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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 16. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 12, 2017 at 7:33am

Bertold, that dribble in the Huffpost makes me shake my head and ask, "Where do I start?"  Like religion itself, Henderson's arguments all start on a false premise.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 12, 2017 at 7:29am

Ruth, you never looked better!  And never more in need of tea!  Enjoy your day, Ruth.  :)

Comment by Plinius on September 12, 2017 at 6:43am

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170912.html

this one is very beautiful!

Comment by Patricia on September 11, 2017 at 11:57pm

My backyard view this evening.....

Comment by Patricia on September 11, 2017 at 7:36pm

You look lovely before tea, by the way....

Comment by Patricia on September 11, 2017 at 7:36pm

I can't read that bs either.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 11, 2017 at 7:35pm

A thousand "amens," GC

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 11, 2017 at 7:35pm

I'll pass on the Henderson sermon, thanks.

Irritable enough, thanks.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 11, 2017 at 7:12pm

Talk about pure, unadulterated, arrogant ignorance in Henderson's article! And knowing what he'd propose as "more supportable" than atheism doesn't help!

Atheism doesn't require a view of the universe as materialistic and impersonal -- there are atheists who reject the existence of gods yet believe in other sorts of woo.

But that aside, even though Henderson cherry-picks quotes to suggest otherwise, a scientific worldview doesn't reject meaning and morality that come from us -- from our empathy and reasoning and emotion.

Our DNA and brains might lean towards narrow self-interest or in-group survival or wider altruism in different degrees -- but that doesn't negate morality, it just provides facts to keep in mind in shaping a sustainable society (like recognizing our desires for fairness and for aggression -- more on that at Partnership Vision).

"If your worldview can’t makes sense of the things that make most sense to you (like objective morality), then it’s not worth your allegiance.... You deserve a foundation that is strong enough to carry the values that carry you."

Stopped clock... twice a day... Pastor Henderson, may your ears hear the words your own mouth has spoken!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 11, 2017 at 6:02pm

In case anyone's in the mood for a dose of good old-fashioned ignorant, monumentally arrogant pre-suppositionalism, here's a lovely little piece guaranteed to make you puke.

Why There Is No Such Thing as a Good Atheist
By Pastor Rick Henderson


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