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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 16 hours ago. 23 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 December 23, 2012 at 1:39am

A fun spider, Ruth. A fine Human Light to all too.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 23, 2012 at 12:42am

Mysterious paper sculptures

Guardian article, 3rd March 2011.

One day in March, staff at the Scottish Poetry Library came across a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in the library. Carved from paper, mounted on a book and with a tag addressed to @byleaveswelive – the library’s Twitter account – reading:

It started with your name @byleaveswelive and became a tree.… … We know that a library is so much more than a building full of books… a book is so much more than pages full of words.… This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas….. a gesture (poetic maybe?)

Thanks to Ed Tyler

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 10:00pm

Thanks for the OneZoom links, Joan. I posted about it in another group, without these nice videos. I look forward to using the program.

Nice holiday kitty pics booklover and Patricia.

Comment by booklover on December 22, 2012 at 7:36pm

Very interesting Joan!

Steph, you've been posting great LOL Cats!Here's our cat Dora (3) with a bow on her head.  She is not happy. LOL

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2012 at 7:25pm

Tutorial screencast

This exciting new program was just announced and if it is anything like Gapminder, I am going to be be happy all winter. The tutorial session is easy to follow. Makes understanding the Tree of Life much easier. 

Comment by booklover on December 22, 2012 at 6:29pm

Love the invisibility-cloak sale Ruth! lol.

My family is back in their own homes, good leftovers in the fridge, and the house is still clean! Now to read a good book with a nice cup of decaf. coffee tonight! Ahhh. :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 6:13pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 6:02pm

This one startled me.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 5:39pm

A little pick me up.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2012 at 5:14pm

Hi, All! Great images. Your retired monorail cat is cute, Steph. My husband is rehearsing the HumanLight song, These Three Candles, and Imagine in preparation for playing at the local HumanLight celebration tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great HumanLight!

 

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