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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 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

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

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 Brent Feeney on August 11, 2014 at 5:16pm

I'm sure you've been hearing about the shooting death of a teen and some subsequent rioting and looting in Ferguson, MO, near St. Louis.

Wanted everyone to know I'm fine; I'm currently east and south of where teh rioting is; Ferguson is a northern St. Louis County suburb of St. Louis (the city and county are separate entities and have been since 1876).

Comment by Steph S. on August 11, 2014 at 4:48pm

Love the comic you posted Joan.

Comment by booklover on August 11, 2014 at 4:30pm
Patricia, your granddaughter is good! I wish my kids had stuck with an instrument long enough to learn it!
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2014 at 4:14pm

I've been going to bed right after dinner, exhausted and content. I wake up about 4 AM, have my breakfast and do a few chores and then go outside until the heat drives me in. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2014 at 4:12pm

Patricia, your granddaughter is a treasure. She plays beautifully. You must be very proud. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2014 at 4:09pm
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 11, 2014 at 9:40am

Patrica, that was very nice.  How old is your granddaughter? 

Finally got to sleep after putting on Brian Eno's "Thursday Afternoon" CD and slept like a log -- barking all night.  (Just kidding.)  I did sleep very well, though. 

Hi, Steph.  Long time, no see.  It's always great when you check in.  I hope you're having a good summer. 

Mindy, how's your mother doing without her Lillian? 

Comment by Steph S. on August 11, 2014 at 9:23am

That is a lovely video Patricia - your granddaughter plays wonderfully.

How is everyone doing this Monday?

Comment by booklover on August 11, 2014 at 9:07am
That's a wonderful story , Felaine! Thanks for sharing it!
Chris, I'm very happy that you got a well- deserved day off!
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2014 at 6:37am

Can't sleep? Its because of that gorgeous, huge, turn night into day moon! not. 

 

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