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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 Grinning Cat on April 3, 2017 at 12:55pm

Congratulations, Ian! (And to your daughter and your new in-law!)

Comment by Plinius on April 3, 2017 at 12:21pm

Congrats, Ian! You both look great!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 3, 2017 at 12:13pm

Ian, I love the photo of you with your daughter on her wedding day; you both look so happy and proud. I send happy thoughts to you and your family. 
I have pleasant memories of Athens and Greek food, especially baklava and the beautiful colors of the homes.

Please send some photos of your adventure. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 3, 2017 at 11:47am

Congrats, Ian, and enjoy your trip to Greece.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 3, 2017 at 11:34am

Hello all. Been away for a weekend. My daughter got married on Saturday. A church service, which was their choice but Anglican which hardly counts. Now I'm off to Athens, Greece for a few days with ruins and baklava.

Yours truly and bride.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 3, 2017 at 8:32am
Again, I screamed when I heard the women's basketball coach thank god for winning the game and tournament. Same old irrationality. Was god against all the other teams, in the case of men, 65 others? The same goes for pointing to the "heavens" after scoring or for whatever reason. It just drives me crazy.
Comment by Chris on March 29, 2017 at 7:46pm

After my vacectomy because the cauterization didn't work well I bled and my scrotum swelled up about the size of two tangerines. I layed in bed with ice packs on them for a couple of days untill the blood was absorbed into my body.

Playing basketball, or painting a porch isn't a good idea after having this surgery.

Comment by kathy: ky on March 29, 2017 at 3:13pm
Good one Bertold. And about the way some people think.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 29, 2017 at 11:35am

Comment by Randall Smith on March 29, 2017 at 7:20am

Oh yes, thanks for the tips on sugar substitutes. I do eat fresh and dried fruits, plus use stevia.

 

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