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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 Grinning Cat on May 27, 2013 at 11:09pm

Steph, who wouldn't be happy with that kind of cat around! :)  And thanks for the Cheshire Cat manicure, Ruth!

As for Tardar Sauce (the Grumpy Cat cat) being sweet and friendly in real life, here's what Grumpy Cat might say about that:

Comment by sk8eycat on May 27, 2013 at 10:11pm

My dear, darling Aunt Phyllis, and her new buddy.

You're Never Too Old for a NAP!

Comment by Ian Mason on May 27, 2013 at 4:04pm

Tunnel and bridge, Denmark - Sweden. I ran a ½ marathon through/over this when it opened in 2000.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 12:46pm

Oh yes, I forgot chamomile tea, Ruth. Thanks for the reminder! And thank you for the list of "RICH SOURCES OF APIGENIN". 

I'm pooped; an 11:00 AM nap seems about right to me!

Have a very special day, each one of you. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 27, 2013 at 12:00pm

Happy Memorial Day to all of you in the US.

Have you started drinking chamomile tea yet, Joan? I like creative bridges and tunnels too.

Loren, I appreciate that grumpycat can get on people’s nerves.

Sk8eycat, Tardar Sauce’s brother looks even grumpier to me, with that one tooth showing. I don’t like the narrow columns, either. You might want so send a comment to Brother Richard about it. While I  see the issue of casting off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues, a whole movie of interviews isn’t something for which I’d pay.

Thanks for the I kissed a cat pic, Steph. That beagle looks so happy.

Wow, Ian. Celery tastes like dirty water to you. Too bad. Fortunately there are other foods with apigenin.

RICH SOURCES OF APIGENIN

Although it is found in many fruits, vegetables and herbs, the amount of it varies. The richest natural sources are:

  • Parsley
  • Celery
  • Other spices such as rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil and coriander
  • Chamomile
  • Cloves
  • Lemon Balm
  • Artichokes and Spinach
  • Peppermint
  • Red wine
  • Licorice


This is for you, Grinning Cat

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 10:49am

Chris, your vacation sounds very special. I hope you have some little stories to share with us. I miss you when you are not her, welcome home!

There are several photos of the Netherlands that caught our attention and perhaps you are familiar with the sights. The design and engineering appeal to me. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 10:45am

Ian, good for you, you listen to your own body. Glad to know you have given celery a chance and know the answer, based on your body's messages. 

Comment by booklover on May 27, 2013 at 10:35am

LOL Carl!

Felaine, I want to see that too!  Great cast!!!

Cute pic Steph!

Comment by Steph S. on May 27, 2013 at 10:31am

Comment by Steph S. on May 27, 2013 at 10:30am

Happy Memorial day!

 

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