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Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Friday. 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 Chris on November 15, 2017 at 9:53pm

Patricia,

And the group  I appoligize for my rude comments and posts.

On another group I belong to someone else had hip replacement surgery.  This was why I repeated myself.

Please forgive me.

Comment by Patricia on November 15, 2017 at 4:04pm

We didn't have to pay a cent, Joan.

I had an excellent surgeon, & I actually liked him to speak with as well. He didn't have the snooty attitude so many do, & I liked him the instant I met him last Feb.

My incision is also very tidy.....hahaha....

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2017 at 3:58pm

I am very grateful knowing you had such excellent doctors, nurses, and support staff while you went through surgery. My grandmothers and mother did not have access to such care as they had hip problems. I suppose the wealthy could have a hip replacement but working people couldn't afford it. Grandma didn't even have health insurance.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 15, 2017 at 3:53pm

Randy, you did not see rows of rows standing at attention of the Terra Cota Army?

This is what I saw, but it is a stock photo. I did not have a camera. 

Unexcavated Cerra Cotta Army

Thank you, Randy, I understand not sharing more because of being "attacked by a certain individual in this group. WTF?"

Comment by Patricia on November 15, 2017 at 1:59pm

Thanks Ian. The surgery itself is the easiest part, & I don't have issues recovering from them. Pain is very low & that is a big plus. 14 days & that med will be finished.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 15, 2017 at 1:57pm

Glad to hear that things are going well, Patricia. Modern medicine and surgery can do great things, even if there are some 'buts' like the negative side-effects of some medication. It sounds like the good weighs up the bad for you, though. As you say, a severe blood clot is not a complication you want to experience. 

Comment by Ian Mason on November 15, 2017 at 1:50pm

Thanks for the photos and comments, Randall. I can sense your wonder at it all. One of my family visited China a few years ago and was disappointed with the terra cotta warriors but I think at that point a lot of them were out on loan to museums around the world. The Wall looks great and now I understand why it's home to the world's hardest marathon. Did you walk along part of it?

Comment by Patricia on November 15, 2017 at 12:16pm

I have several friends here, Chris, & you are definitely not one of them, here or on any other site!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 15, 2017 at 7:31am

I'm almost afraid to continue commenting about my impressions of China for fear I'll be attacked by a certain individual in this group. WTF?

I did want to say that despite the overwhelming crowds, visits to the major tourist attractions in China were a once in a lifetime thrill. Much money has been poured into places like the Great Wall and Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit(s). They ARE spectacular! I tried to put myself back in time while walking on and through history. Pretty amazing. And, I'd never seen a live panda, either. She was busily eating bamboo, minding her own business. (No photo because it was a dark, rainy day.)

No words can express the wonderment in seeing the marvels of the world. No person can throw mud on that.

Comment by Chris on November 14, 2017 at 8:35pm
Hi Patricia,
Sorry for barking.
What have you learned about degenerative bone disease?
What do your docters suggest to minimise further damage?
My cousin (~age 68)  takes a supplement for bone health.  She has one child
She takes some kind of supplement once a year.  My thought and pea brain thinks that taking a supplement once a year won't provide feedback to know how the bones are doing.
I read that some supplements may cause bones to grow to fast and fracture.
I don't know scat though.
 

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