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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 1 hour ago. 21 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

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

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 Ian Mason on January 21, 2013 at 7:05pm

I remember when I had a cat and it experienced snow for the first time. There was a look of intense curiosity of its face, it tried a short walk and then felt the cold. Straight indoors and refused to go near the horrible white stuff ever again.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 21, 2013 at 6:44pm

Steph (and everyone), the secret is now out about how cats recover from "low battery" sleep mode:

If your cell phone charger sometimes isn't where you're sure you last put it, there could be a reason!

Comment by booklover on January 21, 2013 at 5:16pm

Comment by booklover on January 21, 2013 at 5:15pm

That's a cute story Spud!

Joan, I loved cat meets snow!

Steph, Yes, I had trouble getting on here this a.m. and responding to anything.  Low-battery cat looks cozy for a winter nap!

Comment by Steph S. on January 21, 2013 at 4:19pm

I mean "Cat meets Snow" Joan

Comment by Steph S. on January 21, 2013 at 4:18pm

I enjoy your wonderful cat stories Ruth and Melinda.

Cat means Snow is great Joan - thank you.

That's funny sk8eycat - very funny lolcat.

Ian I just love Garfield. Great cartoon.

Comment by Steph S. on January 21, 2013 at 4:16pm

Did anyone have trouble getting onto the site this morning?

I kept getting an error "500 Error" . So glad the site is back. I missed being here.

Anyone watching the Inauguration?

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2013 at 2:26pm

Comment by sk8eycat on January 21, 2013 at 2:18pm

The Door Into Summer is one of my all-time favorite Heinlein books (even though the SF technology is terribly dated now).  But Pete (the cat in the story) would never have played in the snow the way the kitteh in that adorabubble video did.

Here's a Cheezburger classic LOLcat:

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2013 at 1:28pm

the Cat Meets Snow video is fun Joan.  I like what one person said:

I used to live in a house with 6 doors to the outside on the ground floor. My cat hated the cold but would still go from door to door meowing to go out. Upon finding cold snowy weather outside 1 door he would go to the next and the next. Guess he was just looking for the door into summer.

 

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