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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 Steph S. on March 21, 2013 at 9:15am

hey Flying Atheist I have seen that commercial and I think it really cute and funny. Make me laugh every time. Thanks for posting it.

Tony those puppies are so adorable!

Joan - thanks for the Mantis Shrimp.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 21, 2013 at 8:40am

Shhhh! Please be very, very, quiet. We're exhausted!

Comment by booklover on March 21, 2013 at 7:39am

Joan, I sent my daughter that picture of that shrimp from Facebook.  Isn't that AMAZING????!!!

Felaine, don't feel bad!  Chris is right!  Our animals ARE family too!

Carl, I have seen that commercial~ ha ha ha!  I love the lady's laugh at the end. 

My son FINALLY found another car to buy, so we aren't sharing anymore.  I don't know what to do with myself now that I have my own car back and can leave anytime I want to.  I think I'll be wild and go grocery shopping today. lol.

Comment by Plinius on March 21, 2013 at 3:36am

Felaine, our cats ARE our family, so you've got a family problem and I hope for a good outcome! Xtians are always shocked and angry when I talk like this and say "It's only an animal." What do they mean by ONLY? With a little understanding of evolution we know better than that.

So all the best for Hairy Jerry - and I have not forgotten Ian's mothers; all the best for them too!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 21, 2013 at 2:46am

I feel stupid for whining about my cat's condition...and selfish...when some of you are undergoing much worse medical and family problems. (I'm also terrified of the cost; I don't get my Social InSecurity deposit till next week...isn't that tacky?)

I apologize.

Felaine

PS to TFA...I want a pair of those, too!  Adorabubble!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 21, 2013 at 2:34am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 20, 2013 at 11:38pm

Have any of you cat lovers seen this commercial?

Comment by booklover on March 20, 2013 at 10:32pm
Sk8ey I'm so sorry to hear that about Hairy Jerry! I hope it turns out to not be bad. My dog has lumps all over, but they are fatty tumors. I didn't know about the Ailurophiles group! Maybe I should join. I can't believe someone would be so mean spirited on there! I'm sorry that happened to you!!! I will be thinking of you and Hairy Jerry tomorrow. Keep us posted.~Melinda
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2013 at 9:26pm
TFA, Oh yes! "a new salad dressing. Franch: a combination of French and Ranch." I missed the opportunity to claim a new recipe.
Propaganda has such a sinister way of kidnapping minds and distorting reality. That is why delusional thinking needs challenging!
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2013 at 9:04pm
Patricia, Interesting perspective! I told my doctor I didn't want any restorative work done, just to be cancer free with a nice clean scar is fine with me.
 

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