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CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

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

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

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

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 21, 2017 at 12:12am

Carbondale, Illinois is getting 100% totality.  That's about a six hour car drive from Chicago.  I've heard hotels have been booked for months.  Amtrak runs from Chicago to Carbondale.  Apparently a train full of people from Chicago is expected to arrive in Carbondale in the morning and then return later in the day.  That would be a very fun day trip!

Comment by kathy: ky on August 20, 2017 at 11:58pm
But we will be under a heat advisory :(
Comment by kathy: ky on August 20, 2017 at 11:57pm
Carl, BB, everyone's welcome to join me. At 100% totality just eight minutes away : )
Or we can stay here with 99%
Either way it would be fun.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 20, 2017 at 10:21pm

Bertold, the front deck with neighbors and mimosas sounds exquisite, eclipse or not.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 20, 2017 at 10:14pm

Here in Chicago we're getting 86.6% eclipse coverage which I first thought was pretty decent, but then I've read the following in the local press:

Unless you are looking at the eclipse in Chicago, you probably won't even notice it's going on, according to Annie Vedder, the Adler Planetarium's curator of experience.

"It won't get noticeably dark here. Our sun is so bright," Vedder said. "The moon will take a little cookie bite out of the sun."

So that's rather disappointing.  And to top it off, tomorrow is supposed to be hot and humid with thunderstorms.  Yuck!

I hope the rest of you have good viewing weather.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 20, 2017 at 10:05pm

We're at 97% totality. Watching from the front deck with neighbors and mimosas.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 20, 2017 at 10:04pm

Comment by kathy: ky on August 20, 2017 at 9:39pm
Ian, it's not hot yet. Lol. Welcome to my world.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 20, 2017 at 9:35pm

Comment by Ian Mason on August 20, 2017 at 6:09pm

Quite right, Cathy. Over the river and a little bit further.

 

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