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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 4 hours ago. 8 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 yesterday. 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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Patricia on Thursday

Thanks Joan.

M.A.C. writes about everything from abortion, to politics, to finances, to religions, & plenty in between. She explains things very well so I can understand it. It definitely needs a re-read though because she packs so much into that book, it's a bit much to take in at one read.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

I'm sorry, Patricia. I meant to get the link. Here it is. 

Marie Alena Castle and her new book, Culture Wars

Glad to learn your assessment. It goes on my reading list. 

Comment by Patricia on Thursday

Is there a link Joan?

I am just finishing the book, & definitely a keeper!

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Patricia, here is a video, "Marie Alena Castle and her new book, 'Culture Wars'." I haven't watched it yet, will wait until after dark. Looking forward to what she has to say. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2014 at 1:13pm

Thanks, Randy! I didn't even think about that!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 11, 2014 at 11:55am

Welcome back, Kathy. Splendid news, Carl. Take the recovery nice and easy.

Missing the obvious:

Comment by k.h. ky on December 11, 2014 at 11:31am
Thanks all. I missed everyone.
Comment by booklover on December 11, 2014 at 8:41am

Hi Kathy!  Glad you're back!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 11, 2014 at 7:32am

Great, CARL! You ARE on a ROLL (as opposed to role!).

K.H., I was wondering where you were.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 10, 2014 at 8:51pm
K.H. Ky, I had umbilical hernia surgery.

Glad you're back on the air with us. I hate not having the interwebs service. One month is a long time to go without!
 

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