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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

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Comment by sk8eycat on July 2, 2013 at 9:52pm

http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Christmas-Quotes-1.jpg

Comment by booklover on July 2, 2013 at 8:35pm
Ruth, love your squirrel picture, and happy to see your post! I miss my friends when I don't see them post for a while! A big hug to you!- Mindy
Comment by Grinning Cat on July 2, 2013 at 6:16pm

FA and Ruth, thanks for the hugs!

Patricia, I hope Isabel turns out to be all right. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 2, 2013 at 6:02pm

Ruth, your squirrel reminded me of this....

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 2, 2013 at 3:09pm

Joan, thanks for sharing your squirrel comedy. I always enjoyed squirrels too. It sounds great to have a home surrounded by trees. We consider ourselves lucky to have trees visible from the back of our house. It was one of the reasons we chose this house over many others. Observing trees is supposed to be good for your mental and physical health.

Wow, I’m glad you only had a little thin spot after falling down the stairs, Mindy. The story of your toddler daughter’s reaction was precious. Perfect black cat quote!

Yes, sk8eycat, computers somehow seem to always pick the most eloquent entries to lose. Sorry I was out of touch for a bit and missed timely reading about your bathroom accident. Good thing your sister was there. We’ve had our glass shower doors just fall out of the frame on us, but they didn’t break. Funny about the dark red towel irony. I’m just glad you’re OK now. Hugs back to you. I’m afraid the much too early triple digitsf will gradually become the usual weather in southern CA. The blocking patterns from deep waves in the jet stream, because the Arctic is too warm, appear to be recurring in similar places. We’re tired of daily rain and low 90’s here in eastern PA. We’ve had saturated humidity for a couple of weeks it seems. Every day when I walk out of the door it’s like Jamaica without a beach. I can see how fireworks could become problematic when it’s too dry and hot.

Happy belated anniversary, Patricia.

Great group hug, Flying Atheist. Thanks! Here's my hug for all of you, Friends.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 2, 2013 at 2:34pm

Patricia, I remember moving to another country and it was somewhat chaotic for a while. Still a good idea to keep enquiring though. I hope your friend is all right.

Cats: very relaxed animals but you never know what they're plotting. Afraid my French isn't up to reading all of NB's quote. Man isn't a perfect animal? Something like that.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on July 2, 2013 at 10:39am

« L'homme n'est qu'un animal plus parfait que les autres et qui raisonne mieux. » de Napoléon Bonaparte

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2013 at 9:10am
Chris, nice to receive your message and participation in the group hug! It does feel good. Your last day of the course, with tokens of appreciation from your students, life just doesn't get any better.
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2013 at 9:09am
Chris, nice to receive your message and participation in the group hug! It does feel good. Your last day of the course, with tokens of appreciation from your students, life just doesn't get any better.
Comment by booklover on July 2, 2013 at 9:02am

Good Morning Friends!  Steph, such a cool picture!!  People are so clever!  Glad you had a nice last day Chris!!! :) The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous!  70's, sunny, light breeze... :)

 

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