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Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Friday. 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 Plinius on September 6, 2013 at 12:49am

Then you can only wait for big trouble and then make him pay for the damage. Not nice at all!

Comment by dr kellie on September 5, 2013 at 7:58pm

http://unitedcor.org/national/page/home

That is where the money is coming from.  We have our own local chapter.  I'll keep you posted.  And, for those of you who missed it, we have had atheists marching in our xmas parade.  That made news, too.  People got all worked up about it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 5, 2013 at 7:36pm

Patricia, if you are financially able to do so, perhaps you can approach your neighbor and offer to pay half the cost to have the menacing tree removed.  He may need to be told that this particular tree poses a threat to your property and that you also have a vested interest in having it removed.  He may understand your position a bit more if you back it up with the financial incentive of paying half the cost. 

Dr. Kellie, that's some good news.  Just curious, who is paying for the billboards?  I hope the sh*t does hit the fan!  lol

Comment by dr kellie on September 5, 2013 at 7:03pm
Just want to report that my little Texas town is about to get 4 atheist billboards, just in time for the big Alabama game. They will go up tomorrow if there are no more hitches.

Start up the fan.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 5, 2013 at 6:44pm

I'm with you, Patricia.  I don't like seeing trees and other greenery cut down unnecessarily, but if the trees are brittle and breaking their branches under normal seasonal winds, that means they are in the process of dying.  They should be cut down completely for the safety of your home.   

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 5, 2013 at 1:26pm

Patricia, that sounds like an ordeal... I hope you and your husband won't have to clean up the rest of the mess the neighbors' tree company dropped in your yard.

Ian, have a wonderful time!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 5, 2013 at 1:09pm

Oh dear, what a day, Patricia. A good idea to enjoy some Chinese food as a pleasant end to the horrors.

I will, within the hour, be taking myself away from all this and travelling to the Med - second time this year - to immerse myself in nature, history, sunshine and food. Will not be taking a PC with me so "see" you when I get back. Be good :-D

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 5, 2013 at 10:10am

Apple cider donuts......that sounds awesome!  Yumm. 

Mindy, I went through a period in recent years when I was experiencing occasional panic attacks.  They subsided after I was put on medication for hypertension. 

Grinning Cat, I laughed at that kale/spider joke as well.  I can't stand spiders.  I try to conserve water, but after killing a spider I have to put it in the toilet and flush it away.  No matter how much I squish to smithereens I don't want to take any chances that it may reanimate.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 5, 2013 at 1:53am

Oh, my nerves! Neighbors!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 5, 2013 at 12:42am

Oh, Patricia!  Whatta rotten day (except for the Chinese dinner)! We have some neighbors that make me clench my teeth, but at least they're not right next door. They're on the street behind us, and they party (loudly) all weekend, and fight during the week.

Is Mr. Next Door going to clean up your yard? He should.

FA, I wish I was one of those little plastic people traveling on one of those model trains!  The whole thing looks more fantastic than Disneyland.

I still want a model train layout with Victorian era houses, towns, and trains.  With steam engines!

 

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