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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 September 12, 2017 at 10:22pm

Yes, there are many trails, along with a big one that follows the Fraser River.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 12, 2017 at 10:04pm

Patricia,

What a great place to live! It looks like there could be bicycling trails all over (I used to ride bicycles as a major source of transportation).

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 12, 2017 at 4:25pm

Verry stylish, Ian. They look like they'd be equally efficacious for stomping.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 12, 2017 at 3:10pm

Thanks for the photos, Patricia!

Bertold, I'll skip the kicking... but isn't there some magic latte or something that would turn the pastor atheist? :)

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 3:06pm

This is the original photo before I cropped it to bring it in closer....

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 3:01pm

Thomas,

I took that photo at dusk through my bedroom window, so its not the best. I didn't want to open the back door & spook him or likely wouldn't have gotten the pic. Plus.....the bedroom window was closer to him.

Yes, animal rescue has been & is going on all the time. We have sources of water everywhere here, so they don't have far to go to find it. Springs, creeks, & the whole lake is within walking distance of everyone in town.

Williams Lake

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/27/4f/f8/274ff8302890ab48b5cf85d95447ac03.jpg

Scout Island Sanctuary, in the lake itself.

Panoramio - Photo of Williams Lake, home of the famous ...

This is all within walking distance.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 12, 2017 at 2:44pm

 Patricia,

  My home has a year round stream in the backyard so we often get deers coming thru very early mornings and late evenings. These deers are very alert, light colored and sprightly.

  So your picture of the buck looks like he is worn out and seem to have soot on his fur. I am wondering if a lot of wild animals in your area will be needing help... food and water etc. Does B.C. have like wildlife rescues?

Comment by Ian Mason on September 12, 2017 at 2:37pm

I'm afraid not, Patricia but perhaps the 'Gay' in them will cause more suffering.

Comment by Patricia on September 12, 2017 at 2:20pm

Do those boots have good thick steel toes?

We have deer around our yards all the time, & there is a doe lately with 2 fawns walking around the streets & into our yards. Last spring, we had 5 coming around regularly. We never interfere with them other than taking a photo now & then.

Good one Chris!

Comment by Ian Mason on September 12, 2017 at 10:58am

Lovely pictures/video in the latest posts.

Tea is the nearest thing there is to a universal panacea.

 

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