Hang With Friends

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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 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

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

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Comment by dr kellie on July 15, 2011 at 4:44pm
I am a native, and I love Texas.  I agree with Kit, we need to get rid of some of the population. 
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 15, 2011 at 1:40pm

If anyone is interested there is a petition/letter of thanks for Sargent First Class Leroy A Petry (Medal of Honor Recipient) and all signatures will be sent to him as a thanks from Americans for his personal scarfices.

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 15, 2011 at 1:36pm
@Candace - well now darling' even with our extreme amount of crazy christians and fully unscrupulous politicos - the country is beautiful, from the hill country to the Davis mountains in far west Texas to Padre Island, Texas has so much physical beauty.  Now if we could just ship off a large part of the population.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 14, 2011 at 5:45pm

Lary9, There is truth in that.  Texas however, is more just an independent state of mind - or was.

Comment by Lary9 on July 14, 2011 at 4:07am
It occurs to me that the regional differences that arise out what is loosely termed "the culture wars" isn't really to be found on a map. The reason that Texas and other places, particularly in the south, are so consistently contrarian may have its roots in unresolved issues dating back to the war between the states but it is opportunistically fueled today by only one festering, toxic institution---religion. It's as lethal as small pox and as potentially evil as Nazi work camps. Religion is a guaranteed right and there's no challenging that. But 'religion' often needs to be reined in by the people and the government when it "crosses the line" and begins suborns the Constitution. Unfortunately, 'religion' does this periodically and always will as long as it is with us.
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 13, 2011 at 12:55pm

Wow!  Once that stuff is flushed it does have an AFFECT.

Oh, now I get it the whole eat, pray concept...thanks Susan.

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 13, 2011 at 8:04am
Alyson, may I suggest praying to his noodliness by having a pasta dinner?
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 12, 2011 at 11:07pm

Akron, in reply to your Vermont pic

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 12, 2011 at 10:14pm

Ahh shucks! 

Alysn may the FSM be with you in your search for a new place to land. I wonder if sending messages to the noodles does any good?  Probably not. I wish you well.

 I am fully and completely a Texan - with all of the craziness, I love this land. It sort of becomes a part of your blood and skin.  The heat we love to complain about and the vastness is true beauty.

Comment by Kit Blumenstein on July 12, 2011 at 7:42pm

Thanks Chris and from some other things I have read, this too may lack accuracy.  It seems people like talking about praying and going to church far more then the doing.


@Alysn Ford - not sure what currently from Texas means.  We kinda think of ourselves as Texans and them others.  And we do culture our very own special brand of crazy.  Most particularly crazy right wing christians.


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