I like your photos today, from the Simpsons to kitties and T shirt. It has been a wonderful day. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 19, 2012 at 11:59pm

Wow, I got three pages behind. I had to pass on that Simpsons joke. I assume the Obama photo is photoshopped? Apt use. Thanks all!

Comment by Steph S. on November 19, 2012 at 11:23pm

 

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