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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

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Comment by Randall Smith on December 17, 2014 at 7:48am

Ian, perhaps you can't drive yet, but at least you are able to post a cartoon--something I don't know how to do! Your problems are probably caused by having to drive on the wrong side of the road!

Carl, what can I say? Bummer, my friend. Here's hoping medications will help.

Comment by Plinius on December 17, 2014 at 7:19am

Good luck driving, Ian! They say that you need two lessons for every year you're old - I really can't face 120 driving lessons, so I'll keep on walking.

The Neolithic in the Netherlands left not so many traces as in England - in the North East are some stones left from the last Ice Age, and there are some dolmens. In swampy areas some bog bodies, there are band ceramics, stone and bone tools and a few leftovers from hamlets.

https://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&site=imghp&tbm=isch&...   

Palouse Canyon looks wonderful!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 17, 2014 at 3:24am

A bit like "latest research shows........"

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2014 at 10:54pm

Ian, I can't remember where I was, either. I will have to get my passport out to see where all I was. The first research project was in western Europe. I wanted to learn about seven factors, birth, death, family life, child care, elder care, health care, and family violence. The embassies set up meetings for me in working class facilities and interviews with people. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 16, 2014 at 8:14pm

OUCH!  Sorry to hear it, Carl, but glad it was caught.  You stay well, dude!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 16, 2014 at 7:44pm

Sorry to hear your bad news, Flying Atheist. Good luck with that medication.

Comment by Pat on December 16, 2014 at 7:39pm

Carl, don't let this stuff get you down. Stay strong.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2014 at 7:31pm

Ian, Don't worry, you will get the hang of driving with practice. Glad to learn you drove on a practice spot with only cones to bump into. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2014 at 7:27pm

Chris, I love your lesson plan! and the song choice! What a treasure you are for your students, 

I'm sure you are aware of Terry Meaden's groundbreaking work in England and the Neolithic Age artifacts. I wonder what kind of artifacts exists in The Netherlands? Because the land was claimed from the sea, there may be few.

My part of the world has some scattered artifacts because of the Ice Age and The Great Missoula Floods that washed everything in its flow to the sea. There is Marmes Rockshelter that yielded thousands of Stone Age artifacts. Sadly, flood waters covered it when new dams went in to produce electrical power. 

You might be interested in seeing the effects of the Ice Age floods o Lake Missoula in the Palouse area of my state. Much of the land is scabland, some of it is rich farmland and these are photo of Palouse Canyon, ripped away by flood waters some 12,000 years ago. 

Comment by Steph S. on December 16, 2014 at 7:24pm

Carl, so sorry to hear the news of your stroke. I hope the medications help you get better soon.

 

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