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Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 1. 9 Replies

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Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics and Secularists

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 27. 11 Replies

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Something we should all think about.....

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jun 19. 2 Replies

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Religious Calling (Mrs. Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Jun 17. 0 Replies

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Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 15. 1 Reply

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 26, 2013 at 7:53pm

What dogs teach us, (2 min video) No embed code.

booklover, that Tiddles LOL gave me quite a laugh. It really annoys me when people leave the tv on all of the time, especially if you come over to visit. Music playing, as Patricia mentions, is OK as long as it doesn't drill a hole in your head. Some days I get irritable and even lovely music is like nails on a chalkboard. I have earphones, living with a musician.

sk8eycat, I'm glad to hear Pumpkin and Basement Cat are working things out.

Comment by Patricia on October 26, 2013 at 1:35pm

On 23 October 2013, the Daily Currant published an article positing that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin had  claimed in a television news interview that Jesus Christ celebrated Easter  during his time on Earth:

In an interview with Fox  and Friends this morning, the former Alaska governor promoted her new book  about the left's "war on Christmas" and argued that all Christian holidays  should return to the traditional versions practiced by Jesus.
"It makes  me so gosh darn angry," Palin explained. "The liberal left in this country  
has targeted Christian holidays and is  trying to secularize them right out of existence.
"When Jesus  celebrated Easter with his disciples there were no Easter bunnies or egg hunts.  There were no Easter sales at department stores or parades in the street. Easter  was a special time of prayer and Christian activism.
"Jesus would  gather all the townspeople around and would listen to their stories about the  meaning of Easter in their lives. Then he would teach them how to love one  another, how to protest Roman abortion clinics and how to properly convert  homosexuals.

By the end of the day links and excerpts referencing  this article were being circulated via social media, with many of those who  encountered it mistaking it for a genuine news item.  However, the article was  just a bit of political humor from the Daily Currant which spoofed the  debate over secularization of religious-based holidays and the stereotype of  former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin as about historical matters.
As noted in the Daily Currant's "About" page, that web site  deals strictly in satire:

The Daily Currant is an  English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics,  business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media.  

Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/easter.asp#buz4xColzlOeCSOI.99

Comment by Patricia on October 26, 2013 at 1:20pm

You'll just have to come here then, Sk8ey....lots of basements.....hahahaha!!!!!

Comment by sk8eycat on October 26, 2013 at 10:33am

Hah!  "New house, full basement," indeed.  Most SoCal houses don't have basements...except for very expensive homes in places like Beverly Hills and Bel Air. 

My JW sister is annoyed that I'm referring to Freddie as a Basement Cat, but then she was annoyed that I named a sweet black cat we had in the 1970s & '80s "The Devil."  But he did remind me of a Tasmanian Devil.  And so what? As long as I am the only Servant to Cats in this house, I get to call them whatever I want.  Tee-hee!

Comment by booklover on October 26, 2013 at 10:23am

Comment by booklover on October 26, 2013 at 10:22am

Carl, I don't like the t.v. on when someone isn't watching it either.  I like quiet.  I don't like any kind of music that makes me sad.  I have to have upbeat music, or classical.  I hate sad songs.

Steph, I love the cat belt, lol.

I actually was sociable last night and went out for dinner with a friend.  I know she thinks the anti-religious stuff I post on FB is terrible.  We did not talk about religion at all.  She's about the only old friend I have left that is really religious.  At least she voted for Obama! lol.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 25, 2013 at 7:18pm

I agree, it is very easy to unintentionally click on "stop following". Things get kind of uninteresting when it happens on this site. 

Comment by Patricia on October 25, 2013 at 3:36pm

I'm forever hitting the ''stop following'' .......I find it's way too close to the main links.

Yup, new house, full basement....the only solution!!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 25, 2013 at 3:16pm

Sk8eycat, I did the same thing a few weeks ago.  Accidentally stopped following this group (it's kinda easy to do.)  I got a little suspect when I wasn't getting any notices of activity. 

Regarding your cats, I think we all know what you need to do to fix the situation.  You'll just have to move to a new house that has a basement.  No other way around it.  

Comment by sk8eycat on October 25, 2013 at 2:55pm

Hello again!  I goofed, and accidentally clicked on "Stop Following" about the same time that our adopted Basement Cat moved in.

She was upset because we don't have a basement, so she took over the den/junk room.  Pumpkin's nose was out of joint because he thought that room was his private property.  Things are finally smoothing out a little...no more snarling and hissing, anyway.

*whew!* I have an awful lot of catching up to do in here!

(LOVE the Cat Belt, but I imagine there was quite a bit of clawing and yowling before the cat accepted it.)

 

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