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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 August 20, 2012 at 9:12pm

Those cats do look likes yours booklover - how adorable!

I love your cat math pic.

Smiling! Thank you!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 20, 2012 at 8:55pm

Tough, Chris. You were very tough and survived. I take my hat off to you.

Comment by booklover on August 20, 2012 at 7:46pm

These look just like my cats: Lula, Dora, and Dale. lol

Comment by Steph S. on August 20, 2012 at 4:42pm

Thank you Tony for the picture! I will take it for my digital images collection.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2012 at 4:22pm

We are Risen Apes, Not Fallen Angels. 

Thanks! Tony Carroll

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2012 at 4:19pm

Tony, this photo is marvelous! Thanks for sharing and I am reposting. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2012 at 4:11pm

Chris, that is a horrible experience you had with a mentally ill person! I can't imagine having to deal with such. Happily, you are free of such tyranny. Delusions! Terrible!

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 20, 2012 at 2:10pm

Chris, I didn't know about flying cameras. I thought all witches had were flying monkeys! LOL

Comment by Steph S. on August 20, 2012 at 1:48pm
Oh noes! Don't send the flying cameras! LOL
Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2012 at 12:37pm

wackaloon, dickweed, the words you teach me are wonderful, and they're not in my well-behaved Dutch-English dictionary! I know it's a horrible story, but it's also necessary to LOL. Real life is often more idiotic than fiction, so laugh at every opportunity. Or I could send a flying camera...

;-D

 

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