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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 Randall Smith on November 17, 2015 at 7:30am
Yippee yahoo, Carl!! Won't be long before you're back to your old self. You're invited to drive down I-65 to Lafayette, take a left, and visit rural Indiana at its finest. You need a getaway.
The invitation extends to one and all!
Comment by Ian Mason on November 17, 2015 at 1:57am

That was quick, Carl and now you're in no danger of catching a nasty 'hospital' infection.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 16, 2015 at 10:37pm

Welcome home from the hospital, Flying Atheist!

I think these roses manage fine over Winter. Some varieties are quite hardy, and take freezing of their late Fall flowers in stride. It was another mild day.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 16, 2015 at 9:54pm

Carl! You are a wonder! Home, and ready for a second chance at life! The phenomenon of successful organ transplants seems like a miracle ... a miracle of science and scientists at their best. As Larry says, "You got 'er did!"

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 16, 2015 at 9:44pm

Glad to hear it, Carl! There's no place like home!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 16, 2015 at 9:18pm
Wow! Beautiful, Ruth, but just not right Pennsylvania in November. Will this situation affect them negatively next year?

BTW, everyone, I was released from the hospital this evening. Feeling really good and getting better each passing day.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 16, 2015 at 2:50pm

See the roses by my gym yesterday. :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 15, 2015 at 8:28pm

Hey, Randall. How about a picture of you holding your grandson.

It's Mid-November in Philly, and the lawns are Summer lush from recent rain. Roses are also blooming and making new buds.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 15, 2015 at 7:30am

Thanks to all. I've had a chance to hold the baby for long stretches of time. He's beautiful and so good. My daughter is doing extremely well, also.

The other day, at a small family gathering, my 3 year old granddaughter asked where "Granddaddy Art" (my recently deceased father) was. Several people piped up with the usual answers, like "He's in heaven". I bluntly jumped in with "He's dead, plain and simple!". That ended the discussion. You gotta say what you gotta say.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 14, 2015 at 10:06am
That's a great announcement, Randy. Congratulations!
 

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