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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 Plinius on December 19, 2015 at 12:19am

What I did this week?

The last lessons of the year. Explained and sang "Imagine" five times, Played games and got a lot of appreciation. 

A xmas dinner with Aunt in the care home. Met some more of Aunt's fellow sufferers and their family - nice to talk to them. The menu was full of dead animals - I ate only the veggie parts. Aunt was happy with her presents but overwhelmed by the big occasion.  

I went to help handicapped b-i-l take his cat to the vet. As usual I looked at the greenery during the busride, and saw a d... a DAFFODIL?! Not even one, there were about a hundred daffodils in full bloom along the next few kilometres. And when I paid more attention, I saw flowering daisies and yarrow and even cow parsley - half a year early or late, I wondered. Catkins in every other tree. An allergy warning about lambs tails on tv. The weather goes straight from autumn to spring.

The cat wasn't well at all - we knew that already but b-i-l didn't want to know it or do something about it - like every autist he doesn't want change in his world. So he had a hard time when the cat was diagnosed with severe diabetes and put to sleep withing a few hours. Poor Tisja! Her character didn't allow two insulin shots a day and a daily bloodsample to check blood sugar levels.  

Saturday morning now, and at last I have some time to do the shopping, washing and cleaning. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 18, 2015 at 12:20am

Comment by kathy: ky on December 17, 2015 at 8:30pm
Chris, that's funny.

Randy, l think it's the holidays. Celebrate or not the stores are crammed full of people who do. And my daughter, her spouse and their children have winter solstice dinner here. It's like xmas dinner minus the tree and ornaments. ; )
Comment by Plinius on December 17, 2015 at 8:01am

I'll tell you when I've shovelled these chores....

Comment by Randall Smith on December 17, 2015 at 7:54am

Hope everybody is doing well. It's been sort of quiet around A/N. I notice only a handful of members are online at any one time, and there are few comments. New members seem to join and then abandon us. It's difficult to socialize with ones self. Since we don't (as a rule) celebrate Christmas, what's the excuse?

Comment by Plinius on December 17, 2015 at 2:15am

Congrats Ludwig! I liked the google animation/puzzle!

Comment by Plinius on December 16, 2015 at 11:08pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2015 at 2:32am

Chris, oh good, I was looking at the correct bldg! A lovely spot in a beautiful city. I like the architecture. Everything looks so green.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2015 at 2:29am

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2015 at 2:27am

Ian, I Google Earthed  Odder, Denmark. It looks like a ring fort on the east side of town. Is that correct? What is the history of your part of the world? What types of work supports Odder? 

 

 

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