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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo 6 hours ago. 20 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 January 26, 2013 at 6:33pm

Congrats Joseph!

Another Penn and Teller fan here also!

So true about water and homeopathy Grinning Cat!

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 26, 2013 at 5:46pm

Joseph, congratulations on your new feline family member!

sk8eycat, I hardly drink, but wonder if anyone has tried blind tastings of shaken vs. stirred martinis, just to set that myth to rest. (As if the gin wouldn't be plenty "bruised" in transport to the liquor stores!)

Speaking of liquid myths, if homeopathy worked, plain drinking water would be the most effective drug of all, since it would "remember" all kinds of things it had been in contact with.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2013 at 5:44pm

Penn & Teller get 2 thumbs up from me also.

Comment by Steph S. on January 26, 2013 at 5:42pm

I love Penn and Teller too sk8eycat. Oh sorry about getting the glass wrong I must have missed the title. I am a member of Alley Cat Allies. I gladly give them my money. : )

Comment by sk8eycat on January 26, 2013 at 4:21pm

I LOVE Penn Jillette...AND Penn & Teller, AND their short "Bullsh*t!" videos about the buybull.  I would like to be as effectively outspoken about the ridiculous aspects of ALL religions, but I'm not nearly as clever.

Steph...Ummmm....I think that's a Martini glass...the caption was "I like them shaken, not stirred," which is the opposite of the way James Bond (and my father) always ordered his Martinis. They were supposed to be gently stirred so as not to "bruise" the gin.  As IF!

I thought of a drink name for cat charity (Alley Cat Allies or the Stray Cat Club...both local feral cat caretaker orgs) fundraisers... "Alley Brandexander." A bass-ackward Brandy Alexander...useta be one of my faves.   A cat couldn't drink it 'cause it has Creme de Cacao in it...AND brandy.  But I would still like a small sip...more than a tbsp of anything stronger than wine gives me a migraine...

 

Comment by Joseph Corder on January 26, 2013 at 3:03pm

Penn Jillette is one kool dude!!

Comment by Steph S. on January 26, 2013 at 10:52am

Congrats for your new kitty Joseph. Sounds like a beautiful cat - maybe you can share a picture of your new kitty. sk8eycat I love the kitty drinking from the wine glass.

Comment by Steph S. on January 26, 2013 at 10:37am

Comment by Joseph Corder on January 26, 2013 at 6:43am

Hey sk8eycat, we've got a cat!  My wife went next door, to check on the her 3 cats.  She heard a meow and a cat came up to her. She picked up the cat thinking that one of the cats got out.  She opened the door and saw the 3 cats!!  The cat that she picked up was not one of the neighbors cats.  The cat followed her to our house and came right on in.  It was 15 degrees out side !!  He is potty trained, a well kept cat!  We checked with the neighbors as to who owned the cat and nobody did!!  He is ours until the owner shows up!  We are not going to canvas the neighborhood!  We figured that whoever let the cat out in 15 degree weather doesn't deserve him!!  The owner should look for the cat although we don't expect them too!  This cat had to be let out against its will because he sure wouldn't go outside when we held the door for him!!  We named him Bob, because he has only half his tail, which he was born with!!

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on January 25, 2013 at 6:57pm
 

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