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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 January 2, 2015 at 2:41am

Carl, your Sidney Bechet recording sounds great. I saved a playlist of his performances. Very pleasant background music. 

Comment by Plinius on January 2, 2015 at 1:21am

Back to normal again! Here we had two winterish days and now we're back in the rainy season. Statistics on the weather in 2014 say that the temperature was 1° C. higher than the average.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 2, 2015 at 1:08am

Joan, your movie clip inspires me to post a little bit more of Sidney Bechet.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 2, 2015 at 12:55am

Ah, Paris. I haven't been there since a dismal February in 1981. One of the places I must re-visit. It looks so nice in the sunshine. Thanks.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 2, 2015 at 12:53am

Yes, Kathy, it's been pretty chilly here the past few days.  It has warmed up to 26 right now.  Yesterday was in the teens and windy.  One of those "raw" winter days. 

I've basically been a hermit and stayed in the warmth of my apartment.  Of course, I'm recovering from the flu.  It hit me bad for about two days but then I was feeling better by leaps and bounds every day.  It's obvious that getting a flu shot has dramatically affected the length and severity.  I'm glad for that!

Well, folks.  We all appear to have survived the big holiday season.  Hopefully we can relax and enjoy some needed down time.  Let's see........what's next?  Oh, yeah, Easter!  LOL       

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2015 at 11:11pm

Carl, that sounds so ... special. What a way to get an introduction to a city. I have never been to Paris, although I did do some research in rural towns very close. I talked to women about their lives, personal and professional then compared and contrasted their lives with women's lives in other countries. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 1, 2015 at 11:03pm

Joan, I liked the clip.

Visiting France would be fun if spoken French and written French weren't at war with each other.

Comment by kathy: ky on January 1, 2015 at 10:49pm
FA, cold up there? My gson is on a layover and is freezing. Lol
Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 1, 2015 at 8:48pm

That's a great video, Joan.  I've been to Paris only once.  What a stunningly beautiful city.  And Woody Allen is a master at showcasing the visual beauty of urban living.  Just look at his images of New York in his countless films.  And then to watch them with the classiest of classy jazz playing in the background.  I will always remember my first face-to-face sight of Paris.  Arriving underground on the subway, proceeding up the escalator to the sidewalk and emerging into the sunlight across the street from the Arc de Triomphe. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2015 at 8:07pm

 

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