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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 The Flying Atheist on April 28, 2014 at 5:01pm

I'm happy to hear about your good news, Mindy!

Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 4:34pm

Mindy, *APPLAUSE!*  (And a hug.)

Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 4:33pm

Brent, ahah!  So that's why it showed up on my login page this afternoon.  (*snicker!*)

Comment by Brent Feeney on April 28, 2014 at 4:10pm

BC is still in production. Here's the Wikipedia entry on the strip: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.C._(comic_strip)

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 28, 2014 at 4:03pm

Mindy! Good news! Now, on to great thoughts and actions that bring you joy, comfort, and satisfaction! 

Comment by kathy: ky on April 28, 2014 at 2:13pm
Mindy, good news about your test results.
Comment by sk8eycat on April 28, 2014 at 1:35pm

Apparently the "xian Archie" comics came out in the late 1960s, or early '70s, and were not published by the company that published the original comics.  I'm not even sure that they were done by the original artist-writer(s).  The major comic book publishers, usually had a stable of artists, and several might work on a single issue.  One artist-writer did all the "xian Archie" books.

Johnny Hart (B.C.) died in 2007, but the LA Times dropped "B.C." after the 2001 Easter fiasco, where a lit menorah slowly burned down into a cross, so I don't know if somebody else is doing the strip now, or if they're doing re-runs, or what...  (I mean the Times is reprinting "Peanuts") 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 28, 2014 at 1:28pm

Great news, Mindy. Glad to hear that you're not abnormal.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 28, 2014 at 12:58pm

Never heard about Archie, and I've been aware of Johnny Hart's predilection for christianity for longer than I care to think.

In both cases, anything associated with the other side of the conversation is set up as a straw man - no serious conversation or discussion of what atheism MIGHT be beyond that, which is predictable.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 28, 2014 at 12:39pm

Yay!

 

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