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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 5 hours ago. 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

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

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Tony Carroll on November 14, 2012 at 7:50am
Comment by Steph S. on November 14, 2012 at 7:35am

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 2:51am

Night all!

Comment by Plinius on November 14, 2012 at 1:22am

I had a kitty on my shoulder and it was great! until the kitty grew up and still wanted to use my shoulder... try it! Four kilograms of purring cat is nice and warm but very bad for your shoulder. Will send picture when I'm rid of this Stone Age laptop - my pc is said to be travelling home!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 14, 2012 at 12:17am

Tony, your kitty replacing a chip on his shoulder and yawning dog give off such sweet and tender vibes, I feel relaxed and ready for turning out the light as well. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2012 at 11:38pm
Thank you Ruth! I'm glad I made you laugh! Laughter is good medicine.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 13, 2012 at 10:44pm

The rise and shine cat made me choke, I laughed so hard. It's been a low productivity day for me. Just coasting. Thanks for the cute pictures Tony and booklover. G'Night, All

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 13, 2012 at 10:09pm

Well, goodnight. Going to bed. Pleasant dreams, all.

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2012 at 9:31pm
That's good to hear Tony! You have been working hard and need your rest!
I want a kiity on my shoulder!
Comment by Tony Carroll on November 13, 2012 at 8:57pm

Hey ya'll. Just getting home. Will have a day off tomorrow! Yay! anyway,

 

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