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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 16 minutes ago. 16 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 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

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 May 27, 2013 at 6:25am

Loren, I feel sorry for that cat; she's has several genetic defects...she doesn't walk well...a victim of to much inbreeding, because Snowshoe and Siamese variations have become so popular. I just hope her humans don't try to breed her!

(I would also like to slap the people who breed "Munchkin" cats, Sphinx [hairless] cats, and several other freak breeds.)

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Comment by Plinius on May 27, 2013 at 2:32am

Hi all, just reading everything I missed in my holiday. We arrived last night, after a beautiful flight from Naples. We could even make pictures of the Alps from 11 km. high. Naples is wonderful, but much poorer than we thought. We spent our five days in Pompei, museums, seeing the sights and a bustrip up the Vesuvius, to the point where it is only a short walk to the crater rim. Really fantastic to do, but very unusual for flatlanders!

Among the souvenirs Mortality by Christopher Hitchens; I had missed that book here. And a  holiday is not complete without a stack of books!

I'm so glad Joan is doing as well as possible!

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 1:14am

Ian, I think chemo gave me adrenaline and cancer gave me a sense that I have to speak and act now because I won't always have a voice with which to speak.  

Comment by Ian Mason on May 27, 2013 at 1:01am

I agree with Loren. Enough is enough with that moggy.

Hope your usual vitality returns soon, Joan. You still have energy enough to take an interest in the world and to post her so it can't be far away.

My impending doom would probably be the only thing that would make me eat celery but I would probaby need something for the nausea afterwards. I think it tastes like dirty water.

Comment by Steph S. on May 27, 2013 at 12:42am
Awwww but look at face Loren!!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 12:07am

Another treasure, this time a car tunnel between Sweden and Norway. 

We could have well trained engineers who could build bridges  and not have them fall in the rivers of the USA. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2013 at 12:02am

Patricia, I appreciate your expression of how you felt ... there is no bogeyman man picking on me. Cancer treatment is what it is. I slept virtually all day today with no appetite. I feel no pain, and have good cheer, just my body feels like limp celery. 

Ruth, thanks for the celery and parsley clue. Cary cleaned out the parsley bed for me today, and we will be able to harvest it without bringing in a lot of weeds.

All-in-all, it is a good day.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 26, 2013 at 11:58pm

Ruth, I an glad to see another photo of the bridge. I wonder how they keep it from overflowing, as well.

Here is another Netherlands car tunnel under the sea. Very creative folks. I hope Chris will help us know more. 

Comment by Loren Miller on May 26, 2013 at 10:17pm

I'll be honest ... that stupid cat is beginning to get on my nerves.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 26, 2013 at 8:42pm

Sorry to hear you're feeling punky, Joan. Ant-creepy bones, *cringe*.

The Moses brideg is interesting, but wouldn't it be easily flooded?

 

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