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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 Thomas Murray on September 12, 2017 at 2:44pm

 Patricia,

  My home has a year round stream in the backyard so we often get deers coming thru very early mornings and late evenings. These deers are very alert, light colored and sprightly.

  So your picture of the buck looks like he is worn out and seem to have soot on his fur. I am wondering if a lot of wild animals in your area will be needing help... food and water etc. Does B.C. have like wildlife rescues?

Comment by Ian Mason on September 12, 2017 at 2:37pm

I'm afraid not, Patricia but perhaps the 'Gay' in them will cause more suffering.

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 2:20pm

Do those boots have good thick steel toes?

We have deer around our yards all the time, & there is a doe lately with 2 fawns walking around the streets & into our yards. Last spring, we had 5 coming around regularly. We never interfere with them other than taking a photo now & then.

Good one Chris!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 12, 2017 at 10:58am

Lovely pictures/video in the latest posts.

Tea is the nearest thing there is to a universal panacea.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 12, 2017 at 10:56am

Berold, perhaps a pair of rainbow Doc Martens would be the right tool for the (kicking) job.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 12, 2017 at 9:39am

Bertold, with people like Pastor Rick you cannot even begin to make counter arguments with them until they have at least received a basic introductory education on several topics.  Otherwise, it's like talking calculus to a first grader.      

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 12, 2017 at 8:56am

Carl, you're so right - it boggles my mind that Pastor Rick presumes he knows the totality of not only what atheists think, but what they can think. And then there's the usual religionist trick of starting with the conclusion he wants and completely blowing off any chain of reasoning to get there. The only way to rebut this level of nonsense is a good swift kick to the testicles.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 12, 2017 at 7:38am

Patricia, beautiful photo.  You're lucky.

Chris, thanks for posting that NASA video.  It's mesmerizing!  I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.  Saved!  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 12, 2017 at 7:33am

Bertold, that dribble in the Huffpost makes me shake my head and ask, "Where do I start?"  Like religion itself, Henderson's arguments all start on a false premise.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 12, 2017 at 7:29am

Ruth, you never looked better!  And never more in need of tea!  Enjoy your day, Ruth.  :)

 

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