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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 October 7, 2013 at 7:18pm

Hi Friends. Nothing much happening here.  My husband got the day off, so we went out for breakfast, and he made chilli for dinner.  We all got to sit at the table and eat together, so I loved that of course.  My daughter's cat is still mainly living in her room.  We let her mingle, then she runs back.  Our youngest cat, Dora, who is 4, is SO jealous that she's not the 'baby' anymore.  The older animals could care less that there is a new little cat here.  She seems to be starting to understand that our 10-year old Lab, Molly, is NOT going to hurt her.  Have a good week peeps!

Comment by booklover on October 7, 2013 at 7:15pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 6, 2013 at 11:14pm

Ruth that dog is so funny!! Made me laugh

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 6, 2013 at 9:21pm

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on October 6, 2013 at 4:09am


Comment by sk8eycat on October 5, 2013 at 5:55pm

Speaking of shock...This is Dee Gordon of the LA Dodgers just after he was called out trying to steal 2nd base last night.  The expression and body language remind me of some of my chorus boy friends yelling, "Oh, Roll it UP, Mary!"  (ie: STOP it!  or STFU)   LOL

Comment by Loren Miller on October 5, 2013 at 7:38am

[sigh] That's two minutes and change I'll never get back ... YUK!

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 5, 2013 at 12:48am

Hey everyone.I put this up on "Atheist Humor", but I just had to share here also. I just can't stop laughing at this one!!!

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Comment by sk8eycat on October 4, 2013 at 10:20pm

Oh, good pics and gifs everybody!

I am SO excited that I just have to share this with you all: Lori Golden, the Publisher, Editor, Chief Copy Writer, lay-out and paste-up person for The Pet Press is treating me to a special performance by Elayne Boosler doing an original reading along with a symphony orchestra!!! Here's a long article about it:

http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/laughter_for_life/12...

And this is the short blurb I put together for the Calendar in the most recent issue:

Oct. 6 – World Premiere “Rescue- A True Story” ~ 4PM

First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St., Glendale 91206

Story & Narration by Elayne Boosler with the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra.

“I feel nothing lends itself to music better than the top notes of comedy, tempered by the depth of emotion we, and the animals, experience every day in the world of rescue. “ Elayne Boosler. Tickets and info call: 323-663-3601 or 818-243-2539  Visit www.tailsofjoy.net/ or www.glendalephilharmonic.com

I FREAKING CAN'T WAIT!  I don't even care that it's at a Bapnit Crutch; the acoustics are supposed to be so amazing that the Orchestra has made the place its home.  As long as nobody prays, I'll be fine. *=D&gt; applause

Comment by booklover on October 4, 2013 at 3:19pm

Those are great Ruth!  Patricia, me too..... :(

 

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