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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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by booklover on March 29, 2013 at 7:56am

You are welcome Spud!  I see you did put your bird pic on Stephs Birding Group already.  I love the picture.  So I'm going to save it! :)

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 7:56am

Melinda, yes I put it on Steph's Birding page.  I'm there now, catching-up on who knows how many pages.  Somehow my "follow" got turned-off and I just realized that there hadn't been any bird post for a couple of months, and knew that couldn't be right.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 7:51am

Booklover, thanks for the amusing and cute picture of all the cats looking out the windows.  I've saved it.

Comment by booklover on March 29, 2013 at 7:50am

I just woke up to a ton of great pictures on here!  So cute and funny, what a good way to start the day!  I did however bend down while holding my coffee and my hair dipped into it! ha ha.  So I'm going to have coffee-smelling hair.  I'll just claim it's coffee shampoo.

Spud, that picture of the bird staring at that food cracks me up!  Did you put that on Steph's Birding page?

I am SO happy, I am going to get my daughter at school this weekend, and have her for 2 whole days!  I'm sure she gets tired of me hugging and kissing her every time she walks by me, but too bad!  I'm the Mom! lol

Have a great Friday (not a Good Friday~ ha) my friends!~ Melinda

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 7:41am

Comment by Ian Mason on March 29, 2013 at 4:42am

One day down for repairs and there are 7 pages to catch up on.

Glad to hear that Sentient Biped has come through the operation.

Good to hear that you're in positive spirits Joan.

Hope you're one of the lucky 30% Melinda.

I'm working all of the holidays but I don't mind. I get paid days off in lieu when I want to take them, so that's all right. Hope you're all enjoying whatever you're up to.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 29, 2013 at 3:50am

The caption is too large, but so what? The last word is "afikomen."  Look it up.

MEH!
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 1:49am
I appreciate your encouragement, Chris. I am so lucky to have caught it so early. I have yearly mammograms.

You suggestion for Dallas sounds good. I agree with soaking pots and glad you called it to his attention.
Comment by Plinius on March 29, 2013 at 1:30am

Thanks for sharing, Joan! It's quite a heavy program, so take it easy. I'll think of you.

Comment by Steph S. on March 29, 2013 at 12:26am
 

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