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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 46 minutes ago. 18 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 The Flying Atheist on December 4, 2012 at 11:08pm

Melinda, the sign on your front door and your comment about not knowing what soliciting is reminds me of my job as a flight attendant.  I don't think a month goes by when someone points to the 'occupied' sign on the lavatory door and asks me, "Does that mean somebody's in there?"  I kid you not. 

Comment by booklover on December 4, 2012 at 8:42pm

Good Night!!! :)

Comment by booklover on December 4, 2012 at 8:40pm

Thanks Carl, you're so sweet.  Ian, that waxed-floor cat picture is great! lol.  Thanks Steph, and you always have the perfect picture or gif for everyone!

I really liked my new doctor.  I couldn't go have lab work done because... I put a Listerine Strip on my tongue so I didn't have coffee-breath! lol.  Apparently that isn't fasting (they didn't say to fast or that I was having lab work done or I wouldn't have), but I just thought that was funny.  Back for labs some morning this week.:)

Felaine, we have a sign on our front door that says "NO Solicitors, yes, this means YOU TOO."  Guess what.  They either can't read, or don't know what soliciting is.  Ugh!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2012 at 1:54pm

@Ian and Carl...I'm still feisty, but frustrated, too.  The worst thing is that I can't give anybody the "monodigital salute" when I need to.  And I DO need to! 

We are now getting flocks of the door-to-door version of telemarketers...all of them trying to sell home-repair scams.  I've never seen anything like it.

The kitteh in my lap is telling me to quit messing around here and go open a can of something.  Guess I'd better.  (He wants "fish-berry jam," but he's getting Fancy Beast Chicken.)

Oh, Loren, I'm debating with myself about printing that Tina Fey photo for my JW sister....*snicker!*

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 4, 2012 at 12:05pm

Melinda, funny, funny pic with the dog and cat.  I lol'd.  I wish you the best as well with your MD visit.  You're being thought of. 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 4, 2012 at 12:01pm

Thanks, Steph and others. I'll see her tomorrow and hopefully talk to a doctor about what's going on. It's frustrating being a long way away. In the meantime:

Comment by Steph S. on December 4, 2012 at 11:58am

Melinda good luck at the doctors. I also have a lady doctor.

I love the dog and cat pic you posted. 

Comment by Steph S. on December 4, 2012 at 11:57am

Ian sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she gets better soon.

Comment by Steph S. on December 4, 2012 at 11:56am

Felaine - I hope you get better soon. I am glad you came here to keep up posted.

Comment by Plinius on December 4, 2012 at 6:40am

Get well soon, Felaine!

 

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