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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 3, 2015 at 12:30pm

I appreciate that parts of North America and Europe are unseasonably chilly. However, I'm more concerned about the larger picture. Arctic Amplification has slowed the Jet Stream and made it have deeper waves (Rossby waves). While we get chilly Arctic air, the Arctic is expected to warm.

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Comment by sk8eycat on June 3, 2015 at 8:50am

Randall, I was born here, so I didn't have much choice.  (My dad grew up in Chino - went to Chaffey High in Ontario.  I think he would have preferred New England.)

@ Flying A....IMO the people on the whole planet ought to prioritize how many children  they can afford to raise decently, and make contraceptives available to everyone FREE till we get the population back down to maybe 3 billion.  7 billion is obscene.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 3, 2015 at 8:29am

I hear you, Felaine.  The water shortage is already severe.....and getting worse.  I've signed petitions against Nestle about the way they have privatized water rights.  Overall, people on this whole planet need to seriously reevaluate how we use our natural resources. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 3, 2015 at 6:58am

Felaine, 7 years of California life (Pomona) was enough for me. Indiana is no "garden spot", but it beats the peewadden out of Cal.

Comment by Plinius on June 3, 2015 at 1:58am

I'll see what post.nl will ship, Felaine!

Comment by sk8eycat on June 2, 2015 at 9:09pm

PLEASE send all your unseasonable chilly weather and rain to California!  We haven't had winter yet, not even in the Sierra Mountains...

I would move out of the state if I could afford to...and Nestle' is still sucking water our of the deep aquifers so they can bottle it (in PLASTIC!) and sell it at ridiculous prices to the yuppies and their offspring.   Gaaaahhhhh!

Comment by Ian Mason on June 2, 2015 at 11:31am

And the same in Denmark. Everybody is impatient, waiting for Summer to turn up. Everything is green though, which is very nice.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 2, 2015 at 9:37am
Same conditions here, Chris. It's been unseasonably chilly. Lots of rain, wind and low temperatures. Just the other night I remarked that it felt like November outside, as the temperature was 45F/7C.
Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2015 at 7:31am

2nd of June, high wind and rain, temperature dropping and everything flowers. I put on a thick coat today - autumn starts early this year!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 1, 2015 at 12:05pm

Thanks, Randall. I could use a good week.

We left our skylight open last night, and it rained.

I agree about the governor taking his own advice.

Good luck next year at Kilimanjaro, Ian.

Randall's right on about your humor, Sk8eycat. Thanks for the cat-cane story. I hope you heal quickly.

Hugs to all, Ruth

 

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