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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 Monday
Comment by Patricia on Monday

As of the news on now....5:30 p.m.

globalnews.ca - B.C. Wildfire Sunday: Lightning strikes lead to more than 140 new fires across B.C.

B.C. Wildfire Sunday: Lightning strikes lead to more than 140 new fires across B.C.
More than 140 new fires are burning across B.C. on Sunday, most of them sparked by lightning strikes.

The southern parts of the province saw the most new blazes with 33 new fires in the Coastal Fire Centre, 41 in the Kamloops Fire Centre and 60 in the Southeast Fire Centre.

BC Wildfire Service chief fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek said there are around 600 fires burning in the province on Sunday. Of those, more than 40 are considered wildfires of note.
B.C. Wildfire Sunday: Lightning strikes lead to more than 140 new fires across B.C.
B.C. Wildfire Sunday: Lightning strikes lead to more than 140 new fires across B.C.
globalnews.ca

Comment by Patricia on August 12, 2018 at 5:49pm

The wind has picked up so the forest is beginning to show up behind the people's yard trees....

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

Joan, thanks for remembering my B-day.  I'm 77 and 1 week old today.

Thanks to the rest of you for your birthday wishes.

I've been doing so much on Quora, that I've just caught-up here today.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2018 at 1:44pm

Randy, a weather/climate groups is a good idea. Go for it!

Comment by Patricia on August 12, 2018 at 1:38pm

The trees behind the houses in the second photo are in their yards, the forest is beyond that.

Comment by Patricia on August 12, 2018 at 1:36pm

Yes, Kathy, we were gone for 18 days. 

So far today its not raining, but the smoke is still bad. Last night's sprinkle didn't do much.

The forestry surrounding us behind the houses has disappeared. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 12, 2018 at 11:24am
We got a major downpour yesterday here too. It was most welcome!
Comment by kathy: ky on August 12, 2018 at 11:13am

Patricia,  didn't you have to evacuate last year because of fire??

Comment by Randall Smith on August 12, 2018 at 6:59am

Sounds like everyone is getting a break from the weather. That's good news.

I've considered adding a weather/climate group here at A/N. We all seem to enjoy talking about the weather.

 

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