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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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by booklover on December 25, 2013 at 9:28am

Comment by booklover on December 25, 2013 at 9:27am

I'm sorry you had to go through that Felaine.  I'm glad you got it turned back on!  Cool interactive card!

Carl, that pic of Mary is funny! :)

Joan thanks for "Let's Dance."

My Mom is coming over for a few hours today.  I am so glad xmas is done!  My in-laws gave my husband and I some money which we are going to use to pay a bill!  Not very exciting, but there is no "thing" that we want!  Not having a bill makes us happier!  My kids got lots of gift cards for gas and food, and got cash and clothes also, so they are SET!  I'm just going to relax today and maybe do a little cleaning.  My husband, who works mostly outdoors, does not sound good with his coughing.  I really hope it doesn't turn into bronchitis!  He works 2 more days, and then has a week off.  Tomorrow is going to be a horrible day at work for him just because of the volume of stuff.  He probably won't get home until way after dinner.  Poor guy!  He has a hard job! I hope you all get to just chill today, and then there are only 2 work days left in the week!~ Mindy

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2013 at 11:40pm

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 24, 2013 at 11:38pm

Sk8eycat, I'm glad you were able to get your power turned back on.  Several years ago when I was laid off from work and collecting unemployment insurance, I had to resort to the same type of actions, trying to seek out governmental assistance just for basic necessities.  Been there, done that.  Yes, it's humiliating.  But I'm so glad those safety nets were in place when they were desperately needed. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 24, 2013 at 10:37pm

That's horrible, Felaine. Seems that the spirit of Scrooge is alive and well.

Love the interactive card. Thanks.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 24, 2013 at 7:55pm

Oh, Joan!  "Lets Dance" had me sitting here with happy tears in my eyes.

Thank you SO very much!  I really needed that after all the trauma and red tape of the last two days. (Burbank DWP shut off our electricity yesterday morning because I couldn't pay the bill, and I spent the rest of the day going from one aid association to another collecting vouchers to get the power turned back on.  It was humiliating.)

So I'm going to watch that video some more...and the full length one of Patrick Swayze.  He looked, and moved, so much like one of my skating partners from HOI 1968...so secksy!  And talented. (I'm still in touch with Johnny...my ex-partner...he went from skating to mainframe programming...great bod, and great brain...and funny  Our "love song" is "Springtime for Hitler" from "The Producers.)

Thanks for the memories!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 24, 2013 at 4:36pm

Interesting lesson, Joan.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 24, 2013 at 3:47pm

Kind of like "The Shamy" on The Big Bang Theory.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 24, 2013 at 3:11pm

Thanks Felaine, I like the Elion interactive scene.

BTW, our first names are nearly the same.  Mine is Francis.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 24, 2013 at 2:50pm

I've seen this one before, but I enjoy it, so I thought I'd spread it around:

Click "Elion". After looking at the image, drag your mouse over it.

 

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