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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat 22 hours ago. 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia yesterday. 4 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

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 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 on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 21. 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 Nov 20. 4 Replies

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

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 11, 2011 at 3:48pm

Steph...how about Festivus?  We need to add some activites that aren's so irritatingly macho, and go national with it.  (I did like having greenery in the house, and the aroma of pine, cookies, and mulling spices. But my JW sister gets TOO snotty about certain holidays, even when I Just play a song parody.  She slams into her room, and won't even talk to the cats for several hours.)

GOOD parody from the late 1950s, starring Stan Freeberg, even though it has a xian touch...the usual lamenting of the commercialization of a non-person's non-birthdy.

http://www.whitings-writings.com/xmas2010.htm

 
This site has an audio Active X version of the original record...IF you can play Active X stuff, or your security system will allow it.  I took a chance and okayed it.  It IS funny.  Even with the slight xian sentiment. (I never liked the Cratchett family characters, anyway.)
Comment by Steph S. on December 10, 2011 at 11:28pm
No Xmas in my house though!
Comment by booklover on December 10, 2011 at 11:14pm

Glad you survived Steph!  Luckily we just have SantaClausMas! :)

Comment by Steph S. on December 10, 2011 at 9:21pm
Hey everyone! I survived my irritating and painful Xmas with the religious relatives. So glad it's over!
Comment by Alice on December 9, 2011 at 11:39pm

I've only heard of 7 of them - is that because I'm not American - or because I am particularly under-educated ?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 9, 2011 at 11:05pm

Thanks for the 50 top Atheists, Julie. I'm suitably humbled. I'd never even heard of many.

Comment by Steph S. on December 9, 2011 at 10:13pm
Thank you Julie for the list - checking it out now!
Comment by Steph S. on December 9, 2011 at 10:12pm
Leveni - that's adorable!
Comment by Julie Carter on December 9, 2011 at 8:05pm

I'm not sure where to post this, but Michael Shermer just posted this list on Facebook, and I just had to share it! (If it's already been shared somewhere, I apologize. I've been busy.)

Top 50 Atheists

(P.S. Damn that kitty is cute! Scottish fold, I think? Love it!)

Comment by leveni on December 9, 2011 at 4:31am

 

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