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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 booklover on January 27, 2014 at 8:40am

Yes, Facebook lists Atheism as a religion.  One friend of mine said she didn't want to put Atheism as a religion, so as her religion, she said Science.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2014 at 11:49pm

Grinning Cat, love the bald young lady and agree with your ? of Facebook listing atheist as "religious affiliation"! 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 26, 2014 at 11:44pm

Joseph, I hope the "right" people pay attention to the anti-religious songs you sneak into your playlists! Let us know how it goes....

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 26, 2014 at 11:43pm

And yes, I saw Eats, Shoots and Leaves in a bookstore, and enjoyed browsing through it.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 26, 2014 at 11:42pm

Facebook lists being atheist as a "religious affiliation"?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2014 at 11:32pm

Joseph, good luck. 

Comment by booklover on January 26, 2014 at 10:06pm
I hate posting on here from my phone, because auto-correct incorrectly changes things! So many typos that I didn't do!
Comment by booklover on January 26, 2014 at 10:04pm
Let us know how your FB experiment goes Joseph! I have gone back and forth on whether to stay I FB so many times! I like to get free samples I the mail, and now you need to "like" them on FB in order to get many of them. But I àlso "like" lots of pages that I get some good material from to post on here.
How many friends do you keep? I don't even keep 20 because I can't handle the religious crap. There still is some, but I also post very anti- right wing and anti- religious stuff. Once in a while one of my liberal or Atheist friends will "like" it.~Mindy
Comment by Joseph Corder on January 26, 2014 at 8:27pm

How come facebook doesn't have two separate columns, one for Theists and one for Non-Theist, then a person can define their beliefs or non-beliefs?  When I entered Atheist, I thought it was a simple thing no biggie.  On my time line, it said that I had changed my religious affiliation (WTF)!!!  What did they assume that I was?!!   

Comment by Joseph Corder on January 26, 2014 at 8:08pm

Hey guys,  facebook is pathetic!  Most of the people I've been hanging around with throw up a whole bunch of jesus crap!  I've known these people at various times, throughout my life.  No one has asked me what I believe, even though I post music of an adult theme.  No one has mentioned about how raunchy the songs are or what effect it might have on their children!  I have hatched a plan!  I want to see how many of the posers are really paying attention!  I will continue to post the music.  I will then post the music with a warning of adult content to see what happens!  Then for shits and giggles I will introduce anti-religious songs into the mix and see what happens!  I want to know how many of these people pay attention!!  It will be interesting to find out!  I have started posting explicit music and I have had NO complaints!  I know people are listening because I am getting a good number of thumbs up!  I don't know where I am going with this, but so far , it's a blast!  I believe the ones that have already given the thumbs up have failed!  How can you give a thumbs up to raunchy music and then turn around and say that raunchy music is a tool of the devil?!!!!  I am having more fun than a barrel of monkeys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ha.  Yesterday, my sister posted a thank you to her boss for paying for a weekend get away trip (sort of..).  My sister said, "Praise god for the trip that my boss has completely paid for"!!!  Isn't that the dumbest shit?  

 

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