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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 19 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 sk8eycat on December 12, 2012 at 1:22am

I'm off to bed now, but this is what I will see first thing in the morning:

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2012 at 1:16am
Ian, thank goodness. I don't think I could keep up the "no preposition rule for the rest my life. I will dump it unless someone will have a porcupine over it.
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2012 at 1:12am

sk8eycat It came through! and STUNNING! I can't even imagine how the people in that car felt and the other people in the caravan! Now that is the way to bring home the wildlife! Thanks so much. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 12, 2012 at 1:10am

Ian, is it correct grammar to end a sentence with a proposition?

[ducks and runs for the kitchen]

Comment by sk8eycat on December 12, 2012 at 1:05am

I don't know if this link will work from here; you may have to Copy and Paste it in your browser, but it's WORTH it!  SPEK-TACK-YOU-LER!

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid621950116001?bckey=...

Comment by Ian Mason on December 12, 2012 at 12:28am

Such cats, Steph! Put a big smile on my morning.

The "do not end a sentence with a preposition" rule has little to do with original English grammar. It's an import from Latin and was imposed "from above" at some comparatively late date to poshen things up.

Comment by Steph S. on December 11, 2012 at 9:50pm

Sk8eycat that is so cute!

Love the lolcat!

Comment by Joseph Corder on December 11, 2012 at 8:48pm

Hey,  What a coincidence, my wife and I went to a Mexican restaurant  this evening!!!  We are both stuffed!!!!!  LOL

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 7:31pm
sk8eycat, thanks for that great scene: Mexican Food!

Steph, love the hat on the cat!. Would love to have one.
And the assembled cat sure is more limber than I.
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 7:23pm

Grinning Cat, Oh dear! Rub it in! Hey, that sounds good:

 "This is the type of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put."

Grinning cat, you sure have a way of making me laugh!

 

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