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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 The Flying Atheist on September 12, 2013 at 5:31pm
Comment by Steph S. on September 12, 2013 at 5:13pm

I love that cat massage video Ruth!

I hope you get the dog sitting job sk8eycat

Comment by Steph S. on September 12, 2013 at 5:12pm

that is a cute cat pic booklover.

How is everyone?

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 12, 2013 at 5:11pm

Nothing to do with cats:

the "Church Trap" at Burning Man (photo by Cory Doctorow)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 12, 2013 at 2:14pm

Good afternoon, sk8eycat.  Wonderful video.  I laughed a lot.  Very cute.  Good luck with your interview. 

Comment by sk8eycat on September 12, 2013 at 10:55am

Good Morning.  I have to go interview a dog about a 4-week house-sitting job.  In the meantime, I'll leave you with this (if the link works)

Click here: If It Fits, I Sits

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 11, 2013 at 7:59pm

YouTube pulled the account with the cat-and-bell video; I posted what looks like the original in Atheist Ailurophiles: "Well-trained humans".

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 11, 2013 at 4:41pm

Aww! Thanks for Happy GrandPawrents Day, sk8eycat.

I’d heard of Ameraican Sweet Gum, but not by the name Liquid Amber. I had no idea they were so troublesome. Catalina Cherry trees sound like a nuisance too near your house.

Booklover, I never realized that we’re lucky to only have trees  growing behind the house and sewer pipes only in the front. Your daughter’s boss and his wife don’t sound like the nicest people to work for. But my experience is most bosses aren’t great to underlings. Power makes people less empathic and more certain that their opinion is right.

Flying Atheist, just yesterday my husband and I were enjoying the way a woman’s ponytail bounced so sprightly as she jogged on a treadmill. ROFL over your cat monopoly ad.

Patricia, Futan is great! Thanks for the link.

I loved this video of a guy massaging a cat.

 

Comment by Plinius on September 11, 2013 at 1:03pm

That cat has such an attitude, pushing the bell! I wonder what else he wants us to do...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 11, 2013 at 11:58am

Grinning Cat, I love the cat video with the bell.  Thanks for posting. 

 

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