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Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2012 at 3:59pm

Sorry, Destiny, I left Facebook a long time ago.

Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:51pm
Thanx for the friend request! And the words of encouragement! I may be young but I feel old! I JUST gained access to the internet and because of groups like this, I would have felt enough support to come out YEARS ago! This point in my life I just feel like those who matter dont mind, and those who mind DON'T MATTER!
Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:42pm
Also, I have been trying to share a pic from my phone to booklover. I have here with me 3 adorable, fluffy kittens! Try to just picture them, 2 black and ome grey. =^..^=
Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:26pm
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Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:25pm
Sorry about the " sloppiness" too, it taked several seconds for me to even see what I am typing! Lol!
Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:22pm
I posted a video on facebook this morning about tolerance. I also made this my coming out video. I have been an atheist for 13 years and the only people who knew before this video were my immediate family. Even though I talked about atheism, I discussed other groups like lgbt, and muslims. My main message was that no one should feel like they need to be kept in the closet, no matter what minority they find themselves in. I talked about all the misconceptions people had about atheists and provided legitimate evidenc against them. I asked people to share my message. I recieved only two responses and they were amazing, but I am disappointed that everyone else ignored to even acknowledge my pos, except by then posting images on their walls about why they beleive. I posted images as well that made statements like "not all muslims are terrorists", "coexist", marriage is a basic civil right." The only respose or "like" I got was one on how portraying man's mind as some sort of sexual deviant IS it DOES hurt men, and does NOT help a cause. my video in no way " evangitical" it was based on tolerance and my need to speak up as an atheist simply because of this and a beliefe for a secular government that we supposedly already have.i only stated this as a reason for me to "come out". I was still avoided like a plague. I feel that ot was entirely appropriate that the videos title was "my social suicide video; let's take adversity away from diversity! I am glad to still have two real friends on fb. They mean more to me than the other 200 or so! And no, they are not atheists, but they at least dont follow organized religion. I feel better knowing who is really a true friend! Sorry to share so much, but coming out today felt great. Im happy no one has harassed me, yet!
Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2012 at 3:14pm

Or how about a Devon cream tea?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2012 at 3:12pm

A religion of cake would be the perfect companion to the Great Teapot.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 2:59pm

Patricia: I have TWO cats...too much power in this house.  Hairy-Jerry has decided that I am not supposed to sleep past 5:30AM, no matter what time I get to bed.

And I think I'd like to worship cheesecake...any flavor, but Pumpkin-Pecan is a "revelation."  (I make it with Sucralose/Splenda....can't tell the difference.)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 2:54pm

@Ian: LOL  Good one!

 I've always thought Mick Jagger looked like a largemouth bass. But he's still alive, so I guess that disqualifies him.

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