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Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 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 Alice on October 6, 2011 at 5:18am
why begrudge a poor Chinese person a job...
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on October 6, 2011 at 4:37am
I thought the Woz was the real genious - maybe not with business, but he's a great inventor.
Comment by Ian Mason on October 6, 2011 at 2:50am

Why? It's sad for Jobs's family and friends but the Apple Corp will carry on (exploiting workers in China).

 

Comment by alexa penzner on October 5, 2011 at 9:23pm

 

Steve Jobs is gone! it's the earth without trees and plankton. it can't be, it just can't. . . we will miss him so much. . .

Comment by Herbert Philip Peters on October 5, 2011 at 8:46am
At the moment, i am obsessed with an idea: "Meaning (and even life) is light stored (in our brains) in the form of pictures". People are led by what they see - that explains 'society produces common destiny'. For minority of us knowledge relaxes, and logic and reason are methods to knowledge. But for the majority, it is irrational methods to relaxation. And seeing is believing + truth by following majority.
Comment by Carl Pastor on September 23, 2011 at 12:56am
i was still in high school during the election. my binder had a jack kennedy fer pres sticker on it.  it is telling that jack has been our only catholic pres ever.
Comment by sk8eycat on September 22, 2011 at 8:32pm

Well, rats.  How did I mess that up?  It was JFK's response when the fundies were having hissy fits abouth the fact that he was Catholic when he ran for pres in 1960.

Sorry about messing up the page, folks.  =8>(

Comment by sk8eycat on September 22, 2011 at 8:29pm

And the Pee Tarts are still yelling that...as if it were unconstitutional or something if he was.

How many of the members here are old enough to remember the ruckus among the fundies when JFK ran for president?  Because he was Catholic. 

Comment by dr kellie on September 22, 2011 at 4:09pm
McCain did silence a woman who was hysterically yelling that Obama was a muslim.  It was at a town hall meeting.
Comment by Natalie A Sera on September 22, 2011 at 4:02pm
Right on, sk8eycat! I firmly believe that religion belongs in the church (or other religious institution) and in the home, but not in public. When I was a child, I always hated Christmas and Easter in the public schools, and I hate the religion that people want to bring into public life. I defend everyone's right to their own beliefs, but don't impose them on others!
 

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