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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan 18 hours ago. 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 on Friday. 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 July 15, 2013 at 7:54pm

LOL Loren and Carl! :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 15, 2013 at 7:26pm

Comment by Loren Miller on July 15, 2013 at 7:19pm

Okay, you want a groaner?  Here goes:

Descartes and a friend walked into a bar.  The friend tells the bartender, "I'll have a beer," but Descartes doesn't order.  The barkeep turns to the philosopher and asks, "Anything for you?"  Descartes answers, "I think not"...

And INSTANTLY disappears!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 15, 2013 at 7:15pm

Geez.....and I thought I had a real unknown "groaner." 

Comment by booklover on July 15, 2013 at 6:57pm

Ha Ha Carl.  I've heard that one!  Which crayon weighs less than blue?  Light blue!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 15, 2013 at 4:37pm

Hey, did you hear about the new corduroy pillow-cases?  They're sure making headlines! 

Comment by booklover on July 14, 2013 at 4:36pm

Thanks Ruth, I really did LOL at some of those adorable cats and kittens!

Our daughter left today for the week, to work as a counselor at an art camp at a University close to us.  It is run by her wonderful high school art teacher, and Shauna LOVES doing it.  She was first an art-camper, and for the last 3 years she's been a counselor.  I think she'll do this job (one week a year!) for as long as her teacher does the camp.  They live in the dorms, meals are provided, and she's in charge of her own group all week.  She'd do it for free she loves it so much, but I'm glad she gets paid! lol.  I wish it was a full-time job.  She would be in her glory.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 14, 2013 at 4:23pm

They're a lot of fun, Ruth.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 14, 2013 at 1:53pm

Happy Sunday, all! Here's a cat video to lighten your afternoon. YouTube

(I couldn't get the embed code to work.)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 14, 2013 at 12:07am

The  - Employees must "wash hands"- sign gets me the worst, as it implies the management condones pretend hygiene.

 

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