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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan on Wednesday. 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 Frank Gibson on August 9, 2014 at 4:11am
Sitting on the bridge of my ship with a watch partner that just oozes Jesus. I feel like he's eating my brain.
Comment by booklover on August 8, 2014 at 11:13pm
Thanks, Grinning!
And thank you for the reassurance, Felaine! I'm sorry your girl kitty died at 2. :(
This summer has sucked with having 3 animals close to us that had to be put down. A close friend's dog that our son dog- sat for, our dog, now my mom's cat, all within a 3- week span!
Comment by sk8eycat on August 8, 2014 at 11:04pm

Mindy, I once adopted 2 kittens from the same litter....one died at about age 2 from Feline Leukemia (and so did all the other kittens from that litter...as did their feral mother), and I was terrified that Lyle (her brother) would develop it, too.  But he never did...and they ate and drank out of the same dishes, and usually slept curled up together, too.  Lyle lived to be 17.....

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 8, 2014 at 11:01pm

What Joan said! I too hope Lillian has an easy last few hours, and that your mom will be "ok" in the weeks and months ahead.

I've shared this before:

Comment by booklover on August 8, 2014 at 10:40pm
Pretty close Carl! My mom adopted Lucy and Lillian, but couldn't handle Lucy, so she gave her to my daughter. Lillian is partial to my daughter though!
I worry because Feline Leukemia is contagious, but Lucy hasn't been with Lillian for 10 months, and shows no signs!
Joan, Lillian just became more and more lethargic. My mom took her in today, and she only had less than 1/3 of the red blood cells she should have. They said she was pale! I wondered how you determine if a cat is pale! They can tell by their gums!
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2014 at 10:12pm

Sorry to learn of Lillian's Feline Leukemia. What were the symptoms? Hope she has an easy last few hours. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2014 at 9:26pm

I remember now, Mindy.  Lillian was partial to your daughter and gave you the cold shoulder, but Mom ended up getting the cat. 

Comment by booklover on August 8, 2014 at 8:59pm
Thanks Carl. Lillian never liked me though! Lol. It was so funny! We don't know why, since I love animals so much. She just never took to me! We are hoping she dies peacefully in her sleep tonight. Does that sound cruel? I hope not!
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2014 at 8:52pm

Sorry to hear that, Mindy.  How sad!  Give Lillian a rub on the head for me.

Comment by booklover on August 8, 2014 at 8:49pm
Thanks, Joan. It actually was okay.
My mom has some bad news. Her cat has Feline Leukemia, and they are putting her down tomorrow morning. I'm going to go with her. She's only had her 10 months. She's a 4- year old cat. Her name is Lillian.
 

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