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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 December 16, 2014 at 10:54pm

Ian, I can't remember where I was, either. I will have to get my passport out to see where all I was. The first research project was in western Europe. I wanted to learn about seven factors, birth, death, family life, child care, elder care, health care, and family violence. The embassies set up meetings for me in working class facilities and interviews with people. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 16, 2014 at 8:14pm

OUCH!  Sorry to hear it, Carl, but glad it was caught.  You stay well, dude!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 16, 2014 at 7:44pm

Sorry to hear your bad news, Flying Atheist. Good luck with that medication.

Comment by Pat on December 16, 2014 at 7:39pm

Carl, don't let this stuff get you down. Stay strong.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2014 at 7:31pm

Ian, Don't worry, you will get the hang of driving with practice. Glad to learn you drove on a practice spot with only cones to bump into. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2014 at 7:27pm

Chris, I love your lesson plan! and the song choice! What a treasure you are for your students, 

I'm sure you are aware of Terry Meaden's groundbreaking work in England and the Neolithic Age artifacts. I wonder what kind of artifacts exists in The Netherlands? Because the land was claimed from the sea, there may be few.

My part of the world has some scattered artifacts because of the Ice Age and The Great Missoula Floods that washed everything in its flow to the sea. There is Marmes Rockshelter that yielded thousands of Stone Age artifacts. Sadly, flood waters covered it when new dams went in to produce electrical power. 

You might be interested in seeing the effects of the Ice Age floods o Lake Missoula in the Palouse area of my state. Much of the land is scabland, some of it is rich farmland and these are photo of Palouse Canyon, ripped away by flood waters some 12,000 years ago. 

Comment by Steph S. on December 16, 2014 at 7:24pm

Carl, so sorry to hear the news of your stroke. I hope the medications help you get better soon.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2014 at 6:46pm

Carl, I am so very sorry to learn of your stroke, mild or otherwise. Will this delay your transplant? 

Comment by Ian Mason on December 16, 2014 at 1:35pm

Sorry to hear that, Carl. You've got enough on your plate already. My sister-in-law recently had what the hospital called a "mini stroke" which was quite a fright but she was told that it was unlikely to happen again so I hope you're in the same position.

A great lesson plan, Chris. I can imagine it was very popular.

Today I had my first try at driving a car. NOT a success. I think someone kept changing the pedals round and someone had left some bloody silly plastic cones on the track and I couldn't avoid hitting them.

Comment by Plinius on December 16, 2014 at 1:31pm

Carl, no! As if you had nothing to worry about! Sending good vibes your way...

 

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