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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 4 hours ago. 19 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 Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:42am

sk8eycat there's a Common Snipe picture for you.

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:40am

sk8eycat, I would love for you to re-post your invisible animals to my Wildlife and Bird group. We would enjoy that.

I can put the links here for you.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/wildlife

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/birding-birders-and-all-things-birds

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:37am

Love the cat cartoon booklover.

Comment by booklover on January 12, 2013 at 8:21am

Comment by booklover on January 12, 2013 at 8:20am

Love the invisible animals Felaine!  dr. kellie, we used to go on snipe-hunts at Girl Scout camping events! :)  Funny computer cat Steph. :)

We are taking our daughter back to her University today. :(  I'm sad because I have LOVED having her home here for over a month.  I know it's what's right for her.  I'm just being selfish!  We will have a fun day today though, setting her back up in her apartment, grocery shopping (and paying! lol) with her, and taking her out to eat before we go back home. 

A good weekend to all!~ Melinda

Comment by dr kellie on January 12, 2013 at 7:03am

I never knew snipe hunting was a prompt for finding a make out spot, but I do remember many fun nights taking girls on snipe hunts.  It was always funny and usually ended in a herd of girls screaming and laughing and running through the woods.

Comment by Plinius on January 12, 2013 at 3:28am

Wonderful pics Sk8eycat! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 12, 2013 at 1:01am

Steph, should I re-post the "invisible" animals to your Animals group?  I have a similar link for "invisible" owls, too.

Ruth, I think the snipe is white with a long skinny beak. 

I used to think snipes were a myth...sending innocent teens out on a "snipe hunt" was an unfunny prank played on camping trips... "snipe hunting" also meant driving to some secluded spot to "make out"  As in going to the "submarine races."

That was the mid-1950s.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 11, 2013 at 11:41pm

Thanks, sk8eycat, that's cool!  I never found the snipe.

Mailbox cat was great too! LOL

Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 10:42pm
Oh I love it! Beautiful bird photo sk8eycat!
Yeah - thanks to Darwin!
 

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