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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat 56 seconds ago. 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

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Patricia 3 hours ago. 4 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

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 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 on Sunday. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Friday. 5 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

Attacks in Canada Oct. 22nd/14

Started by Patricia. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Nov 20. 4 Replies

This was devastating for us........…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 14, 2012 at 9:19pm

Too many people in the USA worship guns, and enough of them have the money and power to keep congress from enacting sensible laws.

Or, in short...we have sh*tty gun laws. And everybody seems to have forgotten this:

 A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state...

"Ya wanna own a gun?  Fine.  Here's the enlistment papers for the National Guard."

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 14, 2012 at 5:56pm

The first snow of the season is always beautiful.  Nice photos, Patricia.  Looking forward to seeing your now infamous fireplace!!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 14, 2012 at 5:35pm

Happee Winter Solstice! Luv, Warrl

If you don't know who Warrll is, and you like fantasy fiction, you are in for a real treat!  Start with Mercedes Lackey's "The Oathbound," and keep on reading.

That is my gift to everyone.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 14, 2012 at 5:32pm

Things like this have long proved to me that, as Anne Nicol Gaylor has said, "Nothing fails like prayer."  If there really were any gods, they are worthless selfish bastards.

George Carlin was right, the only thing worth worshipping (if people just have to worship something) is Sol...the Sun...the source of life.  And you can SEE it.  And it doesn't ask for money or bloody sacrifices...it just IS.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 14, 2012 at 5:02pm

Patricia! Yes! Exactly!

"Show yourself oh mighty one and put an end to all the natural disasters that kill, maim, destroy life and end all the greed and attitudes of entitlement that sucks resources out of workers into the coffers of the wealthy."

Comment by booklover on December 14, 2012 at 4:58pm

I agree too Patricia.  Won't happen, but it would be WAY too little, WAY too late.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 14, 2012 at 4:12pm

I very much agree Patricia.

Comment by booklover on December 14, 2012 at 2:12pm

He IS pleasing to the eye Lillie!

Love all the holiday animal pictures on here.  Cheers me up a little until I think of that horrible massacre at that elementary school in Connecticut.  Where was this 'god' people talk about then?!  I can't even imagine those poor, poor parents.  Their lives are forever ruined. :(

Comment by sk8eycat on December 14, 2012 at 1:44pm

Have yourself a cozy godless Solstice

Comment by sk8eycat on December 14, 2012 at 12:51pm

I'm digging up my old holiday LOLZ, just to gross my friends out.  Herez da foist:

Selabrayt Winter Solstice U duz it ur wai, I duz it mine.

 

 

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