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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

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 3. 1 Reply

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

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

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 20, 2018 at 3:14pm

Patricia - I think it's compatible back to Win 7. Also works on 'Droid.

Comment by Patricia on February 20, 2018 at 3:09pm

Is that for Windows 10?

Comment by Loren Miller on February 20, 2018 at 2:51pm

Fooling around with Cliqz now, and I LIKE it, especially that it appears to be a superset of Firefox which is my primary browser and handles just like it.  Thanks for the heads-up, Bertold!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 20, 2018 at 2:27pm

That's a long trip, Randall. I'm glad you enjoyed it. How's Honduras in general?

The Atheist Pig is pretty sharp.

Comment by Patricia on February 20, 2018 at 1:13pm

Excellent cartoon Bertold!

Yeah, I though so too, Loren.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 20, 2018 at 8:52am

Reading an interesting book titled How to Fix the Future by Andrew Keen, author of The Internet Is Not the Answer. In it he mentions a German browser called Cliqz. He says:

  • Created by Jean-Paul Schmetz, the former chief scientist at Burda, Cliqz is an innovative combination of search engine and internet browser, built on "privacy by design" principles. It's been engineered or, perhaps more exactly, reengineered, as the anti-Google--an internet browser with an inbuilt search engine designed in such a way that it will never collect or sell its users' data.

I just installed it and so far it's great. Will probably remove Chrome from my devices.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 20, 2018 at 7:45am

Bertold, it seems to me lately that all Christian apologists can do is either condescend or make threats of hell, and I've had a bellyful of both.  One of these days, Winston (The Atheist Pig) is going to confront his coworker with her own pattern of behavior ... and I can only hope that the last panel of that cartoon shows her head exploding.

And Patricia, your pic and Tommy Lee Jones' "Seriously?!?" look on his face is priceless!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 20, 2018 at 7:34am

Well, if you ever get the chance, go see the Mayan ruins in Copan, Honduras. Pretty amazing. However, getting there is a problem. The roads are horrific. But they ARE working on them.

I had a nice "weekend" being with my oldest daughter and her kids. (We all went to the ruins--over 7 hours in the car one way!)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 20, 2018 at 7:11am

Comment by Patricia on February 17, 2018 at 10:43pm

Agreed, Ian, & it has to be huge & on-going.


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