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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 20 hours ago. 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

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 12. 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 Steph S. on September 24, 2012 at 6:00am

Have a great day everyone!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 24, 2012 at 3:03am

The Scottish Dizzy Gillespie :D

I'm lucky that the metal in my ankle is titanium. That doesn't set off alarms. My experience is that security varies on flights within Europe. A lot does depend on who's on duty that day. I think that flights to America from Europe are watched more carefully than others, basically because it HAS happened, although that's no excuse for stupidity.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 24, 2012 at 1:37am

Hmmm... I have some metal in my spine...  But I have no desire to go to the local airport after they named it for Bob Hope.  Amelia Earhart flew in and out of there more times than he ever did....

Frankly, I didn't (and don't) know why they couldn't just call it "Burbank Airport."  That's where it IS.  Where the eff is "Bob Hope"? In a cemetary somewhere.  BFD.

Comment by Plinius on September 24, 2012 at 12:05am

Bomb implants - that's a funny one! We've been to London this year, and forgot to mention at the airport that my partner has got a lot of metal in his body after a broken pelvis and hip replacement. Screaming alarums, they searched him three times over and he was treated with deep suspicion. Once we were on the plane we couldn't stop laughing.. 

Comment by Steph S. on September 23, 2012 at 11:28pm
That's funny LOL Ruth!
They will think of even more invasive scans and searches Ian.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 23, 2012 at 11:24pm

Sweet music for your bedtime relaxation.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 23, 2012 at 10:00pm

The next threat is said to be bomb implants, put in place by a surgeon. Imagine what kinds of examination/search that will lead to. :(

Comment by sk8eycat on September 23, 2012 at 9:41pm

Steph, re:TSA searching infants and toddlers...somebody got the idea that drugs or bomb components could be smuggled inside the kids' Pampers.  Yeah.  Right.  Something really lethal, like baby poop. 

Comment by booklover on September 23, 2012 at 6:45pm

cute pic Steph! lol

Pat, you know, that old lady on the plane in the wheelchair could have washed and conditioned everyone to death. lol ;)

Comment by Steph S. on September 23, 2012 at 6:03pm

 

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