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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 Ian Mason on October 15, 2017 at 10:32pm
Comment by Patricia on October 15, 2017 at 8:18pm

Joan, pages load, but I can't post until I refresh, or I get a page that is strictly plain print, no graphics/pictures, snail paced slowness. Many of the same issues over at atheist universe as well.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 15, 2017 at 8:11pm

Thomas, I have no problem with Ning, except it was slow to upload for a while and I notified Richard and Loren. That problem is now solved for me. 

Have you notified Richard or Loren of your problems? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 15, 2017 at 8:09pm

Ian, I don't know anything about Bit-Coin other than the term. I suppose it isn't any riskier than the "market" and the Federal Reserve. I'm not much of a risk taker when it comes to finances. 

Do you have a favorable feeling about Bit-Coins?

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 15, 2017 at 8:04pm

Patricia, you state you have issues with Ning. Can you be more specific? What are the things about Ning you do not like?

Comment by Patricia on October 15, 2017 at 5:24pm

Have a little chuckle.....

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 15, 2017 at 4:14pm

Carl, thanks for the information about sizing videos.  I should have asked my great-grandkids how to reduce the size and retain ratios. I forget how to do it!

Ian, one of my cousins was born female and chose to turn male. He is as happy as can be. He had excellent support from his family and community. 

We need a neuter pronoun. According to Wiki

"The English language has gender-specific personal pronouns in the third-person singular. The masculine pronoun is he(with derived forms himhis and himself); the feminine is she (with derived forms herhers and herself); the neuter is it(with derived forms its and itself)."

Can you imagine Martin, who is now Marina, being addressed as anything but he or she, depending on the person's choice? Or, can you imagine a hermaphrodite being called "it"?

Comment by Patricia on October 15, 2017 at 2:10pm

Huge life changing decision. Hope all goes well for you friend, Ian.

Comment by Patricia on October 15, 2017 at 2:03pm

Yes, I'm having many issues with A/N, Thomas, as well as Atheist Universe.....& both are NING. Damn nuisance!

Comment by Ian Mason on October 15, 2017 at 1:42pm

One of my acquaintances, Martin, has decided to become Marina. I knew he was Gay but didn't know he felt like changing to she. Six months ago 'he' had a beard. There's a lot of paperwork involved but she says she's never been more at peace, so that's not a problem. Good luck and fair winds,I say. Good to get it sorted out while still young (early 20s). I'm going to have to think about my use of pronouns for a while.


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