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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 August 11, 2016 at 4:54am

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2016 at 8:04pm

According to Freedom from Religion Foundation FFRF

~ Poem by Edwin Kagin, “Atheists are Everywhere,” Otherwise known as "There are Atheists in foxholes", Sept. 12, 2005. 

Edwin Kagin,  Freedom From Religion Foundation

1940-2014

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 10, 2016 at 5:28pm

"Atheists in many foxholes served"...

Let's also work towards a society that's free and thriving and where, while we recognize our appetite for aggression, war is not an "acceptable" "last resort", and "soldiers" and "armies" are simply not conceivable as things civilized people do.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 10, 2016 at 4:41pm

Qiana, I like your Dark ages encounter, and Atheists are everywhere.  Saving both.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 10, 2016 at 3:14pm

Qiana, thanks for sharing those perfect edits of the Ark Encounter billboards, from Friendly Atheist!

Joan and K.H., Dan Rather excoriated Trump on Facebook for his "Second Amendment" threat, "a new low and unprecedented": "The rhetoric is the candidate. This cannot be treated as just another outrageous moment in the campaign."

There are also quite a few comments over in "Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control" worth reading.

Reposting from there, Democratic Underground pointed out:

So Apparently The Party Of Lincoln Is Now The Party Of John Wilkes Booth [picture of Donald Trump giving a speech] “If [Hillary Clinton] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I dunno.” -- Donald Trump, 8/9/16

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2016 at 1:00am

Is it not a crime to threaten or even talk about shooting someone? I perceive it as an assault. 

"Mr. Trump warned at a rally here that it would be “a horrible day” if Mrs. Clinton were elected and got to appoint a tiebreaking Supreme Court justice.

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Mr. Trump said, as the crowd began to boo. He quickly added: “Although the Second Amendment people — maybe there is, I don’t know.”

This surely sounds like a threat of violence to me. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2016 at 12:47am

I just sent a second message to Pat asking him if he is OK and that we miss his comments. No reply. 

Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2016 at 10:02pm
That's today rather.
Comment by kathy: ky on August 9, 2016 at 9:48pm
Lucia Graves has an excellent article about Trump's murder threat in *The Guardian* published yesterday. Wonderfully written she calls out all Republicans who would condone a physical threat against the democratic nominee.
Comment by Randall Smith on August 6, 2016 at 7:00am
Speaking of books, I just finished reading "A Hundred Year Walk" (by ? because I returned the library book yest.). It was about a lady's grandfather who survived the Armenian massacre 100 years ago. I knew very little about any of that horrific period in Turkish history. Very good book, but very upsetting.
 

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