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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat 5 hours ago. 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia 9 hours ago. 4 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

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 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 on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 20. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 13, 2013 at 9:29pm

Elaine, so sorry to read the news about your aunt.  I'm thinking of you.  It's good to hear from you. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2013 at 9:02pm

Nice music Tony!

Sk8eycat sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt. I hope yo uare doing OK and my thoughts are with you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 13, 2013 at 8:30pm
sk8eycat, I'm sorry to learn of the loss of your aunt and you didn't have time to see her. Is this a photo of her? or a way to share a memory of her and express your loss? The sentiment reflects sweet mutual love.
How are you?
Comment by sk8eycat on November 13, 2013 at 8:02pm

I must apologize for neglecting you all, but "stuff" has been happening.  (And my cousins did not let me know till it was too late to grab a train to Arizona..a short trip.  Damn!)

I'll miss you, my dear Aunt You loved me for myself.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 13, 2013 at 8:01pm

Tony, this is great acapella music. I listened to some of their other pieces and they have the ability to create very different and interesting pieces. Versatile!  Thanks. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 13, 2013 at 6:32pm

For those who like acapella music, Pentatonix.

Comment by booklover on November 13, 2013 at 3:56pm

Loren and Patricia, LOVE LOVE LOVE the posts!

Steph, cute cat pic as always!  Well, the "young love" is not there. lol.  He told her he just wanted to be friends and wasn't looking for a relationship.  Obviously not true since he pursued her, and told her he really liked her.  It was she who was hesitant.  He said he couldn't wait to be a dad.  She doesn't want kids unless she adopts a child that probably no one else would adopt.  He wants to live here, she wants to live in Chicago, etc...  I think he was really attracted to her ( she's beautiful, but I am biased!) and wanted a girlfriend who looked like her, but knew she would never be what he wanted, and she knows he wasn't for her either.  I did make her laugh though since she broke-up with him when she was 14, I said maybe he'd been plotting this all along, and just crossed it off his list with crayon! lol

Comment by Loren Miller on November 13, 2013 at 12:52pm

And now, another exciting episode of: The Atheist Pig:

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 13, 2013 at 11:41am

When I watch the dancing prisoners from Cebu, I wonder what happened to them. Cebu was one of the hardest hit islands. Is that prison even still standing?

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2013 at 11:24am

 

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