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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 Patricia on November 1, 2017 at 1:29pm

Aw dats so cute GC! Thanks!

I just really hope the charges stick, & that is just the beginning of many. That bloody orange yahoo is destroying everything in sight at such a pace its hard to keep up.

I had no internet in hospital & its amazing how much can be missed in 4 days......even with Rick trying to update me.

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 1, 2017 at 1:22pm

Sorry you can't use common NSAIDs for pain relief, Patricia!

Have some more hugs!

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And yes, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted on money laundering and other charges, and George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. These are the first of many dominoes, I hope!

Comment by Patricia on November 1, 2017 at 11:13am

Aw, such good hugs too.

Rick & Chadd have really picked up the reins here. Rick makes all the meals, Chadd drives him to the grocery store. Of course the housekeeping does all the cleaning here, which helps guard against infection.

I'm hearing now that charges are being laid in the US?

Comment by Plinius on November 1, 2017 at 12:34am

Time for a group hug for Patricia.

Comment by Patricia on October 31, 2017 at 5:53pm

Thank you very much Ian. Taking every hug given!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 31, 2017 at 5:39pm

Just seen the news from New York. More senseless violence.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 31, 2017 at 5:37pm

Been to see a really good film. James Baldwin was such a perceptive and articulate man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Not_Your_Negro

Comment by Ian Mason on October 31, 2017 at 5:36pm

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Patricia. It's a hard slog but things will get better. Hugs from me too.

Comment by Patricia on October 31, 2017 at 4:43pm

I can't use any Ibuprophen, or naproxen, as it causes me some kidney failure issues.

Comment by Thomas Murray on October 31, 2017 at 2:42pm

Get well , Patricia.

After my shoulder surgery, my doctor refuse to prescribe pain killers for me and told me to use Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6-8 hours. The opiod epidemic got him paranoid.The sore pain was bad for three  weeks and I was out for three months.

 

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