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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 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!

Comment by Plinius on September 2, 2017 at 12:20am

Have you tried to phone them, Patricia? Although it's almost certain the waiting list has become longer because of their extra work.

I can't open all the links but it's a ghastly scenario that emerges from the messages and warnings. 

Comment by Patricia on September 1, 2017 at 9:25pm

I do too Ruth. I just wish I knew when. I'm 7 months into my 3 to 6 month wait time.

Sometimes it takes blunt to get through to some people!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 1, 2017 at 8:13pm

I hope your hip replacement goes well, Particia.

Plain speaking from  a government entity.

Tyler County Emergency Management

August 30 at 5:30pm

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has advised the Tyler County office of Emergency Management that the flood gates were opened to 100 feet at 3:00 pm CSDST. River levels will rise to near seventy nine feet. With additional rain fall accumulations, a potential elevation could reach near eighty two feet. All residents living in Mt. Neches, Barlow Lake Estates, Works Bluff on CR 4415, Sheffield Ferry and Bottom Loop-CR 4700 who have not already evacuated must do so immediately. Anyone who chooses to not heed this directive cannont expect to be rescued and should write their social security numbers in permanent marker on their arm so their bodies can be identified. The loss of life and property is certain.

GET OUT OR DIE!

Fake news took a back seat to reality for once.

Comment by Patricia on September 1, 2017 at 6:02pm

Good to meet you too Thomas. I'm in Williams Lake, the middle of BC called the Cariboo.

Hahahaha....religious & porn.....

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 1, 2017 at 5:48pm

 Hi Patricia,

 Nice to meet you.

My wife is Canadian and all her relatives live in and around Toronto, Ontario.

Three people can't link to NG. I have never subscribed to NG yet I get the link...hummm maybe the link is cross connected in with my neighbor? Maybe this is why I also get connected to a porn site... as far as I know... most of the neighbors here are religious....

Comment by Patricia on September 1, 2017 at 4:30pm

I can't do the NG either, Thomas, & tis link just says error.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 1, 2017 at 3:45pm

... Lets hope you can link onto this article about religion and children...

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(15)01167-7.pdf

 I have felt this might be the case with children and religion but I didn't rely on my feelings because of my bias. Some members here probably already seen this but just in case. I wish there were more studies of this nature and hope, once again, science will prove religion wrong again.

 

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