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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan 4 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

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 booklover on August 26, 2014 at 11:14pm
Joan, Fundie neighbor has already overheard numerous conversations I've had with my Atheist mom on our patio. I get a perverse enjoyment I knowing she's shocked. I also swear too much. One time she made up some story about her boss who swore too much, thinking she was "teaching" me not to swear. I made sure to swear more when I knew she could hear me. Lol. I can amuse myself easily! :)
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 10:34pm

Patricia, a great bit of improvised music. Must have been fun to watch. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 10:28pm

A screened in porch sounds so good, no mosquitos, no flies, no yellow jackets. With a screen between you and your fundy neighbors, you can make all kinds of sounds and they will wonder what on Earth are you doing .... must be sinful! 

Nice to go into retirement with a good roof. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 26, 2014 at 8:34pm
I deleted the everlasting cat for you folks.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2014 at 3:42pm

Spud, thanks for the code, and a widening of my vision of what comes next. I do need a two seater and room for groceries. Cary does all the shopping but doesn't drive because of a brain injury. He is disabled and on SSI. 

Spud, that 2 mile one way recumbent trike ride in the winter in Pocatello, ID must have been hazardous. Did you go on sidewalks or streets? How did you handle ice? 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2014 at 2:44pm

For several years before I retired, I rode the 2 miles to work and 2 miles back every day on my recumbent trike, which had no covering.  Sometimes in negative 10 degrees F.  

I wore a ski mask and hood, but only a light coat, and never got too cold.  My pumping kept me warm.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 26, 2014 at 2:21pm

Carl, that's a disturbing cat graphic. I can't look at it with a full stomach.

There are a lot of mobility scooters on the road in Denmark, open and enclosed. Fine for most of the year but not useful when the snow comes.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 26, 2014 at 2:02pm

A rare afternoon appearance by yours truly. Guess I'm not the only one. Another major T-storm passing through. It's unfair that we're getting drenched and other parts desparately need rain. The golf course was soggy--rare for August. (I played this AM to beat the heat.)

By the way, my "poopmobile" is my dog. She goes in the yard. Molly used to go in the field. Gotta watch my step now!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 26, 2014 at 1:37pm

The faithless popemobile.  Good for a laugh.  

Comment by Plinius on August 26, 2014 at 1:28pm

The pope has got one, Joan.

 

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