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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat 1 hour ago. 33 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 yesterday. 4 Replies

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

Granddaughters

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Nov 15. 6 Replies

I've got three grandsons and I love them to death, but my youngest son and his wife had a baby girl in January and I haven't  right since. Granddaughter has me wrapped up like my grandsons never did. What is it about granddaughters? Her name is…Continue

Tags: grand-parent, girls, little, granddaughters

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 15. 2 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

Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Nov 11. 37 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

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Comment by booklover on July 20, 2012 at 12:21pm

Ha ha Tony, Dale is the oldest, then Lula, 10, then a black lab named Molly, 9, then another cat Dora 3!  A zoo! :)

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 12:19pm

Wow. I can tell who runs your house, Melinda. Beautiful cat. Lord and master of all he surveys. lol

Comment by booklover on July 20, 2012 at 12:17pm

I think I did it Steph!  This is Dale!  He is 11 and crabby! lol

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 12:01pm

Thank you so much Tony and a hug for you too!

Group hug for all you group members!

I enjoy hearing from all of you and enjoy your posting on here.

Thank you booklover - you are a joy! What a cute kitty named Dale - I would love to see a picture of your beautiful cat Melinda.

Comment by booklover on July 20, 2012 at 12:00pm

Tony, I LOVE that picture, and thank-you SO much!  You are my friend too!!!~ Melinda

Comment by booklover on July 20, 2012 at 11:59am

Loren, such a nice picture!!

@ Tammy, I love that "anti-homicide medication!"  There was an e-card on Facebook I thought was hysterical, it said "I don't get nearly enough credit for not being a homicidal maniac!" LOL.  And yes, my husband and kids tell me to quit getting so upset over the news, politics, etc.  I say I can't help it, I just can't take the stupid anymore! lol.  I never get mad at my kids, they are my world.  They probably wish I would get more of a life! lol. 

@ Steph, you're welcome, and I want to be nicer like you are!  Also, I have a big, black cat whose name is DALE of all things.  Hubby named him. lol.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 20, 2012 at 11:58am

For you, my friend Melinda. You are special, and I always seek out what you, Steph, Loren, SB, Joan, Ruth, FA, and a few others are posting. I work 14 hrs a day, and don't get to post as much as I like, but you are wonderful,  insightful, funny, witty, and I like you. So, big hug from me. too.

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 11:46am

Thanks so much for your kind words booklover and Joan!

Comment by Steph S. on July 20, 2012 at 11:45am

Loren that is a great picture of you and your cat! There are many cat lovers here - yes! I love cats - especially the black ones.

Comment by Tammy S on July 20, 2012 at 11:06am

LOL Melinda I'm so glad you get my humor, I try never to take anything too seriously. I'm seriously hormonal of late... (mentalpause) and all the stupidity in the world seems to get to me a lot more than it used to, humor is my anti-homicide medication!

 

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