"In the goddess religion, the snake/serpent was a symbol of wisdom, or wise advice. There are statues in museums all over the world of Athena, and other goddesses and priestesses with snakes beside them, twined around their arms, riding on their…"
A place to discus ethics from an atheist point of view. Atheists need to be prepared to respond when a theist claims that only morals and ethics come from a god. A place to understand the difference between natural and supernatural ethical systems.See More
"If you listen to the "patriotic" drivel that comes out of the Rethuglican party, and the mouths of people who call themselves patriots (is "patriot" a male word? As in the Latin word pater? "Fatherland…"
"A most interesting book: When God Was a Woman. by Merlin Stone....an archaeological/anthropological look at the past 20,000 - 30,000 years in Europe and Asia. I don't know how accurate all of it is, but most of it makes sense. The…"
"Mindy, I honestly don't think my childhood was any worse than that of any one else I knew...we all had problems of one kind or another. I'm kind of ashamed that I tended to run away from things I couldn't deal with any other…"
"OMN! I love pumpkin anything! Especially cheesecake with loads of cinnamon and ginger....and pecan halves on top.
Now, if only someone would make a cranberry sorbet, or ice, or something. I have a recipe in one of my "Frugal…"
"My parents were very social, liked to go camping, and travel till we moved here to Burbank when I was 5 (15 years after they were married.) Dad's ambition was to start his own business and resign from Union Oil Co. (even though he was…"
"Ian, I loved Charles Schulz for many reasons, but the two most important ones were his love of ice skating, and the fact that he was a non-believer.*********************************If you all want a good laugh, read the "rapture &…"
"Joan, my mother was born in 1905...the middle of 8 children...5 boys and 3 girls. (Two of them died before age 18...scarlet fever)
She quit school after the 8th grade to help feed the family. but she never stopped learning...married an…"
To answer your question of wed 'where is everybody' I thinkmmost of us are stranded at home. I'm iced /snowed in so bad l can't get in or out of the drive. Wish I was someplace where the weather would allow me to get out of the house. Hope you are well and mobile.