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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 The Flying Atheist on January 1, 2017 at 8:03pm

Prosperous New Year Greetings to all of you here!  Here's hoping 2017 will bring satisfaction and much "Hygge" to your lives.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2017 at 4:20pm

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. 

Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to get my recliner. It fits perfectly in my bedroom; I am snug as a polar bear, taking a peek at the beauty between reading comments. 

We are in a massive snow storm, as I type. I can see through the thinned forest as my imagination creates stories of all the critters, unseen, but who make their presence known with their tracks or ruffles in the snow covered branches. 

Perhaps, with the TV out of service, people looked outside to see a glimpse of nature and some of its treasures. 

Comment by Chris on January 1, 2017 at 4:20pm

Thanks for the information about minwax Daniel. I used that on the hardwood floor and should get some more. I also use Murphies oil soap. I'm concerned that the oil soap will prevent new varnish from adhering. 

I'll order minwax in gallon containers. Why is that even sold in squirt bottles (rhetorical)?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2017 at 4:07pm

Daniel, thanks for the helpful information on bamboo flooring. L&L have bamboo flooring throughout their new home and I know absolutely nothing about proper care of it. Your information gives me the information I can use. 

Comment by Chris on January 1, 2017 at 2:52pm

Daniel, bamboo tile is on the kitchen floor in this house. It's different than the flooring you have. I went to a national flooring store and asked how to clean and maintain the floor. I also asked about products for the natural hardwood floors. That met with blank looks.

Go figure, no one knew the answer as I was pointed to carpet.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2017 at 1:29pm

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

I haven't been able to log on to AN for the last day so a slightly belated Happy New Year to all.

Your kitchen is something special, Daniel and I'm sure you're proud of it.

That's a lovely view, Joan. Are you enjoying it in a comfy chair with a hot drink?

1.3 million cable tv viewers were without their telly on new year's eve, incluing me. I don't care but there must be many who are angry at missing the queen's annual speach and the yearly showing of 'Dinner for One.'

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dinner+for+one

Comment by Randall Smith on January 1, 2017 at 8:18am

I have a proposal: Let's eliminate the word "happy" in "Happy New Year" and substitute it with a more appropriate adjective. Happy belongs to birthdays, a one day event.

Unless I have access to a computer, I'll be away for the next two weeks--Mexico Beach, Florida! See you all when I return--and I will return!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2017 at 12:49am

A very Happy New Year to my dear friends of Atheist Nexus. 

Jared snow plowing around the fire pit where our Yule logs will burn tonight; Dominic watching. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 31, 2016 at 5:08pm

Yes... Happy new year!

 

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