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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 February 14, 2017 at 7:40pm
Chris, I like the tips you posted and I'm going to start using them. For the fourth week there is no answer at the senators offices :)

I'll ky trying until I can at least get the machine.
McConnell sucks.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2017 at 7:04pm

Thanks for sharing, Joan. It sounds like a trial, and I'm glad you're OK.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

I had my pacemaker battery replaced yesterday and am a little tender. I had to fast and then all I can remember is a lot of pushing and pulling and when I woke up, that big pacemaker was gone and a new one, much smaller, was in place. The procedure took less than an hour, but the prep, pre-meds, and sterilization of the location, then the anesthetic/sleep, and the post-op of making sure everything worked and we were out by dinnertime. 

We celebrated by going out to dinner; I had a big salad with a lovely piece of lemon-grilled-salmon on top.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2017 at 4:01pm

My head's spinning. Just got today's political letters in the mail. Finally had time to brush my teeth and clean the litter box. <groan> It takes me hours to compose unique timely letters. Where are you guys and your brains in Writing to Congress? Aren't those of you who live in the US resisting the ChristoNazi takeover? 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2017 at 2:27pm

Joan, in the last few days, I've read several of your posts that sound like your present living conditions are degraded by religious BS.  How many of your family you now live with are religious?

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2017 at 2:39pm

Lovely desk, Carl. I hope your clear-out goes well. Don't overdo things though.

Your weather sounds quite extreme, Ruth. Perhaps God disapproves of he-who-must-not-be-named (the orange ogre)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 13, 2017 at 1:57pm

Nice desk, Flying Atheist. It's good your niece wanted your piano. Be well!

My garden sports two Heleborus flowers and two snowdrop buds. It's been wiplash weather, 60 degrees by day followed by deep snow at night.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 13, 2017 at 11:13am

Glad you're doing well Carl.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 13, 2017 at 7:46am

Carl, I know you usually keep your health issues to yourself which is admirable. But with all your past problems, we like to have occasional updates. Sounds like you're doing great! I forget, do you drive a vehicle?

The desk looks really neat, something to treasure. Good luck with your projects.

Comment by Plinius on February 13, 2017 at 2:56am

Good to hear, Carl! It´s a beautiful desk, and I wish you good luck with clearing the extra stuff! It´s the same here, and I try to smuggle out things my pack rat husband would have kept...

 

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