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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 sk8eycat on December 2, 2013 at 6:35pm

Awwww.  SQUEE, indeed!  Gimme one, or six.

Comment by booklover on December 2, 2013 at 3:55pm

Awwww Ian, that's sweet!   All my friends here matter to me too!

Ruth, that is definitely a handful of happy!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 2, 2013 at 2:10pm

Booklover, that Salvdor Dali Coffee is fantastic!
Thanks for the information about The CAriboo & The Chilcotins, Patricia. It sounds huge and beautiful, and clean.
Sorry about rampant greed Friday getting you down, sk8eycat.

We just ignore the whole hyperconsumerist mess. This holiday my combined birthday/Humanlight gift will be a donation to 350.org.
Thanks for the cheery comic strip, Ian.

Comment by Plinius on December 2, 2013 at 1:24pm

Thanks Ian! :-D And I sent some smattering back to you!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 2, 2013 at 12:54pm

Nice one, Mindy.

Here's something for all of you because you matter:

Comment by booklover on December 2, 2013 at 8:01am

Comment by booklover on December 2, 2013 at 8:01am

Yep, Greed Friday, and now it's Cyber-Monday!  Not buying anything Friday or today!  My husband will be very busy at work through the end of the year.  He's not looking forward to it, but the paychecks are great!  My daughter has a 2nd interview today.  I REALLY hope she gets it of course! Have a good week everyone. :)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 1, 2013 at 10:20pm

I need to rant:

Greed Friday (actually, it's  5 Greedy Days) has taken the little remaining pleasure out of the Harvest Holiday.

I has a sad.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 1, 2013 at 2:40pm

Ian, I think it's one of the "Winnie the Pooh" books.  That's where the Tigger character comes from.

PS: My Thursday Feast was a toasted cheese sandwich.  (on multi-grain bread)

Comment by Ian Mason on December 1, 2013 at 2:24pm

What's the book? "The Cat in the Hat"?

 

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