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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 37 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 Joan Denoo yesterday. 3 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

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 on Thursday. 4 Replies

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

Granddaughters

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Nov 15. 6 Replies

I've got three grandsons and I love them to death, but my youngest son and his wife had a baby girl in January and I haven't  right since. Granddaughter has me wrapped up like my grandsons never did. What is it about granddaughters? Her name is…Continue

Tags: grand-parent, girls, little, granddaughters

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Comment by Steph S. on February 16, 2013 at 9:23pm

Good luck with your class Chris.

oh yummy I love eggs booklover.

How wonderful that you are going on vacation - I hope you have a wonderful tim booklover - that lolcat is really cute.

Comment by booklover on February 16, 2013 at 8:01pm

love the cat doing yoga Steph! :)  A friend who raises chickens brought me 18 eggs yesterday, so tonight we had egg-salad sandwiches! 3 weeks from today we go on vacation with my mom, my sister, her husband, and their 2 kids!  That's my whole huge family! lol.  Can't wait.

Comment by Steph S. on February 16, 2013 at 11:52am

love the pics booklover and Patricia and Joan thanks for the video.

Comment by Steph S. on February 16, 2013 at 11:51am

Have a wonderful weekend everyone - have a yoga cat.

Comment by John Lynch on February 16, 2013 at 9:14am

Thank you Joan for a great video. Any words from Carl Sagan are music to my ears.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 16, 2013 at 1:41am
Well, dear friends, time for bed. I hope your sleep gives you rest and the weekend bring you renewal. Here is a little sky thing to send you to dreamland.
The Center of all Things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzKZb3qHyXk&list=WL3DB291F0C3DC...

We are part of something magnificent and we are awake.
Comment by Plinius on February 16, 2013 at 1:17am

Thanks Melinda! I tend to say little on average, but I enjoy the company here very much! Have a wonderful weekend, all of you!

And now I'll stop the exclamation marks and go back to the grindstone: I'll start a new class next week and I've found someone who wanted extra lessons, so there's extra preparation to do, lessons to write and on top of that the usual things, but I'm glad to have more work with the financial troubles in this country...

Comment by Ian Mason on February 16, 2013 at 12:59am

What kind words, Melinda. Hugs to you too. Have a happy weekend all 

Comment by booklover on February 15, 2013 at 11:04pm
Love the Ex-Benedict! Had a really nice day today! I hope you all have a great. Weekend my wonderful AN Friends. I am really thankful to know all of you and I love knowing I can get online and share things with you whether they are silly or serious! Hugs to you all~Melinda
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 15, 2013 at 10:49pm

A lovely video, Loren. But Thunderf00t does not have my vote. Mostly I hear about him opposing Atheism+. Yes, Horray for Friday. Thanks for the exuberance, booklover. LOL on the humorous breakfast, Patricia. We had a lovely day here in PA, 57°. Enjoy your weekend, all!

 

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