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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan 18 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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Tammy S on July 26, 2012 at 1:24pm

I've seen those who argue that the government shouldn't get involved because it's a privately owned establishment, I wonder had the government not gotten involved back during the racial justice struggles, if we'd still have white only establishments? I applaud this mayor.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 26, 2012 at 1:11pm

@Tony have you seen the sick, bigoted comments from the god-bots to the Yahoo News story about of the Boston Mayor's letter... some of them are so ignorant that they haven't figured out that every gay person has, or had straight parents.

I also received this from a friend this morning:

Comment by sk8eycat on July 26, 2012 at 1:06pm

@Grinning Cat: I have a T-Shirt with "Books, Cats, Life is Good" with the Edward Gorey drawing on it.

Edward Gorey Books Cats Art Cartoon Sweatshirt M NEW

Comment by booklover on July 26, 2012 at 9:13am

Idaho Spud, I have 3 and I will ALWAYS have cats.  They just make me smile.  I should include my 10-year old black Lab, whom I love dearly, but I am definitely a cat-person.  I guess I should include my husband and 18- and 20-year old 'children' (when they are home!) also?! lol~ Melinda

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 26, 2012 at 8:56am

Booklover, I don't have any cats, but I love the feel-good "Home is where my cats are" cartoon.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 26, 2012 at 8:52am

Way to go Mayor Menino!

Comment by booklover on July 26, 2012 at 8:00am

That is wonderful. A public-figure who ACTUALLY stands for what is right and lets the country know it!  Awesome.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 26, 2012 at 7:20am

Holy jumpin' kimono!!!  Mayor Menino kick ass and takes tickets!  BRAVO!!!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 26, 2012 at 7:14am

Some politicians are willing to not only say it, but put it in writing! Way to go Mayor Menino!

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 26, 2012 at 3:29am

Thanks, Ian. I'm a firm believer in the K.I.S.S. principal, but when I get upset, I kinda go synonymous (don't even know if that'a a word, but you get my drift) on their asses. Confuses the hell outta them, and helps me to really get something off my chest.

 

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