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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 Patricia on March 20, 2018 at 4:39pm

WOW.....thats some fantastic news Loren!!!!!

Comment by Loren Miller on March 20, 2018 at 4:30pm

Oh, did I just get some MONSTER news from my kid!  Two line items, in fact:

  1. She has just been accepted into Georgetown University's graduate Intelligence program (and that's "intelligence" as in Langley!).
  2. She has just been hired by the news division of WRC, the NBC affiliate in – get this – WASHINGTON, DC!!!

Yeah, she's doing both things and yeah, it'll be a challenge, but it is PRECISELY what SHE wants to do ... and I am freaking THRILLED outta my brains for her!

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 20, 2018 at 4:05pm

It takes some incredibly twisted thinking to lie for jesus, when the buybull says all liers are going to burn in hell.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 20, 2018 at 1:42pm

Those jerks are apparently willing to do and/or claim anything in order to advance their bullshit.  The problem is that their credibility is probably on a par with a certain occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania, NW.  To a degree, they're probably trying more to salve their own belief rather than try to get others to buy into their crap, and in that regard, it's little different from Christian apologetics.

Challenged, this supposed conversion will dry up like a puddle in the Sahara, and we can get back to business.

Comment by Patricia on March 20, 2018 at 1:22pm

Oh here we go again!!!.........

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 20, 2018 at 12:35pm

Of course . . .

Patheos

Catholics Online Claim Stephen Hawking Experienced Deathbed Conversion

  • Liars for Jesus: In a pathetic attempt to prop up their corrupt religious superstition, some Catholics claim Stephen Hawking converted to Christianity after a blessing from Pope Francis before his death.
  • It is an all too common story: Christians often lie about a prominent atheist or freethinker experiencing a deathbed conversion after their death. For example, in 2016, Christian apologist Larry Alex Taunton claimed atheist Christopher Hitchens contemplated converting to Christianity on his deathbed.
  • In fact, the same sort of false narratives have been told about Charles Darwin, Oscar Wilde, and countless other freethinkers and atheists.
  • So it is not surprising that the faithful would attempt the same sort of smear after the death of legendary British theoretical physicist and intellectual g....

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Comment by Ian Mason on March 19, 2018 at 11:04pm

I like your new profile picture, Joan. With hair again!

Comment by Patricia on March 19, 2018 at 6:14pm

He is now. It took a long time after retirement but he's much better at taking breaks now. He also looks forward to his naps.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2018 at 6:07pm

Gardening presents a powerful motivator to get moving, even if for short spurts and many naps. Is Rick good at pacing himself?

Comment by Patricia on March 19, 2018 at 5:28pm

Thanks, Joan. The sooner, the better.....he's already impatient for his gardening season.

 

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