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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 15 hours ago. 23 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 11 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

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 Steph S. on June 8, 2012 at 6:15pm

I love the LOL you posted Ian!

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 6:12pm

*hands Paula earplugs and Valerian* - that is exactly the party that should be the 'anti-stupid' but... it too has been co-opted, which is why I'm listed UNA/Independent...

Comment by Tammy S on June 8, 2012 at 6:11pm

I tell ya sk8eycat and Joe, I am expecting full blown civil war to bust out any day, there's so much disrespect for a standing president and I honestly believe that's because of his name and his skin color. I mean correct me if I'm wrong but my husband and I were discussing this very thing this morning before we saw the Obama effigy in the news, that we could not remember news anchors and reporters calling any other sitting President Mr. So and So but all the time you hear these assholes completely disrespect President Obama by calling him 'Mr. Obama'! We seriously can't recall any other President being so disrespected in the media and honestly as much as I hated President Bush, he was always Mr. President and I can't remember anyone calling him Mr. Bush...

Comment by booklover on June 8, 2012 at 6:06pm

 

Ugh!  Sorry they are doing that Paula.

Comment by Paula W on June 8, 2012 at 5:53pm
I'm at the Democratic state convention, but it feels like I'm in church. They have a gospel choir playing. =/
Comment by booklover on June 8, 2012 at 5:38pm

Joe, I hate that I am such a pessimist, but I don't think we can win.  The world is getting scarier and scarier, and the 'believers' will win because they are scared.  And the more we tell them that their beliefs are nonsense, the harder, and nastier, they are going to push back.  I hope I'm wrong!~ Melinda

Comment by Joe Meyer on June 8, 2012 at 5:25pm

We are living in The Crazy Years. (Anyone who has read Robert A. Heinlein's "Future History" stories knows what that means.  A theocratic dictatorship by the next 10 - 20 years.  With any luck, I'll be dead by then.)

Has anyone considered a split in the thinking of the country almost as important as the Civil War was? I sometimes wonder if progressive will win out, or have to  co exist with the Theocratic beliefs.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 8, 2012 at 2:55pm

Comment by Lillie on June 8, 2012 at 2:26pm

I think Wisconsin was a "dress rehearsal" for the national election in November, and it doesn't look good for anyone with even the slightest progressive sympathies.

I am terrified you are right.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 8, 2012 at 1:03pm

Tammy, I think the Walker jock straps (supporters) spent 8 to 10 times as much as his opponents could scrape up.  One disgusting aspect of the mess is that the national Democratic party didn't help as much as they could have, and they waited till the last minute to do anything at all.

I think Wisconsin was a "dress rehearsal" for the national election in November, and it doesn't look good for anyone with even the slightest progressive sympathies.

We are living in The Crazy Years. (Anyone who has read Robert A. Heinlein's "Future History" stories knows what that means.  A theocratic dictatorship by the next 10 - 20 years.  With any luck, I'll be dead by then.)

 

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