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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 Plinius on April 15, 2014 at 1:47pm

This was Poeka. She liked to sit on shoulders and she did so between 1992 and 2006 whenever she had the chance. No problem when she weighed a few hundred grams, but a real problem when she was over four kilos. Take care of your shoulder, Loren; mine has never been the same when Poeka was finished with it.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 15, 2014 at 1:44pm

BTW, has anyone else noticed that clicking on "replied" or "commented" links no longer takes you directly to the comment or reply?  Seems like older links work while the newer ones don't.  I've fired off a note to Richard about it, but wanted to make sure I'm not hallucinating.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 15, 2014 at 1:43pm

Joan, when I pull up the home site for Cosmos on TV, the menu I get looks in part like this:

The second menu item below the banner - Full Episodes - should get you there, though obviously, you're ALREADY there!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2014 at 1:29pm

Spooky, welcome to Atheist Nexus and a whole group of people who love cats. We celebrate your new family and can only imagine the fun all of you have together. Hope the older cats take you in and offer gentle kindness. Your human family members will keep an eye on you so that you don't get overwhelmed. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2014 at 1:27pm

Loren, on my computer, the CosmosonTV   link gets me to the trailers of all the episodes, the Blog and background. There is no place that I can find to get the whole episode.

This link 

http://www.cosmosontv.com/watch/183733315515

gets me episode one through six. I don't know if this will get the future ones or not.

I just watched episode six and it is dynamite! Anyone, even very young, can get an image of what happens in very complex systems. I like the way they divided up the story. In this one, I wondered why the lilacs played such a big part at the beginning. At the end, the episode fleshed out smaller and smaller through the fragrance of lilac and the role atoms, molecules to the tiniest particles. WOW!

Link these kinds of ideas with the notion that before the Big Bang, there was no time and space. Now that was hard for me to get my mind around.  It makes sense now. 

Comment by Loren Miller on April 15, 2014 at 11:55am

Spooky is two months old, is alleged to have some Egyptian Mau in him ... and likes to sit on shoulders!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 15, 2014 at 11:30am

Hello Spooky.  How old are you?

Comment by sk8eycat on April 15, 2014 at 9:13am

Hello, spooky...sweet little face!  Kissy-kissy!

Comment by Plinius on April 15, 2014 at 9:10am

Hello Spooky!

Have fun, Loren!

Comment by booklover on April 15, 2014 at 7:56am

Loren, Spooky is absolutely Adorable!!!!!

Joan, my son's knee is feeling a little better, thanks for asking!  My daughter is having a hard time.  She knows he's a great guy (he's even a good cook!) but she says relationships are too hard.  I told her to go talk to her doctor before she gives up something she may regret.  She agreed.  We haven't met him yet. 

 

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