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

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


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 16, 2012 at 2:09pm

I make good Snickerdoodles!  Betty Crocker recipe book! :)

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 16, 2012 at 11:45am

Yes, Mr. Wizard. Or Bill Nye the Science Guy. Or Paul Zaloom, Beakman. All would be great to live next to.

Now, to the serious stuff. Cookie of the day, Snickerdoodles. Double yummo.

Comment by sk8eycat on May 16, 2012 at 9:37am

I'm older than most of you-all iin here; I always wanted to live next door to Don Herbert ("Mr. Wizard").

Comment by booklover on May 16, 2012 at 8:28am

Me too Tony!  To quote Liz Lemon on 30 Rock "I want to go to there." lol :)

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 16, 2012 at 7:58am

Sunny day, sweeping the, clouds away

On my way to where the air is sweet

Can you tell me how to get

How to get to Sesame Street

Wouldn't that be a beautiful place to live, Melinda? I'd move in a heartbeat.

Comment by booklover on May 16, 2012 at 7:50am

I still sing the songs sometimes from Sesame Street, ha ha!  My daughter, now 20, really liked Sesame Street, and the ONLY bad thing about my son, almost 18, is that he DIDN'T LIKE SESAME STREET!  I don't know why!!!! lol :)

Comment by booklover on May 16, 2012 at 7:48am

Pepperidge Farm White Choc. w/Macadamia nut cookies are wonderful, so are the ones at Subway!

My Mom thinks Elmo usurped Grover on Sesame Street! LOL  She has several Grovers people have given her.  Grover is sweet and kind of clueless without being irritating! LOL

Comment by Paula T. on May 15, 2012 at 9:18pm
Animal drumming to Rush!?!?! My all-time favorite band?!?!!!

I grew up watching Sesame Street and had a ball watching it with my sons when they were young. So many of the same was a blast to share that with them :)
Comment by Tony Carroll on May 15, 2012 at 9:01pm

White chocolate chip with macadamia nuts! Wow! This only gets better! Hey sk8eyecat, Animal is my favorite. Go to youtube, search Animal drumming to Rush. I watch this at least once a week. Really brightens my day anytime I'm feeling a little low. Enjoy. 

Comment by sk8eycat on May 15, 2012 at 9:00pm

Heh!  I was NOT little when Sesame Street first aired.

Years ago I worked (temp job) for KCET's annual auction, back when PBS stations still had fund-raising auctions, we had an area where we put mdse. donations that were too crappy to sell on the air, we called it Oscar's Boutique.  People actually bought the stuff!


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