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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 December 5, 2016 at 1:29pm

It's shocking how politics are lurching further to the right and how nationalists are gaining ground. In Britain there's been a campaign to bring back the 'golliwog' that used to be a trademark of a brand of jam.

Comment by Plinius on December 5, 2016 at 2:52am

Of course, and it's not the children who protest, but their parents...

Comment by Plinius on December 5, 2016 at 12:46am

Rutte is often described as a psychopath, and as far as I can see it's true. Four months more until the elections, and Wilders is the winner in the polls - another psychopath and that one walks on the Mossad's leash. I'm afraid we're in interesting times...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 4, 2016 at 11:34pm

Chris, I saw that same video. (I subscribe to the Vox channel on YouTube.)  I have to agree, your Prime Minister seems rather flippant and insensitive about the whole blackface issue.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 4, 2016 at 7:40am

Chris, I had no knowledge of this "blackface" story. Interesting, but disturbing. It needs to be eliminated.

Comment by Plinius on December 4, 2016 at 3:52am

Almost Sinterklaas - santa Claus - his birthday is celebrated on 5th December, and the discussion about his blackface servant has become quite heated in the last few years. Unlike our PM I want playing blackface to end - it's disrespectful and has its roots in a disgusting colonial past. More on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBqoH-qx-os

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 2, 2016 at 2:05pm

Beautiful images Joan.  I'll have to think more of what image I would like on a stamp to represent atheism. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 2, 2016 at 12:40am

Daniel, your new kitchen looks brand new, not like a remodel to suit the inspector. I hope all goes well with your plans and project. How do you like your sink? I see them in modern kitchen photos and wonder if they work well for you? My friend, Char, had one that looked like that and loved it. Is your energy holding up through all this? 

Spud, you are correct, we need an atheist Winter Solstice stamp. Do you have an idea for a design? I kind of like the images of the shortest day of the year and the returning of the light. 

The sun's path over Fairbanks, Alaska on the shortest day of the year. 

Comment by Plinius on December 2, 2016 at 12:35am

Great work, Daniel, and I admire the methodical way you ordered your plans!

Yes, people will discover all over again what patriotism does to people, but we can only encourage them to read their own history.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 1, 2016 at 1:32pm

Some good news. Last year in Denmark 56% of electricity came from renewable sources and use of coal fell by 35%. CO 2 emissions have been cut by one third since 1990. These are official figures but even taken with a pinch of salt things are going the right way here.

 

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