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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 July 8, 2018 at 9:24am

Ian, do you get your water from a well? If so, is your water table still refreshing your aquifer? Are you rationing water?

Hopefully, those expected clouds and drops of rain will be generous!

We had a cold spell that broke yesterday, I think it was. Anyway, we are now in the 80-90°F daytime and cool nights. 

Comment by Ian Mason on July 8, 2018 at 8:43am

Indeed, Joan. The forecast is for a few clouds and drops of rain in the coming week but not much. There's a ban on bonfires etc. too. It reminds me of the big drought of '76 that hit a lot of Europe and even killed trees because the water table dropped so much.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2018 at 3:05am

Ian, your drought does not seem to be easing. 

Denmark's farmers fear huge drought losses

Comment by Patricia on July 8, 2018 at 2:25am

Well it is what it is, & we now have a good, caring family dr. & the surgeon I have is terrific. Now its up to the hospital to get me booked, & I have to say, the sooner, the better.

Rick is flying home tomorrow, & he sounded really good on the phone today.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2018 at 2:06am

Patricia, I hate the thought of you having a misdiagnosis that prolonged your pain. So sorry to learn of the increased deterioration of your second hop. I hope the next procedure will bring you relief. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 8, 2018 at 1:57am

Plinius, I wish you could get a source of water to the roof and your garden. I don't suppose the landlord would be up to the task. It is worth a try, especially since your heat wave. 

According to my conversion chart, 100 litres is equal to more than 26 gallons. My gosh! How do you get all that water to your plants? 

Comment by Patricia on July 8, 2018 at 1:45am

Both hips have been trouble for over 20 years, & I spent 5 years in agony with the right one because of a mis-diagnosis. After that doctor left for another town, we got a new one who got it right.

After that replacement the surgeon thought it may help my left one settle a bit with taking some pressure off......it didn't work that way, & went the opposite instead.

Comment by Plinius on July 8, 2018 at 1:15am

You had to revalidate the first hip and probably hurt the second hip in the process. Revalidating after the next operation should be more easy...

Comment by Patricia on July 7, 2018 at 10:19pm

Thanks Ruth. My family dr saw the x-rays & told me it is now worse than the first hip. Just hard to believe how quickly it deteriorated since my first replacement 8 months ago.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 7, 2018 at 10:14pm

Sorry to hear of your hip pain, Patricia. I look forward to your surgery to fix it.

 

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