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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 May 4, 2015 at 7:34am

I can tell we're a lot alike, Spud. I often switch channels when I can tell something will upset me one way or another.

I'm off to the dentist this morning. My hygienist daughter will clean my teeth. Hopefully, no cavities. I've only lost one tooth all these years--one wisdom tooth.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 3, 2015 at 12:27pm

All the boys are too non-confrontational to Sheldon's mom, especially for scientists.  In the first season, I was laughing constantly, but The Big Bang Theory has lost a lot of it's charm for me, and religion is a large part of the reason.  It's just goes too easy on religion.

My favorite show is Futurama, and the way they make fun of religion is a large part of the reason.

Yes, Leonard's mother is an ass as well.  I also switch channels when she's being mean to Leonard.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 3, 2015 at 8:31am

Wow, Ian! Great! You deserve a luxury or two.

Yes, Spud, I agree. Sheldon's a momma's boy, and that irritates me. I dispise Leonard's mother even more--atheist or no.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 2, 2015 at 11:34am

Another ½ marathon run. Another year sober. Have stuffed myself with curry and trimmings and will now laze the afternoon away with chocolate biscuits and "The African Queen" on DVD.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 2, 2015 at 7:59am

I saw that episode of The Big Bang Theory, and didn't like that it was a draw.  

I also don't like that they make Sheldon such a wimp when his mother starts talking about religion.  Sometimes he makes an attempt to refute her BS, but wimps-out when she barks at him.

I usually go to another channel while she is talking about her certainty of her delusions.  I can't stand it.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 2, 2015 at 7:27am
Did anybody catch "The Big Bang Theory" episode the other night where the two mothers got into it over religion? Hurray for the writers to tackle the subject. The result was a draw, by the way.
Comment by sk8eycat on May 1, 2015 at 10:48pm

To Betty Bowers: :: "Piety is like garlic, a little goes a long way."

Rita Mae Brown (Several different novels,)

Comment by Plinius on April 30, 2015 at 2:26am

LOL, Ian!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 30, 2015 at 1:39am

Lovely flowers, Joan.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 30, 2015 at 1:39am

 

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