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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 Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 8:37pm

Tippi of Africa: Girl Who Grew Up With Wild Animals 

http://www.demilked.com/tippi-of-africa-girl-who-grew-up-with-wild-...

Just think of the things this little girl learned, to be self-reliant, independent, trusting with discernment, and to take responsibility for herself while not provoking trouble. Her adversaries could eat her or walk on her or give her a python's squeeze. Her companions undoubtedly taught her things she would never learn anywhere else. I like those parents.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 8:26pm

Carl, I kind of took a liking to the creature with all the bells, but I would paint on a clown face with a red ball nose, and jingle as I made a big racket and peered in windows. No sinister demon for me. 

Comment by booklover on October 24, 2013 at 8:07pm

Comment by booklover on October 24, 2013 at 8:07pm

Cool links Carl!  I liked the tree also Joan.  I also liked the thing wearing the flowered blanket, lol.  Exactly Patricia!  No guilt trips!

Napoleon, AWESOME video of the elephants!  My daughter and I loved it!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2013 at 3:25pm

Yes, I especially love the tree as well, Joan.  Did you check out the other photos in the links?  Some are downright creepy.  The images of nightmares. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 2:51pm

Carl, perfect! May I join you? I like the green tree myself. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 24, 2013 at 2:32pm

I'm telling you.....if I had to be religious, I would be a pagan.  Check out these AWESOME pagan costumes. 

Many, many more in these two links:

http://www.demilked.com/european-pagan-costumes-wilder-mann-charles...

http://www.charlesfreger.com/works/index.php?UserSerie=Wilder%20Mann

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 24, 2013 at 12:09pm

Napoleon, great video! Fun watching trunk, ears, tai,l feet and body respond to rhythms. The other elephant had a fancy dance step! Wonderful! 

Steph, Your cat has good taste! 

Comment by Steph S. on October 24, 2013 at 11:26am

Napoleon - cool videos - I have a wildlife group if you would like to post them there.

Carl - love the Peanuts cartoon.

Booklover - really cute pic.

How's it going everyone?

Comment by Steph S. on October 24, 2013 at 11:24am

 

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