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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 September 25, 2014 at 12:54pm

Mindy, of course you want to know what the problems are and the prognosis! It will depend on Dale's age and comfort level in order to make decisions. 
I am so very, very, grateful for the diagnostic work that can be done on animals and humans. 
How is Dale acting at home now? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 24, 2014 at 10:58pm

Spud, your cartoon is so sweet. 

And another for Dale. 

Comment by kathy: ky on September 24, 2014 at 12:47pm
Poor Dale. Maybe it's time Mindy. Sam, my eight year old rottweiler mix, hasn't been feeling well the past few days. I think these cold nights are hurting him already. He loves to ride in the car. I think I'm going to take him for a last ride to the vet. I won't have him going down hard. Blind, sick, and in pain like my last two did. Now I've got to get the courage to take him before he does get ill.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 24, 2014 at 10:46am

Thanks for the compliment, Randy.  I just hate seeing beloved creatures suffer, whether human or not. 

That's a cute picture of Dora and Dale, Mindy.  I'm just curious, do they sleep together or do they each have their own space? 

Comment by Plinius on September 24, 2014 at 10:21am

I made a game from brushing the cats when they were very young: I showed them the brush, let them play with it and after some time they understood that it was just another way of scratching and stroking them. Now they argue who's first when I get the brush - usually Luna wins and Dido waits patiently.

Comment by Plinius on September 24, 2014 at 9:57am

A beautiful couple, Mindy! New to me that Dale is a longhair. My friend has her longhairs shaved once a year, to help them get rid of the tangles and the old hair. That is, on top of their daily combing. But losing weight... hm.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 24, 2014 at 7:20am
Carl, you're quite a guy. Here you are with your health issues, awaiting a possible kidney transplant, and you're concerned about Mindy's cat! Your attitude is remarkable and inspiring (re: your comment on my recent blog). Here's wishing you all the best.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 24, 2014 at 6:59am

Get well soon Dale.

Comment by Plinius on September 24, 2014 at 12:20am

Poor Dale! I hope you get good news, Mindy!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 23, 2014 at 10:34pm

Mindy, I, too, hope good news comes and Dale is comfortable. I am really sorry to learn of his condition. 

 

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