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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat 6 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 10 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 May 22, 2013 at 2:27pm

Steph, in summer school are you going to be the student or the teacher?  What classes will you be involved with?

Comment by booklover on May 22, 2013 at 1:52pm

Joan, that is so nice of you to include the woman with no support-system!!!!  I'm glad it's going okay.

Steph, adorable cat pic. :)  I know you'll do great in your classes! ~ Melinda/Mindy/Booklover, lol

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2013 at 1:47pm

The Breast Cancer Site

I'm all hooked up, first drip will take 1 1/2 hours. Five hours till finished. I feel fine, not a bit of pain; staff at Cancer Care Northwest have so many skills, patients getting chemo all have positive attitudes, there are twelve  of us getting chemo with no  vacant chemo-recliner.  My little support team spreads their good cheer wherever they are. There are many volunteers that tend to our every needs, making sure patients have blankets, nuts and beverages.  

Laura and Laura sit with me, they provide great conversation for me and a woman next to me who doesn't have a good support system and needs one very badly. I think we have a new team member. 

Comment by Steph S. on May 22, 2013 at 11:27am

Summer school starts next week for me.

Comment by booklover on May 22, 2013 at 10:11am

You always have a great perspective Joan!

Thanks Steph, my daughter started her hardest class, math, yesterday. The other 2 have different start-dates.

Comment by Steph S. on May 22, 2013 at 9:44am
Melinda that's so nice of your mom to support your daughter in her decision to focus on her classes. Did she already start summer school?
Joan we are here to support you and you are in our thoughts.
Happy hump day to you too Melinda!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2013 at 9:24am

With that last blast to you on Atheist Nexus, I go to chemo therapy and will be there about five hours as they drain a little bit of poison at a time into my body. I welcome it with gratitude and appreciation for the researchers who look for the best treatment and diet, the doctors and technicians who administer it, my family who  will hold my hand as I puke into whatever receptacle I can find and my support system that exists here at Atheist Nexus. Do not pray for me, get your exams regularly, and go to the best doctors you can find. Do not rely on voodoo herbalists who make claims that they cannot support with research. For those who do the research properly, separate those out from the witch doctors and think for yourself!

Comment by booklover on May 22, 2013 at 9:23am

Yay to that lady that was not shy about saying she is an Atheist on national television!  I don't like Wolf Blitzer anymore. 

Joan!  I'm SO glad everything went well!!! I was thinking of you and waiting to hear. Also, that going under the ice video freaked me out!  I can't even imagine! Hugs from me!

Ian, you are very nice looking! I agree with Joan's advice about your Mum.  Glad you have family to go through this with you.

Carl, love the red dot cat! lol.

My daughter quit her summer job.  Too much pressure with her 3 online classes.  We told her it is perfectly fine with us, we just want her well and happy.  My lovely Mom put $1,000 into my daughter's checking-acct. and told her to have a fun summer! 

Happy hump-day you wonderful people!~ Mindy

Comment by Steph S. on May 22, 2013 at 9:21am
Thank you for that video Tony! I'm so proud of her!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2013 at 9:15am

Did you notice her expression when she reported being an atheist? I saw pride, self-respect, disdain and even sarcasm. I know, you will say I am reading into her countenance what I want to see. Did you notice how her interviewer backed right up! 

Well, I can tell you, at Sacred Heart Hospital, a Roman Catholic hospital started by Mother Joseph in 1856, whenever a technician asked my religion I spoke proudly, confidently, competently, that I am an atheist. One time I asked the questioner if that was a rare response and she said, "No, it as a very common one!" 

Hold our heads up high, with firm voices, backbones of steel and arms of velvet, say, "I am atheist." 

No one will faint or deny you services, except they do not do abortions, and I have an empty field and no need for one, nor a desire for one. If I needed or wanted an abortion, I would not be going there. 

My aunt Melda received her nursing training there, my mother worked there for many years, and I was a candy striper there from my 16th birthday when the sisters still wore burqas. They offer excellent care, and I give them credit for that.  

Just remember, think for yourself, do what is right for you, and be so very proud!

 

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