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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat 2 hours ago. 33 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 yesterday. 4 Replies

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

Granddaughters

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Nov 15. 6 Replies

I've got three grandsons and I love them to death, but my youngest son and his wife had a baby girl in January and I haven't  right since. Granddaughter has me wrapped up like my grandsons never did. What is it about granddaughters? Her name is…Continue

Tags: grand-parent, girls, little, granddaughters

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 15. 2 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

Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season?

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Nov 11. 37 Replies

I took a brief hiatus from here, and decided to come back. I've missed you guys, and hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that fall is around the cornerThere's not much of a fall where I live. Having said that, I love Halloween. I don't…Continue

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Comment by booklover on November 23, 2012 at 6:25pm

Ian, itchy caterpillar, lol.  My husband has a mustache all winter, and shaves it off for spring and summer.

Glad you are here today Ruth and Patricia. :)

I actually got a smartphone!  Our whole family switched from USCellular to Verizon, and the kids' phones are their 'xmas' presents, since they chose expensive phones, but hubby and I each got an iPhone4 for 'free' included in the package.  Now.  To learn to use it!!!~Melinda

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 23, 2012 at 2:12pm

I'm a little late.......but Happy Thanksgiving everybody!  Hope you had a great day.  I spent the day working, but was then able to enjoy the evening with my parents, sister and brother-in-law for one of Mom's exquisite traditional Thanksgiving meals with 'all the trimmings.'  I'm thankful for family, friends and for this online community.  You folks really are the best, and I appreciate everyone's unique contributions.  Today I will be feasting on some great leftovers.  It really doesn't get any better than that!    

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 23, 2012 at 1:28pm

Yesterday I had nothing but trouble trying to access AN. Couldn't even send a message. It seems to work again. I missed you guys.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 23, 2012 at 12:11pm

Welcome back, Chris. Few people want to take responsibility for technology gone wrong.

I'll be glad when Movember is over. I feel like my top lip has been invaded by a very itchy catapillar.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 23, 2012 at 11:02am

Glad your computer is right again.  It's disappointing to hear that about Dell.

Comment by Steph S. on November 23, 2012 at 10:52am

Ian thanks for the lovely roses.

Booklover that turkey coma cat is so funny. LOL

Glad you are back Chris. Nice to see you here.

Comment by booklover on November 23, 2012 at 9:22am

Glad you're back Chris, and that your computer-problems are over. Have a nice weekend!~ Melinda

Comment by Plinius on November 23, 2012 at 9:08am

I´m back - my pc problems are over! It took almost a month and I´m not at all happy about Dell, now I know how they are when your pc is out of warrantry. They want money first and refuse all responsibility for the help given, even kept my pc for no reason two weeks longer. I`m glad I phoned a pc maintenance company - they came within a day and fixed what Dell had done wrong within an hour!

Good to be back! And now there is all the reading up to do! Have a happy weekend!

Comment by booklover on November 23, 2012 at 8:21am

You have a beautiful Friday too Ian.  Love your mustache avatar! :)

Comment by booklover on November 23, 2012 at 8:20am

 

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