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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 kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 4:31pm
Thanks Carl, my gdaughter just asked yesterday if we were going to trust our sight to a pair of fifty cent viewing glasses.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2017 at 4:10pm

Carl, thanks for the sites about the eclipse.  They were interesting.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 6, 2017 at 3:34pm

My favorite rain song:

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 6, 2017 at 2:58pm

These three songs came to mind that view rain in a positive light.

Singing In The Rain....a classic!

April Showers...bring May flowers.

March Winds and April Showers...bring romance!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 6, 2017 at 2:52pm

Here are some interesting links about the eclipse.  Everything you need to know.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/15925410/total-sol...

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/16019892/solar-ecl...

Important to note is that there have been some warnings about knock-off brands of viewing glasses that have inferior protection and may damage your eyes.  The first link above lists the five recommended sources to obtain legitimate glasses.  They are listed toward the end of the article.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 6, 2017 at 2:49pm

Carl, summer here is usually fairly dry, but I think this year has been dryer than normal.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 6, 2017 at 2:41pm

Spud, 2.5 months is a long time to go without a lot of rain. Is that common for your area of Idaho this time of year?

I also love the rain.  I like the visuals and the sounds of a raging thunderstorm.  I also enjoy a brooding, cloudy, rainy, and windy day from inside a cozy, warm house.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 2:40pm
Maybe I can get my family to pray the clouds away that day. Lol
Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 2:39pm
In that case I'll do it Carl. In all my reading I've not seen that.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 6, 2017 at 2:34pm

Kathy, Paige is one incredible child!  If I may throw my opinion your way regarding the solar eclipse.  I think it would be worth the extra travel time to see 100% totality, if only to experience the "diamond ring" effect.

 

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