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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 13 hours ago. 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 Ian Mason on June 8, 2014 at 11:45pm

Sorry, Joan: no magic cure, just stretch and rest plus some well-deserved calories.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 8, 2014 at 10:25pm

I was in the garden at 7:00 AM, came inside at 7:00 PM, with a nice lunch and two hour nap during the heat of the day. Pure joy. Slowly, the Garden of Weeds is becoming the Garden of Eatin'! 

Carl, loved the kitty commercial! Has your visitor remained for a lengthy visit?

Ian, do you have a quick remedy for muscle pain? I can use some magic elixir today, as well.

WHAT! COSMOS IS OVER?!!! I could watch those programs forever. In fact, I do watch and rewatch them to pick up little details that add to my library of rebuttal for creationism. I will see it tomorrow. Last week, it was late Monday before it became available on my computer.

I am anxious to see if there is going to be a spike in people thinking climate change, caused by humans, is a fact  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 8, 2014 at 10:10pm

Thanks for the commercial, Flying Atheist. It's good to know that curtains of invisibility work to hide from Vacoom.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 8, 2014 at 10:00pm

Mindy, I wasn't able to watch COSMOS tonight so I'll view it on my laptop tomorrow.  In the meantime, don't tell me how it ends.  I want to be surprised just in case it turns out that God "did it."

Comment by booklover on June 8, 2014 at 9:40pm
Carl, I sent that video to my sister a few days ago. I love it!
Ian, great job running a half marathon!!! That's so cool you ran it with your daughter and her guy!
I'm sad that COSMOS is over, but it was great!
Comment by Ian Mason on June 8, 2014 at 8:34pm

Glad you  had a good day, Mindy. I've no idea what Philppine food is like.

Sweet cat and kitten, Carl. I wonder if cats are a  more effective selling ploy than sex?

Good to hear that you're enjoying your garden and wildlife, Joan.

Sunday was a pleasant day for me: a local ½ marathon followed by eating with my daughter and her bloke. Enjoyed both very much even though my middle-aged legs are complaining now. Happy holiday weekend to all.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 8, 2014 at 7:11pm

A cute commercial:

Comment by booklover on June 8, 2014 at 1:37pm
I like the pun Ian! Lol
Carl, I wish you could have a moo moo! How cute!
Joan, yes, the food was Philippine style! So delicious! We ate outside, and we noticed a cat staring at us from the screened window next door. As soon as I saw it, I waved and talked to it, and it immediately left, lol. I guess he or she only wanted to spy and not be noticed! Ha ha
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 8, 2014 at 1:30pm

Good Sunday mornin' to ye all! Just came in from 3 hours in the garden. A crow has found our peanut feeder emptied it right out. So, now I have crows, sparrows and chickadees. Oh! I wish a goldfinch would visit 

I signed the petition and hope it has a negative effect on the homophobes. It is past time for grown-ups to grow up.

Mindy, your trip to  Rolling Meadow sounds like great fun. Have a great meal always appeals to me. Did cook Philippine style food. 

A Philippine friend, Jose Valerico, taught me how to make Adobo. It was delicious. Red Chile Adobo Sauce.The way he taught me was to fry chicken parts and pork chops, pour the sauce over them, simmer about 20 minutes to blend flavors, then serve over rice. A very nice sweet and sour sauce .

Carl, do you now have a cat house mate?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 8, 2014 at 12:46pm

Hello and Happy Sunday to everyone.  I like the changing cat and the artist horse, Mindy and Ian. 

There was a cat standing right outside my front window yesterday evening that was so adorable.  He/She was white with caramel brown spots.  Just like a tiny miniature cow.  I immediately thought if that was my cat, I'd call him/her "Moo Moo."  

 

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