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Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Friday. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

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

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

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

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Comment by Ian Mason on July 14, 2018 at 11:14pm

The predicted rain hasn't turned up yet except for the island of Bornholm so now there's a ban on almost everything including barbecues, a summer favourite for many. Drinking water in DK comes direct from the ground but hasn't been affected although there's a ban on watering crops near large cities. There might be some isolated, heavy showers in the coming week but we'll have to wait and see. It will take a lot of water to get things back to normal.

I do similar things, Kathy. Water shouldn't be wasted.

Comment by kathy: ky on July 14, 2018 at 3:27pm

Water rations or not I use water that I've washed vegetbles in,  for example,  to water the compost or plants. 

Comment by Patricia on July 10, 2018 at 10:49pm

I found it surprising as well. The surgeon figured I'd need the left one done within a year, & I'd thought I'd have more than the 6 months from December's x-ray, but the hip & June's x-ray had other ideas I guess.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 10, 2018 at 10:15pm

Wow, Patricia, I didn't even know hips could deteriorate that fast.

Plinius, your apartment sounds quite interesting. Surely from that location you get a good view and lots of light.

Drought in Denmark and flooding in Japan. <head spinning>

Comment by Plinius on July 9, 2018 at 11:52pm

Joan, our apartment is built on the roof of an old bank building. Our space consists of two floors and a piece of the old roof where we made our garden in big tubs. We use tap water or grey water - if possible - to water the plants and carrying water is only from the kitchen to the garden on the same floor. Water is not yet rationed here but we were asked not to spray gardens or wash cars.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2018 at 9:24am

Ian, do you get your water from a well? If so, is your water table still refreshing your aquifer? Are you rationing water?

Hopefully, those expected clouds and drops of rain will be generous!

We had a cold spell that broke yesterday, I think it was. Anyway, we are now in the 80-90°F daytime and cool nights. 

Comment by Ian Mason on July 8, 2018 at 8:43am

Indeed, Joan. The forecast is for a few clouds and drops of rain in the coming week but not much. There's a ban on bonfires etc. too. It reminds me of the big drought of '76 that hit a lot of Europe and even killed trees because the water table dropped so much.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2018 at 3:05am

Ian, your drought does not seem to be easing. 

Denmark's farmers fear huge drought losses

Comment by Patricia on July 8, 2018 at 2:25am

Well it is what it is, & we now have a good, caring family dr. & the surgeon I have is terrific. Now its up to the hospital to get me booked, & I have to say, the sooner, the better.

Rick is flying home tomorrow, & he sounded really good on the phone today.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2018 at 2:06am

Patricia, I hate the thought of you having a misdiagnosis that prolonged your pain. So sorry to learn of the increased deterioration of your second hop. I hope the next procedure will bring you relief. 


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