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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat yesterday. 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 4 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

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 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 on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 21. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 20. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by booklover on August 16, 2012 at 9:36pm

You are so smart Dr. Kellie, and I like your sense of humor~!

Comment by dr kellie on August 16, 2012 at 9:20pm

@booklover- A few weeks ago, I handed a like-minded friend a cat's humerus, and told her, "I thought you might find this a little humerus."

She laughed and laughed.  Never gets old.  To me, at least.

After that, I challenged her to figure out if it was the right or the left.  She did.  The one in your pic is the left.

Comment by Steph S. on August 16, 2012 at 8:32pm

I agree with that Tara - I put a quote from the article you linked for us.

How Wealth Reduces Compassion

As riches grow, empathy for others seems to decline

By Daisy Grewal

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s temping to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to act fairly. After all, if you already have enough for yourself, it’s easier to think about what others may need. But research suggests the opposite is true: as people climb the social ladder, their compassionate feelings towards other people decline.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 16, 2012 at 8:29pm

Thanks Paula for the evolvefish link. Who knew we'd need so many replacement feet for vandalized emblems. I especially liked

My only problem is that the evolvefish meme is derivative of the Xian meme, and perpetuates it through mockery.

Comment by Tara on August 16, 2012 at 8:28pm

Aw, but we should be sympathetic towards the plight of the rich guy: he can't help that his wealth is making him socially and emotionally inferior to the rest of us.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-wealth-reduces...

:P

Comment by Steph S. on August 16, 2012 at 8:18pm

Romney is super rich and gets tax breaks - can you believe he won't release his taxes? He has something to hide. I bet he pays hardly any taxes at all. He is getting loopholes. He was quoted as saying that he only pays like 13% or something like that. He is getting off cheap. He's a big liar like all the rest of those politicians. I think that's all they do now - just lie to everyone.

Comment by Lillie on August 16, 2012 at 8:09pm

"How many people think the poor live".......Apparently, Romney does because he said he wasn't worried about them.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 16, 2012 at 7:17pm

American Myths...not really funny, but true:

American Myths

Comment by Steph S. on August 16, 2012 at 7:06pm

That's real funny Patricia - I love the comic you posted.

Thanks.

Comment by Steph S. on August 16, 2012 at 6:11pm

That's really cute booklover - I love it - I'll have to add that one to my collection. It's great for biology too. : )

 

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