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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 10 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 booklover on November 19, 2012 at 7:31am

Comment by booklover on November 19, 2012 at 7:30am

Joan, those analogies are great!  I LOVE the Theology-looking in a dark room for a black cat that isn't there and yelling "I found it!"~ lol!

Mike, great cartoon!

Steph, love your relevant interest cat. :)

Also Joan, your elderly man with the baby photo reminded me of both of my Grandpas who passed away, but got to meet my children first.  My children were quite small when my first Grandpa died.  He had severe dementia at the end, but when he'd see my babies and I walk into the nursing-home, his eyes would light-up with recognition and he'd smile, if just for a second. :)

Have a good week everyone!~Melinda

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 12:44am

Toney, thos photo of Annaghkeen Castle, Galway, Ireland with time-lapse photography mesmerizes me. So many thought go through my mind as I look at it. Is there life out there? How do we look to them? Will our descendants travel to such places? Very evocative.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 12:02am

Melinda. Zen and Meow is a great photo! thanks. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 19, 2012 at 12:00am
Thanks Joan! I just posted that story in my birds group.
Comment by Mike Hungerford on November 18, 2012 at 11:58pm

That's okay, Joan.

Neither do I..

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:56pm

Steph, your story of the pelicans is quite remarkable. Good news they were tagged and could be returned and reunited. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:53pm

Mike, Jesus riding dinosaurs? I don't think so!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2012 at 11:39pm

Mike, it is so easy to get mixed up. Thankfully, this group is very willing to forgive and go on with new and interesting discoveries. 

It is time I lighten up in my contributions. I ran across this little treasure you all may enjoy. 

I wonder what this new little life will experience by the time she reaches the elder's age?

Comment by Mike Hungerford on November 18, 2012 at 11:39pm

 

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