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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 19 hours ago. 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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Steph S. on February 4, 2013 at 11:57am

Comment by Ian Mason on February 4, 2013 at 9:14am

Felaine, smashing video. Melinda, the look on "pillow-cat's" face is priceless. Thanks.

Comment by booklover on February 4, 2013 at 8:16am

Comment by booklover on February 4, 2013 at 8:14am

Felaine, that Flashmob brought tears to my eyes.  Human Beings can sometimes be so awesome. Thank you for sharing that!!!

Ian, I am happy for your daughter and for you. :)

Steph, love the hoodie cat.

Tony, love the science joke!

All of you have a wonderful week and be good to yourselves! ~ Melinda

Comment by Ian Mason on February 4, 2013 at 4:58am

Thanks Joan. I will survive. Might swear and curse somewhat though.

The good news: my daughter, age 25, has a boyfriend that she feels comfortable telling me about. I met the one she had when she was 18 but she dumped him because he was more interested in beer and football than anything else. There have been others but she hasn't said anything about them. All I know so far is that his name's Martin, he's also a student at business school and they met working the same weekend job at a supermarket chain's call centre. The other thing they have in common is that his Dad is English too. I'm looking forward to meeting him at some point. He'll be all right 'cause my daughter chose him but I doubt that anyone's really good enough for my little girl :-D

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2013 at 1:46am

Sk8eycat, a great thing to watch and feel spirits rise. Sweet dreams back to you ... alll. 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 4, 2013 at 1:15am
Flashmob treat in Madrid Employment Office:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHK2lxS5Ivw
Sweet dreams, y'all!
Comment by Steph S. on February 4, 2013 at 12:13am

Funny Tony! Love it - I love Chemistry.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 3, 2013 at 10:46pm

I think this couple will make it. They really have chemistry on their side. LOL!!!!!  :)

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 10:32pm

Booklover and Patricia I really like your Atheism posts - I agree.

I'm saving the pictures and reading up on how everything is going on with all of you. I did not watch the Superbowl - I am just not interested in that. But I am wondering if there were any commercials that stood out. I think there's a webpage that goes over the Superbowl commercials.

 

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