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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 The Flying Atheist on February 25, 2016 at 2:32pm
Happy traveling, Randy.

Weather service was predicting one to seven inches of snow here. That fizzled out to a light dusting on the grass only. Sidewalks are all clear.

It's been an unusually warm winter. That sure is nice but it ain't normal.
Comment by Ian Mason on February 25, 2016 at 12:01pm

Have a good trip, Randall.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 25, 2016 at 7:37am

Well, the so-called "blizzard" fizzled, except for the winds. It just so happened I was on the fringe with about 2-3" of snow, whereas 20 miles west of me got a foot. Whew--dodged a bullet!

See you all in 10 days.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 25, 2016 at 5:34am

Thursday morning and there's a light dusting of snow on the ground in my front yard.  How much we get from this point onward will be interesting to see.  I have to say, though, that this has been one of the weirdest winter seasons I have seen in 65 years.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 24, 2016 at 8:17pm

New computers are always tedious, until everything's just right. Hubby's a pro and it still takes him almost two weeks until he gets every detail redone when I get a replacement. I wish you well, Plinius.

Great LOL, Flying Atheist!

Randall, I don't envy your foot of snow. At 9:12 PM, here - just north of Philly - it's 63°F. BTW, Arctic Sea Ice has been melting already since Feb 9th. When the wavy jet stream sends equatorial warmth to the North Pole it also sends North Pole cold straight down to you.

Comment by Plinius on February 24, 2016 at 8:39am

Take care with that snow, Randall!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 24, 2016 at 8:00am

What a pleasant experience, Chris. Hope that went some way to making up for bad ones.

Hope you survive the snow, Randall. Make the best of it with hot chocolate or mulled wine according to taste.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 24, 2016 at 7:51am

Carl, that pic is HILARIOUS!  Inner peace for the "Me" generation!  HAR!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 24, 2016 at 7:39am

I'm currently in the midst of a snow storm with blizzard warnings in counties immediately to the west of me. Might get a foot of snow by tomorrow. Then, the day after that, I'm planning to drive south to Florida--or should I say "was planning". I might not be able to get out of my driveway! Great timing. Bummer.

Comment by Plinius on February 24, 2016 at 5:31am

Thanks for the kind wishes, and I love that picture, Carl, it´s just right! Tomorrow I get some help for the pc, so perhaps I,ll be able to mail again. I lost the teaching material I wrote in the last half year, that´s what you get if you forget about backups..

Yes Joan, our household consists of Rien, Chris, Dido and Luna.

One thing that also happened this week, was a very pleasant experience. The VCR broke down and we found one on internet offered for free. When the owner found out that we travel by public transport he wouldn´t hear of us going there to pick the thing up, but he brought it by car, came in for coffee and enjoyed himself enormously telling long stories. So kind!

 

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