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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 April 20, 2015 at 11:10am

Hello folks. Been in England for the weekend. Saw some family, 4 generations of them from Old Dear in a care home to wide-eyed toddlers wondering who the strange man was. Feeling refreshed and renewed now.

I miss Joan. Hope she's doing well.

Comment by Plinius on April 19, 2015 at 1:29am

Some grandmother, Kathy!

Comment by kathy: ky on April 18, 2015 at 11:37pm
Ruth, that is just so sweet!!
I could pass along a remedy of my grandmother's. She drank a mixture of 2% water with 98% whiskey. She lived to be 98 and was never sick a day in her life. But, she did lay out under the front porch a lot ;)
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2015 at 9:56pm

Pass this on to Joan, please Laura.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 16, 2015 at 6:52am

Loren, the message to space was neat and the marketing was not bad until I watched their "behind the scenes" video.  There they bagged about their cars something terrible.  Indicating that no other car could have done the job.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 16, 2015 at 6:49am

Thanks Laura.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 16, 2015 at 6:38am

Hey, Laura, thanks for the heads-up.  Please wish Joan my VERY best and that she Gets Well SOON!

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 16, 2015 at 1:45am

Laura, thanks for letting us know! Give Joan our best!!

Comment by Plinius on April 16, 2015 at 1:15am

It's the right place, Laura, thanks for posting! Give Joan our best wishes!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 16, 2015 at 1:14am

Thank you very much, Laura. Wish her well from all of us.

 

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