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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan 11 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

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Comment by booklover on February 3, 2013 at 5:33pm

AWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!

Comment by booklover on February 3, 2013 at 5:31pm

Thanks Joan!  She is back safe & sound.  She said there were tons of police on the road.  I read that there would be this weekend, as Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest drinking days!  We are very close with my Mom.  She is single, and a great Mom.  I must talk or text with her at least 4 times a day.

Ian, you know we are always here for you!  My husband is watching the Super Bowl.  I hope there are some funny commercials!

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 3, 2013 at 3:03pm
Melinda, that is a perfect label for "I'll call him 'he-did-it'"
Glad you had such a good time while your daughter came home for the weekend and grandma was able to participate!
Comment by Ian Mason on February 3, 2013 at 2:40pm

Thanks, everyone. It's good to know you're here and that you understand. I'll try to use the frustration as an energy source for a daily work-out.

Comment by booklover on February 3, 2013 at 12:57pm
That is true Felaine! How cute your cat friend must be. Within our city-limits we are only allowed to have 4 cats &/or dogs. We are at the limit, or I'd go to the shelter and get another one right away!
Comment by sk8eycat on February 3, 2013 at 12:46pm

Melinda, your daughter ought to be fairly safe driving today...all the crazies will be glued to a TV somewhere watching the Stoopid Bowl.

The cat in the "he-did-it" photo looks a lot like my friend Duncan...such a handsome devil. I'll be staying with him next week, and off the net.

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 3, 2013 at 10:40am

Ever get the feeling that you're surounded by highly-educated, overpaid idiots?  Yes.  Am I familiar with bosses making bad decisions?  Yes.

Patricia, thanks for the Separation and Superstitions posters.
Comment by Plinius on February 3, 2013 at 10:28am

Steam away Ian, I know that sort of struggle. Husband and I have been curators for an old demented aunt for some years now... and it's only recently that things have calmed down a bit. We got a lot of ugly insinuations from family who wouldn't lift a hand to help; then we had to rescue aunt from a ´friend´ who was after her money; we organised the help aunt needed; we moved her to a care home in this neighbourhood; sorted out her administration -  thinking all the while that we could have worked a lot better and quicker without the highly-educated overpaid idiots... not entirely true, there were some people who really did a neat job, so we were lucky there. But the whole process cost buckets full of frustration!

Comment by booklover on February 3, 2013 at 10:07am

Carl and Ian, cool you guys have tee-shirts like those!  Glad you liked the he-did-it pic Carl.  I love those silly pics and the funny captions people come up with.

Ian, I'm sorry about all your troubles.  How frustrating!!!!  My Mom always asks "Can't anybody DO THEIR JOB?!!!"  It sure seems not.  My husband is "blue-collar", and he just LOVES (ha ha) when the bosses (HUGE company) tell him how to do his job.  They are SO far off of what needs to be done and how.  They sit in their offices with their degrees and make BAD decisions.  Meanwhile, my husband (and thousands of others) are the ones who actually DO the job, are who people think of when they think of that company, know the customers, have good relationships with them, know the best way to do things, etc.  It's SO FRUSTATING!

Wow, a solicitor who FORGOT half the paperwork?!!!  SO unacceptable!!!

{{{hugs}}} to you!~ Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on February 3, 2013 at 9:59am

TFA, that's the one.

I want to let off a bit of steam :-(

Have recently been in England to visit my Mum, who's now in a care home. We, the family, were originally told that the home would be organising her dementia assesment. Now they say that isn't the case and that it's our responsibilty and trying to get a local doctor interested is an uphill struggle.

On top of that, I thought that I had signed all the paperwork for joint power of attorney with my brother. Now I've got a message saying that the solicitor "forgot" half of it and the rest will have to be done by registered, international post, which costs a lot of money.

Came back to Denmark to a repaired computer that has started playing up again within a few days.

Ever get the feeling that you're surounded by highly-educated, overpaid idiots?

Thanks for the space for a little rant.

 

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