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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 17 hours ago. 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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 16, 2013 at 12:16am

Patricia, thanks for the video of the kitties you're cat-sitting. Was that a vacuum cleaner in the background?

booklover, I loved that squished cat LOL, thanks.

Welcome back Idaho Spud and Steph.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 15, 2013 at 10:18pm

This is particularly for Joan ... but also for anyone who is moved by music.  This is "Nimrod" from Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations:



Please listen.  Please enjoy

Comment by booklover on August 15, 2013 at 9:53am

Steph, YAY!!!  I'm so happy you're back!  You've been missed! :)

Spud, my daughter is 21, and the guy will be 25 next month.  You'd think he'd know his manners by now!  They've known each other for 6 years.  She was a camper and he was a counselor at the art camp at a University by us when they first met.  Now that they are both counselors, and she's all legal and everything (lol), he asked her out.  Then he was rude.  Now he asked her to come to Chicago.  Last chance buddy!!!!  Glad you liked the squished cat! :)

Comment by Steph S. on August 15, 2013 at 9:36am

Those are cute pics. I've been getting caught up on my rest. Will be trying to get back to the site like usual. How is everyone? Sure do you miss all of you.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2013 at 9:22am

I'm baaaaaack!   Perhaps I can respond to some of the multiple threads on here now that my soil-modifying work is done.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2013 at 9:19am

Mindy, I agree with what you told you daughter to do to that guy. Too bad those sex hormones make most of us (extra) stupid as teenagers.

Ha ha ha.  That adopted squished cat is funny!

Comment by booklover on August 15, 2013 at 9:10am

Comment by booklover on August 15, 2013 at 9:09am

Have a good weekend of patting and purring, you kitty-sitters!   I love the hep-cats Carl. :)  Hope you have a better day Ruth!  My cat Lula almost threw-up on my bed last night!  Ugh!  I pushed her off just in time! lol.  Too much info?  Sorry! :)

My daughter is going to Chicago today to meet a guy who hasn't been very attentive, like not texting back when he said he would, etc. ,since their last date.  He'd better be great tonight (they are meeting another friend), or I told her to tell him that's it.  She deserves someone who treats her wonderfully.  It's a lovely Autumn day here, ha ha.  Some of the trees are even starting to turn!  Next week the heat is supposed to come back.  We'll see!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 14, 2013 at 11:53pm

Barney Frank is atheist. Thanks for the news, Loren.
Grinning Cat, your double standard post is perfect.
Sk8eycat, I love the Mr Blackwell picture. Happy cat sitting.
Ian, I’ve seen a version of charging cat with three panes, where the cats eyes are both green, then one green and one red, then both green.

I had a hectic, unproductive day. I hope all of you did better.
Good night, All.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 14, 2013 at 9:56pm

You're lucky, Patricia, to have another friend around for the weekend as well.  I'm jealous of all the cat people here.  :)

 

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