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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 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

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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by k.h. ky on August 29, 2014 at 7:52am
Morning all. I'm on my way to my last day of jury duty. Free at last, free at last, thank the FSM, I'm free at last.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 29, 2014 at 7:36am

Always happy to have new faces around these parts (as they used to say in the old western movies). Welcome Larry and Bertold.

And as for your news, Mindy, I couldn't be happier! What a relief.

Good Friday and weekend to all!

Comment by Plinius on August 29, 2014 at 2:27am

I'm so glad you got good news, Mindy!

Comment by booklover on August 28, 2014 at 9:51pm
Good to know! Thanks! :)
Comment by booklover on August 28, 2014 at 8:56pm
Patricia, I will see if it helps my reflux. That would be great. If it could stop all nausea, I would never stray from the diet even once. I can even handle pain better than the kind of nausea I used to have.
Comment by booklover on August 28, 2014 at 8:17pm
I haven't, Joan, but I'm not ruling it out.
Patricia, I am going to try your diet that you suggested. Thank you!
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2014 at 8:11pm

Mindy, have you tried Marijuana? I have never had so much as a cigarette in my mouth and I don't think I would try mj; however, some report relief using it. Frankly, I don't like being around people who do use it, it makes some slimy sweet. 

Comment by booklover on August 28, 2014 at 7:58pm
Joan, that's so sweet! Thank you so much. I wasn't worried for my own sake, as much as for my kids' sake. I can handle my condition, except the nausea. It's pretty well taken care of with the Nortriptylene, but not entirely. I just find it so interesting that this drug wasn't meant for this use, but was found to work for nausea. Not in the receptors in the brain, but the ones in the gut. The day or two after my Gastroenterologist gave it to me, I had quality-of-life back. Thank Science! Hugs to you, Joan.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2014 at 7:40pm

Larry, I share your interest in European and British history, gardening, books, genealogy, chin wags, learning about people from different places and you may want to block me because I love to talk about economics, politics and religion. However, there are many other people on this site that like the same topics as you, and there are some very special places that might appeal to you. 

Godless in the garden

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2014 at 7:23pm

Mindy, you have no idea how happy I am to learn that your tests came back benign ... I was very concerned. I know, I am the one who says worry is of no use, and I was waiting for your test results.

Now, surely there is some relief to be had from your stomach condition. I will keep looking.  

 

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