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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan on Wednesday. 9 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 on Tuesday. 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

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by sk8eycat Dec 12. 11 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

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 9:05pm

Ruth, I saw your first piece and am really struck with how good it is. You are on to something good, and I expect we all are going to benefit by the wisdom you pass on to us. I have not been able to access my Tweeter account and haven't taken the time to figure out why I can't open it. When I do, I shall surely check out your site. 
I recognize the amount of time it takes to make selections and do the tasks necessary to get everything working; the end product proves the value of that effort. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 11, 2012 at 8:45pm

Thanks, Joan. A bit of low energy off and on and spending lots of time making the last animated gif for Eco-Logical. The most time consuming part is finding/making good images. It took me three days to collect and modify those eleven little frames. I still struggle to find appropriate royalty free images, and don't always succeed.

Comment by booklover on November 11, 2012 at 6:24pm

oohhhhh, I want to hug that meowntain! :)

Yes Ruth, I agree with Joan.  I hope you are doing well and not here because you have something good going on!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 5:44pm

Ruth, I hope the reason you have not been around is because you have an interesting project that keeps you involved. 

I do hope you feel well, that all the bad news doesn't get you down, and that you can keep your focus on all the wonderful things you send us. I don't won't to be selfish and pull you away from good project, however. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 4:57pm

Or just Google trellis

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 4:45pm

Dallas, all these photos have great ideas, a wonderful way to find new and different ways to gardening. 

As to how the gourds grew up over the frame, it is very simple, as they grow, lace them up through support nets. I have never done this style, but I have built a frame and put netting on it to grow vine crops vertically. It is the same principle. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 4:40pm

Dallas, based on principle, I would say the gourds, if they are living plants, had plenty of food (they are heavy feeders), and lots of water. My uncles grew giant pumpkins when I was a kid, and they always won at the county fair. They really kept them well fed and watered. They used straw from the barn which had lots of cow manure. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 11, 2012 at 3:54pm

The gourd arbor looks natural to me, unlike the foodie site pictures. I'd love to touch the meowtain, but the alert kitties probably only stayed piled up a few seconds.

Thanks, all. Sorry I haven't been around.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 11, 2012 at 3:18pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 11, 2012 at 11:49am

I, too, think the KKK is horrible, as well as anyone that do such things to their fellow humans.

 

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