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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 10 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

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Comment by booklover on January 3, 2014 at 8:25am

Joan, We have a cat, Lula, with markings like that, and my daughter's cat, Lucy, has them also.  Beautiful!

Cool Rose Parade float Felaine!Journey is beautiful!  This is Lula~ she will be 12 in April. :)

Comment by sk8eycat on January 3, 2014 at 1:51am

I slept through the parade, but I wish I'd seen this float and heard the applause!

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gay-wedding-rose-parade...

1660766_rose_parade_BRV

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2014 at 1:01am

Beautiful cats, Chris, and such interesting patterns. I wonder if there are DNA tests going on to track the evolution of feline families? 

Comment by Plinius on January 3, 2014 at 12:48am

Journey is a beauty! As far as I know, she has a tabby-pattern that has a strong relation to wildcats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_wildcat

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 2, 2014 at 11:54pm

The photo is Journey on top of the kids easel in the family room. She climbs walls, curtain, cupboards, and has killed the pet rat, gerbil, and hamster.  We secured the pets in cages and thought all was well, however Journey figured out ways to get into the cages and do her dastardly deeds. 

I don't think they will get anything smaller than a goat next time. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 2, 2014 at 11:49pm

There was a little mouse leaving its black specks from kitchen to bathroom and seemed to like the room I slept in at Laura's. I could hear him/her climbing around on the inner springs. The dogs and cats knew there was something that smelled good, but they couldn't catch it. 

We brought in super mouser, Journey, and the only thing she caught was eating my nose, ear, hair, toes, eyebrows and biting my body through the blankets. She is very young and very physically active. I suppose I got some sleep the two nights we had her in for the big hunt, but not very much. So we returned her to her home at my grand-daughter's where she does a tremendous job with mice, moles and crickets. 

Her markings are quite remarkable, very similar to Bengal cat breeds. As far as we know, she is a farm cat from farm cats. 

Here are some Bengal cat markings: 

Bengal Marbled cat patterns

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 2, 2014 at 10:46pm

We looked at four Mummers Fancy Brigades and deleted the rest, too boring. Hercules is getting to us in Phila now.

Comment by booklover on January 2, 2014 at 4:21pm
Haha, I know Spud, right?!
Comment by Idaho Spud on January 2, 2014 at 11:09am

Slightly disturbing but quite funny Mindy!

Comment by booklover on January 2, 2014 at 9:44am

Slightly disturbing, lol.

 

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