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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 11:00am

Snifters of snow, then rain, then another snifter. All winter long. I am eager to see how lilacs and tulips tolerate such conditions. Cary hosted me for dinner out last night to a most delicious chicken meal. It was served with rice and quinoa with cranberries and delicious light green slivers of Granny Smith Apple on top. Perfect blending of flavors. 

With Feb 1, the beginning of Imbolc, meaning lamb's milk, the Celtic beginning of spring and Feb 2 Groundhog's Day, marks the halfway point of winter on our calendar. Our groundhogs did not see their shadows in Spokane either. 

Richard Goscicki's book, Pot Stories and Humanist Essays provide me a wonderful time during this unpredictable winter's day. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 10:30am

Carl, I love the beer truck "commercial"! It sounded like the pushers were even having fun and a bit of excitement, trying to stay away from other parked cars. 

Kathy, very good advice for others as well, " I decided at this age l won't do anything l don't have to."

Felaine, in response to your comment, I Googled " Sr. Nutrition Program, Spokane, WA. and found several sources. Meal on Wheels is one and there was one funded by USDA US Dept of Agriculture, that coordinates with farmers and Senior Services to get food to low-income people. There was a couple of other small group programs. You may have something in your area that you could find via the internet.  

Mindy, I always know you provide great comments, and especially when others comment about them. Sorry, our machines don't talk to each other sometimes. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 4, 2015 at 9:54am

Another great one Mindy.  Pilfering it.

Comment by Plinius on February 4, 2015 at 9:43am

I love that one, Mindy!

Comment by Plinius on February 4, 2015 at 5:10am

My inner voice said the same, Ian, and it's probably very sensible that we listen to it. I hope you are close to public transport. 

The only machine I'm rather comfortable with is my old sewing machine - at least there's no approaching traffic when I use it... 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 3, 2015 at 8:58pm

Carl...I spent one December hiatus with a friend in Chicago...lotsa snow on the ground.  I learned how to make "snow angels..."  at age 20.   There was also SURF on Lake Michigan.  Wish I'd had a camera with me.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 3, 2015 at 8:55pm

Kathy, I'm 75, and my night vision was always bad, but I didn't sell my car till 2 years ago, and in SoCal, that's almost social suicide. 

I thought I would save enough on insurance, maintenance, taxes, and gasoline to pay for the occasional taxi.  HAH!  The cost of everything else went UP-UP-UP!

I think I'm going to register with our town's Sr. Nutrition program so that I'll be sure of having at least one meal a day....  I don't even know how much it costs these days.  We had it for Mother 20+ years ago...then it was $5 a week.  A real bargain!  And she liked the food.

Comment by k.h. ky on February 3, 2015 at 8:12pm
Carl, that video reminds me of when I was a child living in the Chicago area. School was rarely canceled. Down here it's canceled a lot. Far to many roads to have children riding buses on when the weather is bad.
Comment by k.h. ky on February 3, 2015 at 8:08pm
Ian, good news for you. Happy to hear it. As for driving it's a necessity in this area. No public transportation at all. I've done it so long l don't mind it. Except as we age our night vision goes. Mine's going fast.
If l were just beginning to drive l don't think I would start. I decided at this age l won't do anything l don't have to.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 3, 2015 at 7:21pm
 

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