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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 December 7, 2013 at 10:40am

So today is the xmas family reunion party for my MIL's side of the family. She is one of 11 kids, so big party.  My daughter said she just cannot face putting on a happy face and answering all the questions from relatives about why she left school, what are her plans now, etc.  My husband totally understood.  So I'm not going either! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  My son wants to go, so my husband and son are going, and my daughter and I are going to see a movie! 

Have a good weekend friends! ~ Mindy

Comment by booklover on December 6, 2013 at 8:11am

Cute family pictures Joan!

Comment by Plinius on December 6, 2013 at 12:42am

What a nice family, Joan!

Comment by Plinius on December 6, 2013 at 12:40am

I love that video, Sk8eycat! I saved it and use it to rid myself of petty irritations. That works!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 6, 2013 at 12:03am

Spokane River through downtown

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2013 at 11:56pm

My granddaughter Michelle and her partner Jared with their blended family of five children on a family skate night. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2013 at 11:32pm

Granddaughter Michelle and Great-grandson Noah

Comment by booklover on December 5, 2013 at 5:17pm

Felaine, that video gave me the chills!  I sent it to my daughter on FB and told her to watch it!  Thanks for finding and posting that!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 5, 2013 at 2:31pm

Great video, Sk8eycat.  I love mind-jarring information like that.  It's ironic, but the more I learn about our universe and how large it is, the more I personally feel intimately connected to it.   

Comment by Ian Mason on December 5, 2013 at 2:17pm

That is BIG, Felaine.

Reading "The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" just now. Over 200 years old rudeness. Definitions:

Admiral of the narrow seas: one who is so intoxicated that he vomits into the lap af the person opposite.

Vice-admiral of the narrow seas: one who is so drunk that he pisses under the table and into the shoes of his neighbour.

Parties must have been wild back then.

 

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