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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 Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 11:10pm

And the optimist and pessimist go, "Splat"! "Splat"!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 11:01pm
Comment by kathy: ky on July 16, 2016 at 10:39pm
Carl, have a great day and I hope you're feeling well :)
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 16, 2016 at 10:05pm

Carl - happy b-day!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2016 at 10:01pm

Joan, that's hilarious. Is it Pete Seeger?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2016 at 10:01pm

Happy birthday, Carl. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 7:17pm

Qiana, the golden years is that span of time from retiring from work for pay to work for pleasure, until the aches and pains hurt so bad you beg the veterinarian to put you to sleep, about 6 months. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 6:56pm

@The Flying Atheist, Hey Carl, I understand it is your birthday!  Ah, you thought we would forget, didn't you! Well, dear and trusted friends, we have not forgotten and with the help of Grinning Cat, we found a rousing song to tap your toes, kick up your heels, and do a dance on the barn floor. 

Old Time Religion

Chorus:
Oh, give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
Give me that old time religion
It's good enough for me.

Let us pray with Aphrodite,
Let us pray with Aphrodite,
She wears that see-through nightie,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with Zarathustra,
We'll pray just like we use ta,
I'm a Zarathustra booster,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with those Egyptians,
Build pyramids to put our crypts in,
Cover subways with inscriptions,
And it's good enough for me.

We will pray with those old druids,
They drink fermented fluids,
Waltzing naked though the woo-ids,
And it's good enough for me.

Hare Krishna, He must laugh on
To see me dressed in saffron
With my hair that's only half on
And it's good enough for me.

I will rise at early morning,
When my Lord gives me the warning,
That the solar age is dawning,
And that's good enough for me.



Comment by Plinius on July 16, 2016 at 2:27am

You're right, Ian! And in the old system, all you did was wait endlessly. I think I like quick treatment!

Comment by Ian Mason on July 16, 2016 at 1:27am

That's good to hear, Chris. An early discharge from hospital can not only aid recovery but also reduce the risk of 'hospital' infections.

 

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