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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

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 booklover on March 30, 2013 at 8:17am

Oh Joan, I'm such a sicko! lol, when I read "Nothing better than a handful of nuts", my mind just went to the wrong place! ha ha ha, now you guys know how immature I am! LOL

I love the e-card Loren.

Steph, that cat picture is adorable!

Chris, your breakfast sounds great!

Have a good weekend everyone :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2013 at 3:53am

I feel wonderful Chris. The back of winter begins to break, a few nights  with 40 degrees F temperatures and I can put some things in. I will be out of business for a little while, but the imperative to not use my arm means I can sit in the garden with the birds, squirrels and neighbors' cats in addition to just absorb all that loveliness.  Like you, Chris, I feel better when I eat lower on the food chain. Your menu sounds perfect to me. I love raw, unsalted nuts that I roast myself. Especially walnuts! Nothing better than a handful of nuts. Thanks for asking. 

I Googled Frans de Waal's "The bonobo and the atheist" for videos, and there are many! I watched these short one:

Incredible new spider with an absolutely astonishing skill

Morals Without God? Frans de Waal and Jeff Schloss discuss at Emory...

Comment by Plinius on March 30, 2013 at 2:39am

It is, and the more basic I eat the better I feel. For the rest of the day: lots of veg and a little salmon, with a few nuts to snack.

How do you feel, Joan?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2013 at 1:55am
Chris, your breakfast sounds delicious.
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2013 at 1:53am
Noni
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDvjZzM9Kuo
I have never heard of these plants either. It seems they do not taste good, however, the reports say they are very nutritious
Comment by Plinius on March 30, 2013 at 1:34am

Good morning! Thanks for the superfruit list, Joan. The only one I don't know is the noni. Just had breakfast: a blender full of fruit, a handful of seeds and some almond milk; a treat!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 10:49pm

Steph, those sweet cats make me feel all warm inside. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 10:48pm

Loren, sounds good ... however there are so many bleating sheep with the power of law making, marriage definitions and school board decisions, I think a good loud resistance is in order. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 10:30pm
Thai Fruits (Mangosteen)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGPD64DiwxQ
Melinda, according to one source, the outside flesh is also edible. I don't know, I have never eaten one. But they certainly appear to be healthy.
Comment by Steph S. on March 29, 2013 at 10:14pm

 

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