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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 Ian Mason on July 24, 2017 at 11:36am

Spent the weekend in Silkeborg for a friend's birthday. Good grub and a walk around the lakes. Also saw 'Dunkirk' at the cinema. One critic called it a 'series of vignettes' but I think the writer/director has chosen to show three typical, personal and interlinked stories rather than a cast-of-thousands, all-action, blockbuster war film. I enjoyed it very much.

Today, went with some friends to visit the 'Ecolarium' in Vejle. It was delightfully full of children who, I hope, will learn to take better care of the world.

http://en.okolariet.dk/

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 24, 2017 at 10:25am

   To wine connoisseurs, oenophiles, winos, or anyone who enjoys wine with friends.. I have a question.

Which wine has a distinct plum flavor to serve at supper? What is the name of this particular wine or wines and who produce these  wines?

  My mother-in-law may come to visit us and may stay a week (despite MiL have to endure as the butt of jokes, I look forward to her visit here). She enjoys good food ( I am a pretty good cook if I may say so).

   Or other suggestions of red, white, or rose' wines are welcome.

So how much am I willing to spend per bottle is "I don't know". The last time I sipped wine was over 25 years ago.

Much appreciated.....

Comment by Randall Smith on July 22, 2017 at 8:40am

Bertold, I'll add that drowning tragedy to my list of "why I'm a misanthrope". So sad. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 21, 2017 at 3:40pm

I wouldn't be surprised if people at the Heritage Foundation would yuck it up if the GOP wealthcare plan passes.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 21, 2017 at 2:08pm

Thomas - pretty much, yes. It's the "I've got mine so fuck you" mentality über alles.

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 21, 2017 at 1:39pm

Bertold,

Isn't this exactly the same mentality of the Republicans if they succeed in repeal/replace  Affordable Care Act for 10 million Americans?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 21, 2017 at 1:09pm

From the What a Wonderful World Department:

Adisturbing video has surfaced of teens in Florida laughing at a disabled man drowning in a retention pond.

The five teens can be heard mocking Jamel Dunn, 32, as he screams begging for help. The ages 14 to 16-year-olds watch him struggle and ultimately fall under the water. When Dunn doesn’t resurface the teens continue to joke about him, The New York Daily News reported via Florida Today.

“Oh, he just died” one can be heard saying on the video. The group then laughs.

No one called 911 nor did they rush to help.

Raw Story

These kids must have been raised by atheists, right?

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Comment by Plinius on July 18, 2017 at 10:53pm

It Is funny, but telemarketeering is a crappy job. The shopping centre here is full of colporteurs, etc. They ask time to talk to me, and I tell them 5 seconds. After 5 seconds I wish them a good day and go on. They look so surprised then!

Comment by Thomas Murray on July 18, 2017 at 3:45pm

Kathy,

That was so funny! Some people use a whistle to blow into the speaker. It hurt the callers ears and they don't call back.

Comment by kathy: ky on July 18, 2017 at 1:18pm
On a funnier note I've been annoyed by calls from telemarketers Friday a company we recently did business with. When I answer the phone they start talking so fast I can't interrupt them. When it happened again this morning I tried to interrupt​ all through her opening She wouldn't shut up until she asked me if I was interested?
I asked her if she was a goddamn, fucked, idiot and she hung up on me. Lol. That made my day to finally get one to actually hang up : )
 

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