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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 Joan Denoo on April 12, 2017 at 1:39am

Daniel, I was not able to Add my comment on Godless in the Garden, so here is what I said about your beautiful photos: 

Daniel, your photos of blossoms refresh me; I am so hungry for color, I can taste it. The shapes of the blooms, the bright colors, the bees that come buzzing, all these factors do not exist in the forest as in an orchard. Green, beautiful, aromatic, strong, all these components give me pleasure; but I do miss the other elements. 

My bird feeder has chickadees, song sparrows, and an occasional visit of deer. I will surely have to fence my raised beds when I get the seedlings transplanted from the greenhouse.

The greenhouse is a comfortable place, and I spend a lot of time out there. We had snow, and my tomatoes survived. They look healthy.  

I puttered doing my morning chores in the house and began to gather things to take to the greenhouse. I took my jacket from the closet and Dominic dashed to the door, yipping for me to hurry up. He doesn't like going in the dome;  he stays in the shade or wanders around close by. When I come out, he jumps around like a puppy. He is very gentle with me; if Zeek joins us, he knocks me to the ground. He acts like an ADHD dog with so much energy and enthusiasm. Dominic tries to stay between Zeek and me to protect me, but, alas, 

The wonderful thing about Zeek 

Is Zeeks are wonderful things.

Their tops are made out of rubber

Their bottoms are made out of springs

They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy

Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!

But the most wonderful thing about Zeek

Is he's the only one, he's the only one.

Thanks to:  Winnie The Pooh - The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers 

Richard Sherman & Robert Sherman

Comment by Loren Miller on April 9, 2017 at 9:02am

Sorry to say, Carl, I thought those comparisons amounted to a side-by of the sublime and the ridiculous!

Comment by Randall Smith on April 9, 2017 at 7:11am

Mouth watering, Ian!  Happy to see The Parthenon. Last year when I was there, it was closed due to Greek Easter Sunday. Disappointing.

Interesting comparisons, Carl.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 9, 2017 at 12:33am

Ian, I was unable to send a comment to you and so am trying to send it from here: 

Ian, your lovely daughter and handsome son-in-law make a striking couple. 

Comment by Plinius on April 9, 2017 at 12:04am

I like them very much, Carl!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 8, 2017 at 4:22pm

Here's something quite different and witty.

Young Thug as Paintings: Modern Rap Meets Classic Art Masters

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 8, 2017 at 1:21pm

Love the photos, Ian.  

Loren, I guess baklava for breakfast isn't so strange considering all the donuts, coffee cake, and muffins people eat for breakfast.  No difference, really.  With my Norwegian and Danish heritage we always had plenty of pastries for the morning.  

Randy, the weather is extremely nice this weekend.  A welcome change from all the rain we've had.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 8, 2017 at 12:33pm

True fact, Ian: when my family was in Athens in 1969, my sisters ordered baklava and ice cream FOR BREAKFAST in the Athens Hilton!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 8, 2017 at 12:02pm

Baklava and ice cream.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 8, 2017 at 12:01pm

Theatre of Dionysos

 

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