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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 Steph S. on November 26, 2011 at 10:21pm

That's a funny picture Natalie!

Comment by Rhonda Boyer on November 26, 2011 at 5:00pm

Hi, All!! I haven't been on in quite a while.  Sorry about that.  I had time, and was reading things in here since my last visit.  Hoping all is well

Comment by Donna Darko on November 26, 2011 at 4:37pm

I LOVE it.  I sent it to my husband and our two grown sons with the caption, "Well I've seen his face, now I'm a believer."

Comment by sk8eycat on November 26, 2011 at 12:17pm

@Natalie

*snerk!*  Oh, go ahead...send it to your Christian friends!

I've seen a cropped version of the dog-butt Jesus before, but this is funnier.  More obvious that it is a dog. I think I'll add it to my "Butt-Scootin' Hound" song.  Perfect!)

BUTT-SCOOTIN’ HOUND
(To the melody of "The Old Rugged Cross"  ick.)

On the living-room rug scoots my beautiful dog,
A victim of itching and pain.
Yet, I love my big hound,
He’s the best pal I have,
So it’s back to the vet once again.

(Refrain)

Yes, I cherish my butt-scootin’ dog.
We’ve been buddies since he was a pup.
But the brown streak he left on the floor
Isn’t something that’s fun to clean up.

O, that butt-scootin’ dog couldn’t help what he did;
His glands are impacted, I guess.
I hope it’s not worms;
I’ll find out from the vet
Before the whole house is a mess.

Yes, I cherish my butt-scootin’ dog.
We’ve been buddies since he was a pup.
But the brown streak he left on the floor
Isn’t something that’s fun to clean up.

Yuck! My butt-scootin’ dog stained the carpet today;
NOT wondrous beauty to me!
But I know it’s my fault;
Should have seen doc last week,
I just had no cash for the fee.

Yes, I cherish my butt-scootin’ dog.
We’ve been buddies since he was a pup.
But the brown streak he left on the floor
Isn’t something that’s fun to clean up.

I’m committed to care for my butt-scootin’ hound.
I dread the reproach in his eye.
He must know I love him,
Even when things are grim.
Wish he’d take his teeth out of my thigh!

He’s a winner, my butt-scootin’ hound.
I can’t blame him for scratching an itch.
His blue ribbons and trophies all prove
He’s a pedigreed son of a bitch.
Comment by Lary9 on November 26, 2011 at 4:05am

OMG! I laughed out loud...and I copied it. That is truly choice.

Comment by Natalie A Sera on November 25, 2011 at 11:36pm

OK, I just can't resist. Jesus in a dog's butt, from Brazil. Pareidolia personified. I won't send this to my Christian friends, LOL!

Comment by Lary9 on November 19, 2011 at 11:27am

Windows7 here. I'm usually OK...but... I do have occasional trippy little "gremilns". I think that happens when other members (or maybe just administrators) are actively editing the page I'm working on. The comments windows don't have any "Pause" buttons to limit that interference.

Comment by Susan Stanko on November 18, 2011 at 1:00pm

I have no problem commenting using Firefox.   I also am using Windows Vista.

Comment by Michael Brodie on November 18, 2011 at 12:55pm

Hey, Steve

I clicked the link in the email about your comment with Firefox as my browser and no comment capability was available.  So I changed the default to Safari and the website seems normal.  I suggest it is the website.

Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2011 at 4:42pm
Sy8eycat- I also have her as my hero too - along with Dan Barker! Anne Nicol Gaylor is a wonderful lady that has done much for Atheists!
 

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