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Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Joan Denoo 5 hours ago. 3 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

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Joan Denoo 6 hours ago. 36 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 on Thursday. 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

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 Idaho Spud on November 4, 2012 at 12:48pm

Kit-Tea is cute.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 4, 2012 at 12:24pm

Good day everyone!  Did you enjoy your extra hour of sleep?  I certainly did.....and I needed it as well.

Tony, thanks for the music.  I'm constantly listening to music.  It's such a great mood enhancer. 

This song ALWAYS makes me feel good, so I thought I'd share it with all of you today.  Hope you enjoy.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 4, 2012 at 12:20pm

You're welcome, Felaine. I shared them because they turned up at the right time for me too.

Comment by Steph S. on November 4, 2012 at 11:32am

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Comment by Tony Carroll on November 4, 2012 at 11:25am

Good morning my friends. Off to take care of stuff that's been neglected past couple of weeks, will be home later. Until then, how about some Harry Chapin? 'Sunay Morning Sunshine'.

http://youtu.be/QITfWttuxzg

Comment by sk8eycat on November 4, 2012 at 11:21am

Ian, thank you, THANK you!  I desperately needed some graphic reminders that everything is NOT always sukky!  (That's why I haven't been posting much...learned something I didn't want to know about a friend, and I've been hiding from the world, not getting anything done, reading fantasy fiction, and so forth and so on. "Hallmarks of FELAINE-ity"))

Thanks again!

Felaine

Comment by Ian Mason on November 4, 2012 at 10:56am

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