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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 Thomas Murray on September 10, 2017 at 3:36pm

Patricia,

Fortunately for me, there was a time when I drove across America some 13 times and realized just how vast land can be that a map really do not show. So looking at your B.C. map of fires and I am seeing a vast chimney bellowing smoke all over the world. 

Comment by Patricia on September 10, 2017 at 3:17pm

Unfortunately, that map doesn't show the ones on Vancouver Island, nor the ones that are now out.

Comment by Patricia on September 10, 2017 at 3:15pm

Yes, Canada is large & BC is just one province. Many don't know just how large it is here, & from my town to Vancouver is about an 8 hour drive & we're not even halfway up the province.

This may give you the scope of our wildfires when the whole province was under alert!

Comment by Patricia on September 10, 2017 at 3:05pm

Canada is large & BC is just one province. Many have no idea how big it is here. For instance, from my city of Williams Lake to Vancouver is about an 8 hour drive, & we aren't even halfway up the province.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 10, 2017 at 2:59pm

Patricia,

Thanks for the post map of B.C. superimpose over California. The magnitude of the B.C. landmass is overwhelming. I didn't realized the extent until you showed the map.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 10, 2017 at 2:27pm

Ian,

As long as we continue to have these religious climate deniers nuts in our government, the longer it will take to recover. Sort of like cancer... it goes into remission but later metastasize into another generation of religious wackos. The Besty De Vos Prince family is a fine example, or Ted Cruz.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 10, 2017 at 1:49pm

Less and less of the world is fit for human habitation. What a mess people have made of it and those who try to change things are still ridiculed as 'tree huggers'. How bad does the situation have to get before the great mass of people begin to DEMAND that the Earth be respected?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 10, 2017 at 1:33pm

Those of you in the Pacific Northwest might want to read this.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 10, 2017 at 6:58am

And then there's the Simpsons version.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 10, 2017 at 2:57am

Carl - how did the droogs crash La Grande Jatte??? Not the most harmonious venue for a bit of the olde ultraviolence!

 

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