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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan yesterday. 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 October 22, 2014 at 8:27pm
You're so sweet, Joan. I don't feel sick every single day, it just is unpredictable. I was just having a pity party for myself today. Tomorrow is another day... Lol
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2014 at 7:40pm

Oh! Mindy! How awful. Feeling unwell just sucks. I know you have tried everything. The things we suggested didn't work or you had tried them before. So! Now that we know your reality, how can we be supportive of you in a way that helps brighten your day? If you find anything that helps, let us know so we can give it a try.

 

Comment by booklover on October 22, 2014 at 6:55pm
That's nice, Emma. Me too. So much horrible stuff going on in the world. I have to remind myself sometimes to stop and think of the good things that go on too.
Comment by booklover on October 22, 2014 at 6:52pm
Thanks Carl, how are things going with you?!
Comment by Emma Lennon on October 22, 2014 at 5:10pm

I know a few members here are from Canada, but I don't know how many, if any of you live in or around Ottawa. I don't mean to sound like a downer, but  what happened in Ottawa today is awful. And  I just want to say that I'm sending all my  love and thoughts not just to the people of Ottawa, or the Ontario Province, but to everyone in Canada today.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 22, 2014 at 2:54pm

Ian, that's a cute little ditty.  Now time for a cup of tea. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 22, 2014 at 2:42pm

Yes, thanks Carl.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 22, 2014 at 2:36pm

Spud, here's the link for the cat gif.  Does this work for you?

http://33.media.tumblr.com/1a3ef6975d00460c7dcbe5e9797d7503/tumblr_...

Comment by Ian Mason on October 22, 2014 at 12:55pm
Comment by Ian Mason on October 22, 2014 at 12:55pm

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, Mindy. Hope the outing and lunch cheer you up.

Piano moving.http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5XX9LX2es4

 

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