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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 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 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 Patricia on November 21, 2014 at 3:06pm

Good thing we can choose our friends, huh?

Comment by booklover on November 21, 2014 at 3:01pm
That's sad, Patricia! I'm sorry you had parents like that. It's great you got good in-laws though! I had a father who left when I was 5. He never could take care of himself even. We were very close to his parents, my grandparents. I had a wonderful mom-still do. My stepfather was a jerk. My sister and I were so glad when our mom divorced him! My father-in-law has always been a good guy. But my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, ugh!
Comment by Patricia on November 21, 2014 at 2:38pm

Well, I was lucky. My in-laws were the best, & very accepting of me & my awful baggage! Married over 48 years now.

My own so-called parents should never have had me, & I used to wish I had been one of the 9 miscarriages.

Comment by booklover on November 21, 2014 at 2:32pm
Right, Patricia? They only used the family room in the basement. My mother-in-law has never liked me, and the feeling is mutual!! What's funny is I'm sure she thought the marriage would never last, and it's been 28 years married in January, and 4 years of dating before that. It probably pisses her off. Haha
Comment by Patricia on November 21, 2014 at 1:37pm

I have silver carpet throughout the upstairs, blue carpet downstairs & a good spray on stain remover. It's no biggie. I hate hardwood.

Comment by Patricia on November 21, 2014 at 1:32pm

What's a ''living'' room for?????? if not to ''live'' in????? I used to babysit for people like that who would never let their kids in the living room & I said right then, I'd never treat a living room as if it wasn't part of the house. Only our bedroom was private & not for the kids.

Comment by booklover on November 21, 2014 at 1:20pm
Oops!*I, not Zi!
Comment by booklover on November 21, 2014 at 1:19pm
I'll put up photos when the backsplash is tiled, Joan.
Ruth, Charlie started scratching our new area rug last night. My husband ran over and told her no! She's been using the scratching posts, but Im sure she'll be back to the rug soon! Lucy, my daughter's cat, has scratched up the back of my upholstered chair. Oh well! Lol. I like cats more than Zi care about things. I always tell my husband "We don't live in a museum!" He never had pets growing up. His mom kept stuff so perfect, you couldn't even go into the living room, because footprints would show on the carpet. I mean just wearing socks! Isn't that insane?!
Comment by Patricia on November 21, 2014 at 1:18pm

That's pretty exciting, Melinda.

Comment by Patricia on November 21, 2014 at 1:12pm

That's what I don't understand, Spud.....why are the vast amounts of evidence tossed aside for a damn ignorant, old, translated a million times book????? I never ''agree'' to disagree. It just seems silly to me.

And now with the Joseph Smith bombshell.......GEESH!!!!!!

 

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