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Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Joan Denoo 5 hours ago. 3 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

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Joan Denoo 6 hours ago. 36 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 on Thursday. 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

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 5, 2012 at 7:48am

Thanks Steph!  Yeah Ian, it does kind of look like uncooked spaghetti! :)

Comment by Ian Mason on July 5, 2012 at 12:44am

Crafty pooch :-)  Anyone else think that the Higgs pic looks like uncooked spaghetti? Is the FSM behind it all?

Comment by Steph S. on July 4, 2012 at 5:13pm

And here's another really cute one!

Comment by Steph S. on July 4, 2012 at 5:12pm

There ya go Melinda!

Comment by booklover on July 4, 2012 at 4:28pm

https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/480469_453986787952974_18...

Sorry, I cannot understand how to make the picture just show-up!  Steph, can you do it for me? LOL

This is SO appropriate Obviously!~ Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on July 3, 2012 at 5:51pm

Awww - such a cute cat picture Ian! I love it!

Comment by Steph S. on July 3, 2012 at 5:50pm

Comment by booklover on July 3, 2012 at 3:38pm

p.s. Ian, I really love the ending that says you're still around, just less-orderly! ha ha! :)

Comment by booklover on July 3, 2012 at 3:36pm

Ian, I sent what you want read @ your funeral to a bunch of people, Atheist and not (the not Atheist people know I am one and are more open-minded).  I saved it.  I want it read at my funeral too.  It made me smile to read that.  Thanks for making my day!~ Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on July 3, 2012 at 3:25pm

Spread the Good Word, Sister Melinda. If I ever officiate at a funeral (being on Ordained Minister of the First Church of Atheism, I can) I'll use that text.

 

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