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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2015 at 9:51pm

You have to be dying for EMTs to take you to hospital now? I'm disgusted along with you, Felaine. Thanks for keeping us apprised. I've been on tenterhooks.

Sounds like an interesting book, Carl. Maybe you should advertise it here a month or so.

Ian, I'm happy that you're enjoying travel and visits. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 9, 2015 at 8:08pm

Felaine, dear, if you sense your health is declining and is worrisome, by all means get to the emergency room by whatever way possible.  I don't wish to diminish the role of EMT's, but at hospital you'll actually be seen by a doctor and there are a lot more options available for running a myriad of tests to confirm or rule out different conditions.  I've spent a lot of time in the past year between five different hospitals and three emergency rooms.  The doctors were all very proactive concerning my health.  It's the reason why I'm able to be here today with my avatar smiling at you.

I also agree with Joan.  It's time to prioritize your own requirements over others.  You're worth it. 

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2015 at 3:38pm

I called the EMTs, they came tromping in the house, took my BP and blood glucose, said I wasn't dying, and they couldn't take me to the ER.  So I'm still here, at home, disgusted and shaky.

I think I'll go back to bed.   .

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 9, 2015 at 2:47pm

Felaine, you put others' needs ahead of your own. Is it possible you are worth more than you think you are? Do you have any idea how much you mean to me and us on Athiest Nexus? If you need help, you call for help. There may be life-threatening emergency calls and let's hope the emergency people can transport you quickly and do all the other calls as well.

I am happy to learn that the nursing staff at the hospital treats you well, even if the physician's staff do not. 

Your messages are like Perils of Pauline, waiting anxiously for the next communication to learn that you have good care and feel satisfied with the people offering you services. Please keep us up to date until and unless you cannot. If I don't hear from you, my worry meter goes through the roof. 

Worry is a useless activity. Can't seem to help it. 

Comment by Ian Mason on July 9, 2015 at 2:11pm

Off travelling again tomorrow, a long weekend in England visiting the family. Back again late Tuesday.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 9, 2015 at 2:08pm

Returned today from Copenhagen. Spent a few hours with my daughter and son-in-law and then an evening at Tivoli enjoying Tony Bennett and Gaga. They were consumate professionals with real style and had a really good band behind them, so the show was a true delight.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzl8zYz8JDs

Comment by Ian Mason on July 9, 2015 at 2:03pm

Felaine, I hope all goes well for you. My Father had terrible leg pains until he had a balloon down the artery on one side and a bypass on the other. He brightened up a lot afterwards. I'll be thinking of you.

Carl, it sounds like you might sympathise with St. Sebastian.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 9, 2015 at 8:57am

It appears you're keeping your sense of humor, Felaine, despite your situation. Thinking of you.

Comment by Plinius on July 9, 2015 at 3:58am

Holey Pin Cushion.

Succes,Sk8eycat!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2015 at 3:14am

Thank you all for your good wishes and concern. 

I think this is a result of Pfizer changing their so-called patient assistance program 18 months ago...they discontinued providing Glucotrol XL and other meds to low/no-income patients.  I never could afford a month's worth at the pharmacy's standard rates, and generis isn't that much cheaper.. 

Medicareless Part D is nothing but corporate welfare, and as you've noticed, I get pissed off at gov't scams easily.  Plus the doctor who took over my case when Dr. (Bad Jokes) Haber retired doesn't seem to give a damn, or her office help is brain damaged.

One of the first things I'm going to ask for is a social worker....

PS: St. Joe's is an excellent hospital, with really caring nurses and LVNs.  They just insist on hanging those gruesome scarecrows on the walls.... and a large mosaic (donated by Delores Hope) of St. Sebastian shot full of arrows.  Oh, joy.

 

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