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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 The Flying Atheist on September 10, 2014 at 8:52pm

Great news, Patricia.  So......do you have a special meal planned for him when he returns?

Comment by kathy: ky on September 10, 2014 at 7:25pm
Good news Patricia. I'm happy all is well.
Comment by sk8eycat on September 10, 2014 at 7:44am

I posted a few HOI pics on my Profile Page...

Columbus, Ohio 1959

Comment by Randall Smith on September 10, 2014 at 7:32am
Great news, Patricia! What a guy you have.
I love to watch ice skating. So graceful and elegant.
Comment by sk8eycat on September 10, 2014 at 7:28am

I knew about the film, and had seen the trailer on their web site, nut the last I heard, they hadn't finished editing. 

It's been so many years that I barely recognize anyone...except Tom Collins, who was a principal skater, then company manager, and Morris Chalfen's brother in law.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 10, 2014 at 6:15am

Sk8eycat,  I just stumbled across this documentary on Netflix.  I haven't watched it yet (plan to) but wanted to make sure you were aware of it. 

http://fabulousiceage.com/

"The Fabulous Ice Age"  When The Stage Was Frozen And Ice Was Hot!

The Fabulous Ice Age, When the stage was frozen and ice was hot. from Keri Pickett on Vimeo.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 10, 2014 at 1:07am

What a lovely start, Chris. I'm sure you deserve it.

Electronic devices, Spud! They've always had instructions resembling a Google translate version of something Asian or the work of a first-year student with a cheap dictionary.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 11:03pm

Famous Sisters Struggled With Mental Illness. 1 Survived. Here's How.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 3:03pm

What a challenge you both face, Patricia. Your husband does sound like a survivor / thriver! You are too. You make a great team. 

My pacemaker prevented one of the procedures, but I can't remember which one. They had an alternative ... sorry, I don't remember which one that was, either. Bummer

Thankfully, our brains are very plastic and make adjustments that need to be made as life's circumstances change.

Thinking of you both.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 9, 2014 at 2:28pm

Wow!  What a survivor.  30% doesn't sound good, but much better than 19%.  

 

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