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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 Joan Denoo on August 6, 2017 at 1:45am

Chris, have a wonderful trip and seeing the eclipse. 

I'm sure you saw this map put out by NASA

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-maps

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 6, 2017 at 1:13am

Kathy, congratulations on having a granddaughter willing to stand for what she believes and not give in to the pressures of a crowd of her peers. 

Comment by Chris on August 6, 2017 at 1:12am

I’m going to visit a friend in Arkansas to view the solar edclipse. He lives about four hours from St. Joseph MO which is right on the center line. http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm#Missouri

Does anyone know of a better map? Perhaps Goggle Earth?

I remember someone else said they were going to fly to Branson MO to witness the eclipse. Was that you Ian?  If so perhaps we'll see each other there. I havent firmed up the flights yet and am planning on booking them tommorrow. My friend is looking into the closest place to his house to view the total eclipse.

My friend said his cousin has a large telescope he will bring. I have an inexpensive $300-$400  telescope I plan on bringing incase my friends cousin doesn't make it for some reason.

Sorry I don't read and contribute to this forum too often.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 6, 2017 at 12:06am
Chris, that's the perfect cake.
Comment by Plinius on August 5, 2017 at 11:58pm

I don't where I found this cake, Spud, but I'm sending it with love and congratulations.

Comment by Plinius on August 5, 2017 at 11:54pm

Great Kathy, so glad to hear of a young one who does her own thinking!

Comment by kathy: ky on August 5, 2017 at 10:21pm
I'm twice as proud because she took a stand in her first year of high school : )

And she doesn't know kids who are atheist.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 5, 2017 at 9:48pm

Hey, that's great, Kathy.  Good for her!  Taking a stand at a young age for her convictions.  I'm proud for her.  Big smiles all around!    

Comment by kathy: ky on August 5, 2017 at 8:03pm
I found out today that my thirteen year old granddaughter is openly atheist. She refused to join the prayer circle during dance practice at school.
I'm​ proud of her. With help from her quiet but openly atheist brother, her agnostic mom and myself we've opened one small mind.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 5, 2017 at 4:35pm
Spud, I'm going with congratulations. Remember when you were little and thought people that age were ancient??
Funny how our perspective of age changes as we age.
 

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