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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 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

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 Ian Mason on August 11, 2014 at 10:56pm

Felaine, that is funny.

Very sad about Robin Williams. There have been quite a few people who could cheer others up with their humour but suffered in private.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 11, 2014 at 7:55pm

It is really sad about Robin Williams. Such a talent!

Comment by booklover on August 11, 2014 at 7:51pm
Carl, you would not believe the number of gangs that come from your city to mine. I think we may have a higher number per capita.
Such a loss to the world with Robin Williams gone. How terrible depression is.
Comment by Pat on August 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

Funnier than hell, Felaine.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 11, 2014 at 6:28pm

Joan, for years I was a regular riser between 4:30 and 5:30 AM.  I loved my early morning routine.  Some how I've gotten away from that schedule and have been up quite late for the last couple of years.  I'd like to get back to the early morning schedule.

Brent, glad to hear you're OK.  What a tragedy!  For those black boys who are still alive after not shooting each other, it seems we are shooting those who are left. 

This is such a huge social problem that will take a generation or more to solve.  The black on black gun crime here in Chicago is so out of control.  There are so many pieces of the puzzle which need to come together to fix this.  Between Saturday night and Sunday morning alone there was one person shot to death and 10 wounded.  This is a pretty standard weekend in Chicago.  There are gun deaths and people wounded throughout the week as well, just not as many.  Holiday weekends are worse, as are warm weather days.  There's a reason Chicago now has the nickname "Chiraq," 

Comment by Brent Feeney on August 11, 2014 at 6:21pm

BREAKING NEWS: Actor Robin Williams dead aged 63. Suicide suspected in death. From Yahoo News: https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/robin-williams-dies-suspected-suic...

Comment by sk8eycat on August 11, 2014 at 6:01pm

Actually, I think it's a PREYing mantis, NOT Praying....but it's funny, anyway:

Actually, I'm an Atheist

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!
 

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