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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 2, 2017 at 9:16pm

Patricia, be careful not to take too much Tylenol. People die from liver toxicity. I'm sure your doctor tells you how much is safe. My hairdresser's mother used to take a lot, and one day she suddenly fell down, then died within 2 weeks. People don't realize how dangerous it is since it's over the counter.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 2, 2017 at 7:49pm

That sounds lovely, Joan. Are the winters very hard there, with a lot of snow in the mountains?

Comment by Patricia on September 2, 2017 at 3:27pm

A good change for you Joan.

The southern attitudes rather shock us, even though we see it daily on news or whatever.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 2, 2017 at 3:03pm

Yes, L&L spend winters in Arizona and I have absolutely no interest in being in Arizona. Even though it is the winter months, I have had enough of the south and their attitudes. 

When we drive I-90 east to Buffalo, Wy, I-25 intersects and goes straight south on the prairie side of the Rockies, one of my favorite routes. About half way there is Denver and Littleton where my son's family lives. They invited me to spend part of the year with them and I am overjoyed. They married later and had babies later than L&L, so their family is younger. 

Craig and Laura are my natural born children, twins, born seven minutes apart. Craig was a model in NYC for a couple of years and in Europe and Asia. He has seen the world and knows different cultures. He can fit in anywhere and with any culture. I raised my children to be able to dine with the President or the Queen and have dinner with the slum kids of Juarez or New York.

Craig is a computer engineer with PanasonicCityNow.

Comment by Patricia on September 2, 2017 at 2:59pm

Thanks Randy.

Comment by Patricia on September 2, 2017 at 1:46pm

Hahahaha.....those are hilarious, Thomas!!!! I'm keeping those!

In the meantime while waiting, the other one went, so walking is almost impossible & pain is terrible 90% of the time.

I tried cannabis oil, & it worked at first, but not now, & I can't take prescription narcotics.

Tylenol is it, but doesn't work all that well, but need to take something!

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 2, 2017 at 12:40pm

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Comment by Randall Smith on September 2, 2017 at 7:00am

Joan, going to Colorado for 6 months? Tell us more.

Patricia, how have we gone without you for so long?!! Love having you back. Good luck with hip replacement.

Comment by Plinius on September 2, 2017 at 3:47am

So they don't know how to get through the work - understandable, with all the extra patients, but bad news for you!

Luca has almost the same problem with the gender clinic, the waiting list is forty weeks now and calling gets you only an answering machine...

Comment by Patricia on September 2, 2017 at 1:02am

Yes, I called the surgeon's office & got told the lists were all up to the hospital.

I called the hospital & got a recording, no real person.

When we were in Prince George during the evac, my son took me directly to the hospital to ask, & they couldn't tell me anything there, & all they got when they called admitting, was the recording as well.

Ridiculous!

 

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