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Origin of Draping Garland on Christmas Trees?

Can anyone confirm or deny this notion I have about the tradition of placing garland around trees around Christmas and Yule? Somewhere, som…

Started by T Andrew Klatt

4 Dec 13, 2012
Reply by kara

Alcohol, Drugs, and Born Again Christianity

Alcohol, Drugs, and Born Again Christianity I reflect on the recent outreach efforts of a Born Again Church.  I also reflect on a BBQ put o…

Started by Becoming Other

1 Oct 4, 2012
Reply by Becoming Other

Islamic women who have left Muslim thought

Are there any Islamic women who are tired of war and killing and destruction and want to have a conversation about living in community, cel…

Started by Joan Denoo

1 Jul 26, 2012
Reply by Eisel Mazard

Introduction and How I got here. I applogize for length

Hi. My name is Monica(as stated on my profile). I was a Fundamentalist Christian for 20 years, give or take times that I "backslid". My fam…

Started by Monica S.

34 Apr 28, 2012
Reply by toriauru

what I believe people often cannot face the repressed pain in their own experience, they turn to drugs,…

Started by Becoming Other

0 Feb 9, 2012

Secular Parenting

Though we might have our own discussion about this topic, as most of us won't get to go to the seminar. "A message from Darrel Ray to all…

Started by Alice

3 Jan 23, 2012
Reply by Alice

Does anyone know the origin of the concept of a day of rest (what Judeo-Christianity calls "The Sabbath")?

I've been searching the web and can't seem to find much.  Was the concept of setting aside one day just for rest started exclusively by the…

Started by Roland St.George

5 Jan 17, 2012
Reply by Pat

Has religion done you any harm?

I was brought up in a strict christian household. In hind-sight I don't think it was a good thing to be told that if I don't believe I'll b…

Started by David J Root

74 Dec 31, 2011
Reply by Rich Goss

Religous decontamination

Would like for others to share their stories of religious decontamination. Changing our thinking from religious to athiest is a long proce…

Started by Alice

0 Dec 27, 2011

Catholic Confession

My earliest memories from the time I was a newly "confirmed  seven year old Catholic child found me being required to confess all my "sins"…

Started by Tomlyn McAllister

4 Dec 27, 2011
Reply by T Rose




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