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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan 5 hours ago. 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 on Tuesday. 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 on Friday. 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 sk8eycat on November 30, 2014 at 4:35pm

Oh, wow!  It's raining!  Softly....barely.   More of a light drizzle.  But it seems to be soaking in, not running into the storm drains and out to sea.

I'm hoping this continues long enough to fill the reservoirs, and add a nice thick layer of snow to the mountains.  We desperately need it ALL!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 30, 2014 at 2:23am

Amazing skill with that ball, Patricia. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 30, 2014 at 12:08am

Patricia, that's a great video!  Incredible footwork. 

Comment by Patricia on November 29, 2014 at 6:42pm

So there!!!!!

Comment by Patricia on November 29, 2014 at 2:37pm

I did Randy, but had to be different with the spelling......Pungkin......I was a teen............

Comment by Deidre on November 29, 2014 at 1:07pm

haha I meant that post to go into the food group. lol!

Comment by Deidre on November 29, 2014 at 1:03pm

Greetings all. I made scones a few days ago, to take to friends as treats. (and keep some for me too) ^_^

First time I've ever made them, I followed a recipe from Food Network's Alton Brown. I learned what 'cut in butter' means. lol I never knew that. Make sure your butter is cold, and I used a mixer on low but probably would work even better with a pastry maker. But, I don't own one of those.

Here's the recipe:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/scones-recipe.html

Double the recipe if you want more than a dozen.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 29, 2014 at 12:22pm

We have had many red/orange cats over the years.  I wanted to name the one we had before Pumpkin "Lowell" after Percival Lowell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Lowell

Then I realized he would have to be neutered, and I named him Lyle instead, so that he could say his own name.  Turned out he DID say "lowell" when there was an intact tomcat prowling outside.

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2014 at 11:43am

You're right, they are called Plinius here. The Elder loved science, the Younger loved books, and the Youngest could purr.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 29, 2014 at 10:19am

Found Plinius/Pliny (I think)

Pliny the Younger or Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (62-c.115): Roman senator, nephew of Pliny the Elder, governor of Bithynia-Pontus (109-111), author of a famous collection of letters.

http://www.livius.org/pi-pm/pliny/pliny_y.htm

 

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