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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

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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 Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 5:47pm

For all you friends out there. Hope your day has been a good one.

Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 5:46pm

Yes, I will picture all of us there talking and enjoying ourselves by the lake. We are all relaxed and having a great time together.

How wonderful Ian - sounds awesome.

Comment by booklover on September 25, 2012 at 5:00pm

Very cool Ian!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 25, 2012 at 4:25pm

Just been to the theatre with my daughter. Mozart played as rock, country, swing etc. Very thoughtful lyrics supplied by an American, Niell Cardinal Furio (don't know if that's his real name).

To the melody of Requiem in D Minor, 3. Confutatis:

Call me The Atheist!

Brave Disobey-theist!

A song taking the piss out of Moses' failiure to come up with 10 worthwhile commandments.

Lots of other good stuff too, plus 1,000 litres of water, great costumes, a lot of mud....All in all a fun evening.

http://youtu.be/WCN666yDlY8

Comment by Plinius on September 25, 2012 at 1:11pm

I'll be there and will bring something to drink!

Comment by booklover on September 25, 2012 at 12:42pm

Tony, wonderful picture of nature's beauty!  Like Steph, I wish I could be there right now.  It would be really cool if we could all be there together talking in-person!~Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 11:55am

Cute picture Flying Atheist! Love the kitty in the basket.

Tony what a lovely picture of a river and pier  - I want to be there right now.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 25, 2012 at 11:01am

Tony, you remind me of Sam McGee: 

".... Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows. 
    Why he left his home in the South to roam 'round the Pole, God only knows. 
    He was always cold, but the land of gold seemed to hold him like a spell; 
    Though he'd often say in his homely way that "he'd sooner live in hell."

http://www.potw.org/archive/potw22.html

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 10:39am

Welcome Fall!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 10:19am

Damn! I hate the cold, that's why I live in the south. Was looking forward to being toasty in my damnation. Oh well, Que Sera Sera.

 

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