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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 Randall Smith on July 2, 2018 at 10:16am

When my grandson asked why I had so many bison figurines around my house, I struggled to answer him.

Then I got to wondering about what to call them since they are more than just "figurines". Perhaps idols or icons? And despite the connotation, fetishes? I looked up those words and found the usual synonym for all of them is "image".

Whatever their name, I like looking at them. And no, they aren't worshiped. Does anybody else have something similar?

Comment by Patricia on July 1, 2018 at 2:47pm

Canada Day, as well as our 52nd anniversary.

Comment by kathy: ky on June 29, 2018 at 9:16pm

I'm with you Loren. Problem is the only ones more spineless than the dems are the repugs who don't agree with him but are scared shitless to go against him. 

Comment by Loren Miller on June 29, 2018 at 6:50pm

Kathy, personally, I want to see a genuine FIGHT regarding the SCOTUS replacement for Kennedy.  Dear Donnie needs to understand that while he may have support, it remains in the minority, and any attempt to subvert stare decisis, particularly as regards Roe v Wade, will get a response that will singe his over-pomaded orange hair.

Comment by kathy: ky on June 29, 2018 at 12:52pm

Bert,  the orange one can apparently do whatever he pleases. I'm so sick of the do nothing send. This taking the high road has become bullshit . Like Al Franken stepping down over damned photos that were decades old. We needed him. But Sanford continues to hike the Appalachian trail. I think it's way past time to fight fire with fire. 

We have a wannabe dictator in the white house and dems keep kissing ass.  Don't even get me started on McConnell. He's a POS.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 29, 2018 at 10:24am
Ellison's deliciously acid reviews of tv shows ["The Glass Teat"] were a great treat back in the day. The only thing that compares is Bill Warren's "Keep Watching the Skies," articulate and cutting reviews of every sci-fi flick from the 50s through the early 60s.
Comment by Loren Miller on June 29, 2018 at 6:59am

I just learned that Harlan Ellison is gone.  I will admit that I never picked up a book or short story of his, but his touch on J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5 is undeniable.  Interestingly, I found the Cleveland Plain Dealer's obituary of Ellison a great deal more colorful than that of the New York Times, but both are included here.

Comment by Patricia on June 28, 2018 at 1:53pm

Yeah, silly isn't it.

Comment by kathy: ky on June 28, 2018 at 10:47am

Thanks guys. I'm partially back. Storms and the occasional  tornado keep knocking signal out. A tornado actually touched down about six miles from here. It did a lot of damage to the trees but only took the roofs off half a dozen homes.  

I heard some say  god protected them. If that's true who sent the tornado  ??

Comment by Patricia on June 27, 2018 at 6:20pm

Yes, Joan, I'm very relieved Rick won't be alone. His brother is in Surrey so he just has to grab the ferry across to Victoria. Rick was able to qualify for the free medical flight there & back again, so he doesn't have the 14 hour bus tip to contend with.

Hahahaha......we've got 2 sets of neighbours who ain't gonna lemmee git away with nuthin.....

Seriously, they will check on me & I can even ask for someone to come over at bath time so I have someone around if I fall. This left hip has become so bad, I can hardly move!

 

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