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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 March 20, 2015 at 4:44am

View of Rotterdam with eclipse. The clouds are so thick that it all looks like an average gloomy winter day.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 3:33am

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 3:30am

Chris, I am getting a good geology lesson. I also had to look up Faröer Islands. I have been trying to figure out how to get a photo of my Google World Map shots to send but nothing I tried worked. Guess I will have to go to the store and have a lesson. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 3:23am

I agree, Ian, Chris is not only a survivor, she is a thriver! I think she is about the most resilient person I have met, here or elsewhere. Isn't it nice to have such resourceful people in our midst?!

Comment by Ian Mason on March 20, 2015 at 2:45am

You sound like you're coping, Chris. I think that's the best we "creakers" can do. In the film I saw recently Stephen Hawking says that his philosophy of life is that "there's always something in life you can succeed at. Enjoy it".

Cloudy here too, so no eclipse. I've been at work all night so I'll sleep through it anyway.

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 1:47am

I was mistaken. The eclipse is total at the Faröer Islands, not the Hebrides. And I won't see anything; it's misty and hazy here.

Comment by Plinius on March 20, 2015 at 1:44am

I'm 61, Katy.

What would you like to discuss? Your older relatives? I neglected them too, and most were dead before I was 20.

Comment by kathy: ky on March 20, 2015 at 12:22am
Chris, I'm interested in your opinion. I'll take any help (life experience) l can find.
I always wish I had paid more attention to my older relatives. I'm not implying you are older ;)
Comment by kathy: ky on March 19, 2015 at 9:41pm
I looked at the path of 2017 eclipse and it seems like we'll have close to 100% totality.
Comment by kathy: ky on March 19, 2015 at 6:27pm
Pat, the eclipse will be that close to you it won't be a couple hundred miles from me. The first one my gdaughters will see and only a second one for me.
I hope Carl is comfortable. Surgeries are painful. At leastall of mine were.
 

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