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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat 16 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 20 hours ago. 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

Tags: surreal

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 Natalie A Sera on September 14, 2011 at 1:35am
Actually, in Medieval times, churches DID offer medical care, such as it was. People usually went there simply in order to die. You can't criticize people who really DO try to help others, simply because they believe in fairy tales. The religion itself may be bad, but that doesn't mean the believers always are.
Comment by Carl Pastor on September 14, 2011 at 1:20am
its sick. the guy says the cj\hurches used to take dare of people.  when? ive been around for a long time and i dont recall any church ever offering free medical care
Comment by sk8eycat on September 14, 2011 at 1:18am

Anybody else remember when marijuana was sometimes called "tea"?

 

This is petty of me, but I'm disgusted that these revolting people have usurped the name of my favorite beverage. 

Furball Party is a more accurate description.

Comment by Carl Pastor on September 14, 2011 at 1:13am
wow! i hope they enjoyed their tea
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on September 14, 2011 at 12:57am

This is even worse:

Audience at tea party debate cheers leaving uninsured to die

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/audience-tea-party-debate-cheers...

 


 

 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 13, 2011 at 11:37pm

Yes Chris, I've just been reading about it. When Did CNN Become a Shill for GOP Extremism and the Tea Party? Together with news about Perry the whole thing makes me sick.

Perry , Tea Party ( urp! )

Comment by Paula T. on September 13, 2011 at 10:44pm
Grinning Cat, I love the title.  While talking to someone about it, I said the title out loud.  It sounded like LMNOP, the sequence in the alphabet.  The books sounds great - it's on the top of my 'to read' list.
Comment by Chris Dodds on September 13, 2011 at 10:14pm
Anyone else disgusted that the Tea Party got their own debate on CNN last night?
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 13, 2011 at 12:07pm
Some stores already pulling out christmas merchandise

 

Having Xmas shoved down our throats for three months out of the year just isn't long enough for some retailers.

 

Chicago Suntimes

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 10, 2011 at 11:11am

On a lighter note (but nevertheless with some "ha ha only serious"), I just enjoyed the book Ella Minnow Pea [in many libraries], set in an island nation whose ruling council become self-serving theocratic totalitarians.

Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal pangram, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of the island's Council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet as they fall from a memorial statue of Nevin Nollop. As the letters progressively drop from the statue they also disappear from the novel. The result is both a hilarious and moving story of one girl's fight for freedom of expression, as well as a linguistic tour de force sure to delight word lovers everywhere.

 

 

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