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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 22 hours ago. 21 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 11 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 Dec 15. 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

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 The Flying Atheist on September 23, 2014 at 10:13pm

Mindy, I hope you get good news and a solution to Dale's problems. 

Comment by booklover on September 23, 2014 at 9:57pm
Took our cat Dale 13 & 1/2 to the vet. He's lost a lot of weight, and now can't clean his umm, private area. He looks so pathetic and smells awful. They are doing a bunch of bloodwork, and they shaved his rear-end and neck ( to find a vein.) Poor guy! They will call with results Thursday.
On a nice note, my mom and I are going to see my daughter tomorrow at school, and take her out for lunch, and grocery shopping. :)
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 23, 2014 at 9:51pm

Just watched The Unbelievers with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss this evening.  Netflix has it available to stream.  Lots of great footage and soundbites of the two together and separately.  I really enjoyed it.  

Comment by Randall Smith on September 23, 2014 at 7:46am
What a great combo--Ella and the aurora! I've only seen the A.B. once in my lifetime, and it wasn't much--just a red glow. Haley's comet was a bust, too.
Comment by sk8eycat on September 22, 2014 at 11:55pm

Joan, it's around here someplace....I never tossed it, but it will take some hunting.  I semi remember it....

"You're the pitz, you're the London sewer.  You've the taste of a TIME reviewer...."  etc & so forth.  I left in the line, "You're Mickey Mouse!" because by the time I wrote it, "Mickey Mouse" was an insult, meaning silly-ass, or worse.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 22, 2014 at 11:11pm

Felaine, do you still have the lyrics you wrote, ""You're the Pitz"? Would love to read them.  

Patricia, excellent scenes of Aurora Borealis. We get very dim ones over Spokane on occasion. I lived near Kenai, Alaska, and they were very much brighter than in Spokane and not as bright as these. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 22, 2014 at 10:54pm

Wow! That's serious Aurora Borealis, Patricia. Intense!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 22, 2014 at 10:53pm

Thank goodness, I didn't make the cut! 

By the way, Ian, I love the recommendation you made of Time Team. They are exactly the kinds of things I love to read about or watch. With my weary eyes, it is a real pleasure to watch and listen to the history they cover. I have watched several and was especially intrigued by "1066 The Lost Battlefield". 

Comment by booklover on September 22, 2014 at 10:15pm
That's so cool, Patricia.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 22, 2014 at 9:57pm

Amazing photos, Patricia.  It must be very moving to see that in person.  

 

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