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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 Joan Denoo on May 30, 2015 at 9:14am

Today is a big day of the family joining together to clear out the underbrush of the forest, gather up and bury the slash and logs and create a firm fireline across the south end of the clearing. Laura is in charge of the crews, Larry is smoking and BBQing part of the feast, Laurie is in charge of the small children and kitchen, Michelle and her five young ones will be involved, the six year old as runner with water and band-aids as he barks encouragement to the 16-year-old on the tractor. 

We had another terrible thunder and lightning storm last night that took out the power for a few hours. The sun shines brightly on the forest this morning. 

Yesterday morning, a mother deer and her yearling grazed past my north window and disappeared into the forest to the west. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 30, 2015 at 9:04am

Ruth, it is beginning to look as though you and your husband made it over the big challenge. As life comes back to a new normal I trust the really bad events reside in the past and each day become better and easier for both of you. 

Comment by Randall Smith on May 30, 2015 at 7:19am

It's nice to hear all the good news!

Hope everyone has a great weekend. Think positive.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 30, 2015 at 1:58am

Glad to hear it, Ruth. 

Comment by Plinius on May 30, 2015 at 12:39am

Hi Kathy, how are you?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 30, 2015 at 12:05am
Thanks, Kathy.
Comment by kathy: ky on May 29, 2015 at 11:59pm
Happy to hear it Ruth. Glad to have you back.

You too Carl. Hello Chris :)
Comment by Plinius on May 29, 2015 at 11:52pm

Good news, Ruth, I'm glad!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 29, 2015 at 11:05pm
That's great news, Ruth. Glad your husband is feeling better.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 29, 2015 at 2:51pm

Thanks for the pictures of your trip, Ian.

Nice repurposed church buildings.

Hubby is improving every day. The c diff is gone. He's even started doing a few chores again, though he still uses a walker.

I actually got time to look at news and cheezburge today. :)

 

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