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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 Randall Smith on December 15, 2014 at 3:47pm

Mindy, we have a Meijer's close by. I'd rate it somewhere between a Target and Walmart, maybe a B- grade.

Joan, I'm inspired to make some use of the "churches and children" site as a counter to my grandchildren's grandmother (my fanatical ex). I've been wondering how, and this might be the ammo I can use!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 15, 2014 at 3:41pm

Whew, I'm back, after a couple of "irritable bowel" days. Vomiting, bloating, cramps--the yucks. From where? My granddaughter, it appears. As luck would have it, I had a scheduled doctor's appointment this morning (Mon). I had an Xray of the abdomen for signs of blockage. Again, whew, nothing. I'm slowing feeling better. A huge upper arm scrape from a throw rug tumble (Fri) was cleaned and bandaged, too.  I'm going to stop telling people to "have a nice weekend", e.g. That's too close to praying, isn't it? What good does it do?

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 2:11pm

mal = bad, evil

I forgot to send the address for "mal" in Latin means bad, evil. 

I wasn't able to send the photo, and the site is worth taking time to visit. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 2:06pm

Sorry, I am having problems sending photos. I just had an upgrade and we need to do some tweaking. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 2:04pm

I found it, Ian. It was Copenhagen, Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall, Banquet Hall. 

Doesn't that look red to you? 

Whatever! I experienced Denmark as a beautiful country with very nice people. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:54pm

Ian, this is how I remember Copenhagen, incredibly bright colors, even along the roadways. Of course, there were the museums and the blue hall that was red or the red hall that was blue. 

Comment by Loren Miller on December 15, 2014 at 1:42pm

@Joan Nope ... not celebrating.  Sorry!  [grin!]

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:36pm

Ian, you will be in for a great treat, the concert by Kraftwork. As I remember the ferry ride, the waters were so blue and looked very deep. The sky was clear blue, not a cloud in sight. The countryside fields, all dressed in green, and the houses painted in bright colors, left an impression on me and that trip probably was in the 1980s. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:25pm

Ian, I wasn't able to hear the Kraftwork, Autobahn. Try this and see if it comes through.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2014 at 1:19pm

A hat tip to Cleveland! 

Seven-pound, 14-ounce Hazel Grace was born at 10:11 a.m. on 12/13/1...

Are you celebrating Loren? 

 

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