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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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by booklover on January 6, 2013 at 4:52pm

I agree Joan.  I have luckily not experienced anything remotely like that.  I would not forgive or forget though.

I don't forgive anyone who ever hurts my children either.  Ever.  My now 18-year old son and I had a woman in our group that was always together when he was in grade school.  She was horrible to him (a sweet little kid), and to me at the very end of when all the kids were in grade school.  The reason she liked my daughter and not my son?  My daughter was 'gifted' academically and my son was not.  That's all.  She is a teacher, and she called the kids in the regular classed 'dummies.'  I hate her to this day, and I always will.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 6, 2013 at 4:42pm

John Lynch, that makes sense, the offended is the only one entitled to forgive, and frankly, I am not into forgiveness. It gets in the way of solving problems that are systemic. 
A man slaps his wife, she forgives;

A man slaps his wife, she forgives; 

A man slaps his wife, she forgives; until one of them dies. 

Comment by booklover on January 6, 2013 at 4:27pm

I saw some of that polar bear and the guy in the 'cage' on t.v. last night Patricia!  Yep, not cuddly teddy-bears! lol.  I think I'll stick to cats! lol

Comment by John Lynch on January 6, 2013 at 3:28pm

About the sex offender. Forgiving should be granted by the victim and no one else.Morons.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 6, 2013 at 2:08pm

Only in Texas....I hope.  (Sorry, Steph!)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 6, 2013 at 9:48am

Hello and Happy Sunday to all of you.  Was gone for three days and now finally caught up.  Some great pics.  Welcome back, Felaine.  Thanks for posting the link with all the ice skating photos.  The Ice Capades were a yearly event for us when I was growing up in the 70's.  I always enjoyed the flashy costumes and the comic skaters. 

Comment by booklover on January 6, 2013 at 9:14am

lol John, that would be a great gift-book for cat lovers.

Comment by John Lynch on January 6, 2013 at 9:06am

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1452110581/ref=sib_dp_pop_fc?ie=UTF...

I saw this on my page and thought cat lovers would enjoy this.

Comment by booklover on January 6, 2013 at 9:05am

Funny picture Joan!  I love your cat in your bed James Kz!

Comment by Ian Mason on January 6, 2013 at 12:41am

Nice ones all round. Stealing the crazies, Joan.

 

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