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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 Patricia on October 1, 2017 at 8:02pm

Pets are wonderful doctors.

Comment by Patricia on September 30, 2017 at 1:15pm

Thanks everyone.

It will be interesting to see if Rick gets his call for his defibrillator/pacemaker replacement at the same time. He has to go south to Victoria, while I have to go north to Prince George for mine. His date hasn't yet been set but his pre-op is the 5th, so its quite possible.

Voting no for school upgrades???? What do they want.....someone to get hurt or killed first?

Yeah, I do a lot of the copy & reload things, but its a nuisance.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 30, 2017 at 12:40pm

Have a successful operation, Patrica.

Randall, I get upset when schools are underfunded.  It's such a easy, no-brainer investment for the future of everyone in the community.  Hope you enjoyed your time in the limelight in 2nd grade.  BTW, yesterday was also National Coffee Day. 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 30, 2017 at 10:53am

I hope your operation goes well, Patricia. One of my family in England had his done one at a time with a couple of weeks in between and that worked out fine. He did walk lopsided in the interval and had to use a walking stick but there were no serious problems.

Yes, AN notifications can be very slow. Perhaps the rest of the IT world has moved on a little faster.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 30, 2017 at 10:01am

Agreed, GC.  It can take up to 40+ seconds for something to post when the system is badly lagged.  Clicking twice might result in a double-post, so that's something to be aware of while this is going on.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 30, 2017 at 9:38am

(And it's still working that way: I clicked "Add Comment" and it sat there, but after copying my comment to the clipboard (just in case) and reloading the page, my comment did get posted.)

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 30, 2017 at 9:37am

At my end, the "Add Comment", "Add Reply", etc. buttons seem to be working silently. If A|N hangs after you post something, check in another tab or window -- the posting might have succeeded.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 30, 2017 at 7:46am

BTW, for all concerned, I've seen the sluggishness in A|N responding to creating posts and comments and have contacted Brother Richard about it.  As soon as he gets back to me, you'll be the first.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 30, 2017 at 7:37am

Here's to a safe and successful procedure for you, Patricia ... and a BIG HUG to go along with it!  [grin!]

Comment by Plinius on September 30, 2017 at 7:30am

They can't miss noticing that both your hips need replacing, Patricia - they must see that you can't even revalidate from the operation while your other hip is as bad. So they'd better come up with a good solution!

 

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