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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 Joan Denoo on January 1, 2018 at 3:00pm

Plinius, I like your New Year card! Such a sweet, engaging smile!

Ian, I like your card as well.

Randy, I have kept track of climate lore, too, and I find them not reliable, even as they make for remaining aware of climate patterns to help me with my gardening. I keep a Garden Journal. Littleton, CO is one mile higher in elevation than Denver, wild storms come across the Prarie and start their climb over the Rockies, leaving behind vast amounts of moisture before completing their ascent over the mountains. Right now, 01-01-2018, there is virtually no snow on the ground where sunlight hits. The grass remains bare of snow in sunny sports and snow stays in the shadows. Oh! Yes! I remember chilblains, too! 

Comment by Patricia on January 1, 2018 at 1:14pm

Oh yes, chilblains.....I remember them well.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 1, 2018 at 12:20pm

Ouch. I looked up chilblains. Keep warm.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 1, 2018 at 8:04am

What a way to begin a new year: -15 F this morning here in Indiana! Ever hear of "chilblains"? I've got it big time in the toes. Happens every year if I'm out in the cold for too long.

Happy New Year anyway! Now, if we could just do something about our so-called president. Nice cards, esp. the smiling child.

Joan, I enjoyed reading your list of "Winter Weather Lores". The only one I'm familiar with is the date of the first snow forecasting the number of snows to come. Not true, of course. I've kept track over the years.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2018 at 6:18am

That's a great 'smile' card. 

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2018 at 6:17am

Comment by Plinius on January 1, 2018 at 2:33am

I can't find a new years card but this one will do well enough: Health and happiness to all of you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2018 at 12:29am

May your 2018 be a year full of good health, happiness, and peace!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 31, 2017 at 11:36pm

Thanks and Happy New Year to you too.

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Comment by Patricia on December 31, 2017 at 8:08pm

The best to everyone in the new year.

Rick, Pat, Kiri, & Purrin.


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