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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat on Wednesday. 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia on Wednesday. 4 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

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Tuesday. 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 21. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 20. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on October 14, 2013 at 1:12am

What a lovely family you have, Melinda! It makes me happy to hear about such people!

Comment by Loren Miller on October 13, 2013 at 9:08pm

Offered with tongue firmly planted in cheek:

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 13, 2013 at 8:02pm

Melinda, it's been said that "money isn't everything," but it sure comes in handy and can lift your mood by taking away a lot of worries.  You have such a wonderful, generous family.  

I've always thought, if I had a lot of money I would live a relatively unassuming life style.  Sure, I would live in a nice home/penthouse but not in some sprawling, overindulgent mansion.  I know I would find great pleasure in being a philanthropist and giving my money to worthy causes and organizations.  It would be fantastic to make a positive difference for other people. 

Comment by booklover on October 13, 2013 at 6:57pm

My Mom and I went to see her lawyer, regarding a type of trust she had heard about.  He didn't think the amount of money she has is that much. LOL.  Different people have different ideas about what "a lot of money" is.  Anyway, he told her that if she wanted us to have it, then just slowly do stuff for us, which is what she's been doing anyway.  So my mom decided to do something awesome for my daughter.  Despite our paying 80% plus of our daughter's expenses for 3 years at a State University (not even the top university!), she found out she owes $20,000.  My daughter was shocked!  I was too!  She has depression, and knowing she has this debt that will follow her around for life did not help.  She has NO other debt.  We have taught our kids to not get into debt unless possibly a mortgage.  She went to school in good faith, not knowing she would have bouts of bad depression, and not be able to finish for now.  ANYWAY, lol, my Mom is going to pay-off HALF her debt this week!  $10,000. of her debt wiped-out just like that!  My daughter is so grateful, as am I.  It is my mom's pleasure.  She wants my daughter to not worry so much, and start her adult life out with less of a burden.  I know she still owes $10,000., but this will make the payments so much more manageable, plus paying less interest over the life of the loan!  My Mom is so happy to be able to do this for her!  I'm so glad my Grandpa left that money to my Mom, and that my Mom is such a generous and loving Grandma/Mom. Just feeling grateful about it, and thought I'd share with my friends. ~ Mindy

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on October 13, 2013 at 2:01pm

(from facebook)

Buddhism is a stupid religion for stupid people. It is false like all religions. Why believe in supernatural nonsense because someone else says it is true ? Why follow the philosophy of some self-righteous peasant who died thousands of years ago ? It is only in the last 50 years that our species has had the scientific knowledge to debate and dismiss religion yet idiots are clinging to it more than ever. It causes ignorance, prejudice, poverty, over-population, discrimination and war. The supernatural does not exist. Rationalism must prevail for our species to survive.

Comment by booklover on October 13, 2013 at 9:50am

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 12, 2013 at 12:39pm

Melinda, that's hilarious. 

Comment by booklover on October 12, 2013 at 9:39am

 

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