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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 7 hours ago. 21 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 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

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 14, 2012 at 6:49pm

Comment by Steph S. on August 14, 2012 at 6:48pm

sk8eycat, Patricia and Ian those are great pictures.

Thanks!

I love that quote on the Mad Hatter Pic! Awesome!

How's everyone today?

Comment by Ian Mason on August 14, 2012 at 3:24pm

Not a joke. Sheep-racing in Scotland. Last one's a haggis:D

Comment by sk8eycat on August 14, 2012 at 2:32pm

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Comment by Ian Mason on August 14, 2012 at 1:28pm

What animal has a prick half-way up its back? A police horse.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 14, 2012 at 1:22pm

Ian, my first thought when I saw that horse was of an auditorium full of evangelists singing and waving their arms at the sky...trying to get their imaginary friend's attention.

Tara: Yes! I was expecting the damn thing to collapse, too. 

I haven't been on a "thrill ride" of any sort since 1961 when I stupidly let some friends tallk me into going on a classic wooden roller-coaster three times in a row, switching seats each time. (The front one was the worst.)

I don't even like riding in those giant toothpaste tubes called airliners.  I do like flying in a small plane; if the engine quits, it can usually glide till it either re-starts, or lands in a field...or a freeway.

My preferred mode of travel is by rail...I like to see the countryside rolling by, and I LOVE sleeper cars if it's a long trip, and I can afford the extra fare.  (Practically never.)

Comment by Tara on August 14, 2012 at 9:12am

@sk8eycat: When it started twisting, I thought for sure it was malfunctioning or something.  Nooooo thank you to that crazy business.  Watching is enough to make me cry on the inside.  >./span>

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 14, 2012 at 8:32am

I like the rye sense ov humor.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 14, 2012 at 8:27am

Hey sk8eycat, I'd try that ride.  Looks like fun.  I've always liked rides and the like.  Never did get the chance to go parachuting or budgie jumping, but they sounded like fun.  My 71 year-old joints and bones might not like those two things now, but your ride looks easy on the bod.

Comment by booklover on August 14, 2012 at 8:26am

Patricia, those bread-cats always make me smile.  Love the pun too. :)

 

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