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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Soren Sagan yesterday. 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 The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2012 at 8:48pm

Funny message from the Queen.  It's kind of scary that about half of it is true!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2012 at 8:40pm

Joan, patience, like skepticism, is a virtue.  I guess that makes me very virtuous.  Now that I think about it, my mother probably wouldn't understand that video for what it is.  At least you know about the pitfalls of "Onion" stuff.  I have to say, though, with that big, beautiful, wide-grim smile you have in your picture, you're the last person I'd suspect of not having a sense of humor.  You certainly had me fooled.          

Comment by booklover on November 7, 2012 at 8:30pm

Love your message from the queen Joan!  lol

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 8:26pm

A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

"To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II."

Thanks to Michael Yon

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 8:20pm

The Flying Atheist, I am usually the last one in a group to get a punch line or recognize sarcasm, or catch on to "Onion" stuff. I wanted to be sure I had'n't missed something about "where's the girl". Yes, I agree you often use, "off-the-wall humor" and just be patient with me; I am known as not having a sense of humor but I think long-time friends will attest to my getting better. 

Comment by booklover on November 7, 2012 at 8:09pm

Patricia and Ian, thanks for the congrats!  I'm so happy President Obama was re-elected!  Glad to hear other countries like the outcome!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2012 at 7:02pm

Joan, nothing serious about or cruelly meant with that video.  Just a peculiar little video with an unexpected outcome.  It caught me off guard and made me chuckle.  I've always appreciated off-the-wall humor.          

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 4:19pm

Patricia, thanks for the "It Gets Better - Royal Canadian Mounted Police (BC)" video. Excellent interviews. 

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2012 at 4:07pm

The Flying Atheist, what does mean? Just a stupid prank for the "fun" of it? or demonstrating cruel treatment by law enforcement? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2012 at 3:11pm

Something completely different....

 

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