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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan 9 hours ago. 9 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Friday. 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 booklover on May 15, 2012 at 4:30pm

Grover is my favorite, and lets have white chocolate-chip with macadamia nuts? :)

Comment by sk8eycat on May 15, 2012 at 1:15pm

I love Frank Oz, who played Cookie Monster and Miss Piggy (and Yoda), but my all-time favorite Muppet has to be:

Anyone who can fit a private ice rink (among other things...such as my book collection) into a trash can wins my heart.

Comment by Steph S. on May 15, 2012 at 12:19pm

I do too! Here you go Sesame Street fans!

What cookie are we having today?

Comment by booklover on May 15, 2012 at 7:11am

I LOVE Sesame Street!  My sister found a thing to put on her Facebook wall that said "I'm still kinda pissed that they never did tell us how to get to Sesame Street." LOL!

Comment by Steph S. on May 15, 2012 at 12:30am
Let's just have a different cookie each day! Tony is right!
I just love oatmeal cookies sk8eycat!
Now I'm so hungry for cookies!
Comment by Tony Carroll on May 15, 2012 at 12:27am

Yep. April 29 or 30th. Always got next year to look forward. Heck, why wait. Every day is cookie day. All depends on your attitude. Yum, yum. Enjoy.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 15, 2012 at 12:21am

Ish there a National Oatmeal Cookie Day?  That's my fave...with lots of walnuts and raisins.

Comment by Sarah on May 14, 2012 at 10:35pm

Ok, now I seriously want a cookie.

Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 8:37pm

I blame the lolcats!    Nom nom nom

and I love "Coooookieeee" from the Cookie Monster on Sesame Street.

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 14, 2012 at 8:10pm

Yes, Melinda, yes. To quote from one of my favorites from Sesame Street, "Coooookieeeee"!!!

 

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