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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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Randall Smith on April 13, 2014 at 7:27am

Whew, that makes me dizzy!

Comment by Loren Miller on April 13, 2014 at 7:20am

Darth Vader!  You've just helped the Emperor overthrow the Galactic Alliance, create the first Empire and start building your Death Star!  What are you going to do now?


I'm gonna go to Disney World!

Comment by booklover on April 12, 2014 at 9:03am

Thanks Spud! :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 12, 2014 at 8:36am

Mindy, I like the advice you gave your daughter.

Comment by booklover on April 12, 2014 at 8:15am

Thanks Steph :)

Chris, you are so nice!  <3

Update:  She came home from the date SO happy.  She told him of her diagnosis, and he said he totally understood her hesitation, told her she looked gorgeous, they had fun and talked a lot.  She said it was the best date she's ever been on.  What an understanding, nice guy!

I hope you all have a great weekend my friends. :)

Comment by Plinius on April 12, 2014 at 1:25am

You've got a very sensible daughter, Mindy! She is careful with other people and with herself.

People with any illness can choose: pick a healthy partner and you'll spend a lifetime doing more than you can because you don't want to let down partner.

Pick no partner: you won't let her/him down and you can order your life the way you want it.

Or pick a partner with a similar illness; you're on equal footing and you understand each other perfectly, but when the shit hits the fan you have to do the impossible to get things right.

Give her my love.

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2014 at 9:24pm

Comment by Steph S. on April 11, 2014 at 9:22pm

Oh enjoyed reading that booklover - I am glad to here of your updates. No need to apologize. Well I hope things go the way she wants them to go and everything works out for the two of them.

Comment by booklover on April 11, 2014 at 8:00pm
So my daughter is on a date again with the same guy she has been going on dates with for a few weeks. He is 24, she is 22. He has already told her how much he likes her, and he wants her to be his girlfriend. She told him she is flattered, but not ready for that, and can they just keep doing what they are doing for now. To me she says the idea of having someone in her space makes her very anxious, and she doesn't feel the need or want to have a life partner (not saying it would be this guy.) She has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression as I've said before. The depression is much better. Not the anxiety. I told her she needs to decide if it's that, or if it's him, or it's just the way she is. She said the diagnosis IS part of who she is, which is true. Either way, I said she can't keep getting all dressed up and looking lovely, and going on dates with him if he has no chance of anything more. Because he's already told her he wants more than casual dating. She knows she has a big decision to make. I told her if she decides she never wants a partner, then she should be upfront when going on dates. Maybe some people just want casual dating too. Sorry for writing a book.
Comment by booklover on April 11, 2014 at 7:21am

Me too Patricia and Felaine! :)

 

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