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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 Plinius on October 20, 2017 at 11:28pm

Heavy work, Patricia! Can you live on one floor for as long as necessary? The dislocation thing must be taken very seriously, I know. Downstairs lives a very impatient woman with a similar hip problem, she has dislocated it four times now. Every time the ambulance comes with the fire department and a lifting platform to get her from her flat... 

Not an operation to look forward to, but I hope you'll be better because of it! 

Comment by Patricia on October 20, 2017 at 10:24pm

Update for my hip replacement surgery....
Its a lot more involved than I ever thought. I have to start physio the day after surgery, I cannot bend any more than 90*, cannot twist, have to sit on something where my knees are lower than my hips, need a toilet riser which I have, a bath bench which I have, need household help for a minimum of 3 months with recovery taking a year. When I get to start using stairs it can only be once a day. They dislocate the hip during replacement so dislocating it for months after surgery is a very real possibility. I will get a spinal so will be awake through the operation......YIKES!!!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 19, 2017 at 2:50pm

That's a great move by the brewery. I hope it works.

I've been out and about looking at art. An exhibition of photos by Cindy Sherman and one of paintings by 'Bacon, Freud and the London Painters'. Both shows are very good.

Comment by Patricia on October 19, 2017 at 2:16pm

Not that I've seen, & its been a long time now. Have been wondering & some concerned for days.

Comment by Plinius on October 19, 2017 at 1:10pm

Has no one news about Chris from California?

Comment by Patricia on October 18, 2017 at 8:05pm

Not back.....still here in Prince George. Started at 7:30 this morning for blood work & just got back to the hotel 20 minutes ago with only a breakfast break from 9 until 11:30.......next appointments started at noon & its now after 6 pm. We are exhausted!

Comment by Plinius on October 18, 2017 at 12:41pm

You're back already, Patricia? How was your trip?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 18, 2017 at 12:15pm

Here's one rather creative approach.

Local brewery offers free beer to customers who help ruin neo-Nazi Richard Spencer’s upcoming speech

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Comment by Patricia on October 18, 2017 at 12:01pm

No news is good these days it seems. Its a bit overwhelming to try to help with trying to do something.

Comment by Plinius on October 18, 2017 at 10:22am

I hate to see what happens in Turkey, Hungary, Austria and other places - and just like all of us I don't know what to do. Speak, educate, yes, I've been doing that.. What can we do?

 

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