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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 12 hours ago. 21 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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2013 at 6:10pm
Celebrating Rhoda: Her Best TV Moments
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20679533,00.html
Comment by booklover on March 6, 2013 at 6:02pm

Oh Felaine!  I'm so sorry you're in pain!  When I had my wisdom teeth extracted as an adult, the only thing that helped my pain were heat-packs on my face!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 6, 2013 at 5:11pm

Intermission: Good article, GREAT billboards>

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/03/03/american-at...

 

(BAD Felaine!  Does anyone in here know if it's possible to develop a resistance to novocaine, or whatever it is that dentists use?  I had a tooth extracted today and felt everything even though she kept injecting more and more whatever-it-was... I cried and cried and cried.  First time in my life I've ever done that, and I've had a LOT of dental work in the past 60+ years.  Oh, Dawg, it HURTS! )

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2013 at 4:56pm

Patricia, I read so much pain, or frustration in your post and when family has "sides" or "issues" it is really hard. My daughter hated me for years and it hurt. Thankfully, those days are gone. I hope you are able to discuss how you feel with your daughter, honestly and in non-blaming ways, just speak your truth. It may or may not make things better between the two of you, but what have you got to lose?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2013 at 4:50pm
I understand what you mean, Ruth, I don't care for slapstick the way I once did, and how they milked for laughs. I didn't and don't like Laurel and Hardy or the Three Stooges ... too much laughing at pain. However, this sketch tickled my funny bone. I would love to see a set that make you laugh. Or anyone!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 6, 2013 at 2:21pm

Wow, your daughter looks so much like you, booklover. Both beautiful too. I only started looking like my mother after I got old and a bit jowley.

Cute cat triumph moment, Steph.

I wasn't too impressed by the Carol Burnett elephant sketch and the blooper discussion, even though I used to watch her show sometimes. I think internet use has changed my taste in humor. I became impatient with the extended laughter and extended lead up discussion. These days I'm used to instant gratification, as with LOLs. That walk in humor history taught me how much I've changed.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 6, 2013 at 1:31pm

Patricia, sorry about your moronic family.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2013 at 1:25pm
Melinda, Shauna looks so much like you and I agree with others, you both shine with beauty and joy.
Comment by booklover on March 6, 2013 at 12:54pm

Thanks Ian!  I'm sure Shauna will have a great day!  She is on her way to the DMV to get her new driver's license that proves she's 21.  I don't know about other state's in the U.S., but here in Illinois, their picture is turned the other way on their license, how do I explain this?  It's a rectangle of course, and from 16 to 21 your pic is on the short side of the rectangle, so your info is all sideways?  Then when you turn 21, everything is the regular long way on it.  I probable made NO sense at all. LOL.  Anyway, it saves bartenders, people who sell alcohol, police, etc. the trouble of looking for your birthday.  They can tell you are under-age by the way your license is.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 6, 2013 at 12:33pm

Shiny, happy people! I hope you have a great day, Melinda.

 

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