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CAP - Carnival of Atheist Parenting

SOMETHING NEW!!!!!!!!!CAP:  Carnival for Atheist Parentinghttp://taytayhser.blogspot.com.au/p/cap-carnival-of-atheist-parenting.htmlWhat is a blog carnival?  Follow the link and find out!Please consider sharing…See More
Sep 29, 2013
Michael Penn commented on Karen Loethen's blog post All-Knowing, All-Powerful, Ever Loving God
"All  religious belief is "circular reasoning." This applies as well to UFO's and the study of the paranormal. It all depends on what point you got into the circle at, and then it goes around until it repeats itself, often with…"
Jan 2, 2013
Michael OL commented on Karen Loethen's blog post All-Knowing, All-Powerful, Ever Loving God
"Today's dominant religions have had many centuries over which to develop and codify their creeds.  Lots of smart people with deeply vested interests have worked through their respective doctrines to charm, ensnare, cajole and contain…"
Dec 31, 2012
Future commented on Karen Loethen's blog post All-Knowing, All-Powerful, Ever Loving God
"Theistic faith is a life long exercize in circular reasoning, where big gaps in the circle are patched up with a mixture of "God works in mysterious ways", "He gave us Free Will", "he/she is in a better place now", and…"
Dec 31, 2012
Karen Loethen posted a blog post

All-Knowing, All-Powerful, Ever Loving God

One thing I truly struggle with, as an atheist, as a person, as a friend to believers, is that huge gap between what REALLY IS and what believers have to do in order to continue making sense of reality through the eyes of their belief.  They must redefine words and phrases again and again.  They must find a way to hold "free will" and "God's will" together in one hand and figure out how those concepts can adequately explain things.  Believers must repeat, like mantra, again and again "God is…See More
Dec 31, 2012
Tricky-D Frontenac liked Karen Loethen's blog post 'Tis the Season
Dec 21, 2012
Stuart M Rees commented on Karen Loethen's blog post 'Tis the Season
"This is such a made up issue. For as long as I can remember the term “the Holidays” was interchangeable “Christmas time.” It never had anything to do with theism vs. atheism, it was just one of many ways of describing that…"
Dec 13, 2012
Ted Foureagles commented on Karen Loethen's blog post 'Tis the Season
"If a Christian wishes me a Merry Christmas, or a Jew Happy Hanukkah, or whatever, I take it as them wishing me well from their perspective, and see it as a good thing.  If they expect to be responded to in like kind, they can either take my…"
Dec 11, 2012
TERESA NATHANSON commented on Karen Loethen's blog post 'Tis the Season
"Very-Very nice Karen! I agree CIEN POR CIENTO!!! GRACIAS!!!"
Dec 11, 2012
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James Kz commented on Karen Loethen's blog post 'Tis the Season
"I do not wish Merry Christmas. As a Wiccan I used to respond with Joyous Yule, which usually got puzzled looks. I do respond today with a suitable secular response: A happy holiday to you too, enjoy your holidays too, or sometimes just "thank…"
Dec 11, 2012
Loren Miller commented on Karen Loethen's blog post 'Tis the Season
"I STILL want to say, "Merry Uddyuffs," but it seems that no one remembers that episode of the Dick Van Dyke Show.[sigh] And so it goes..."
Dec 11, 2012
Future commented on Karen Loethen's blog post 'Tis the Season
"I once was told by a Christian that as an atheist, we shouldn't be referring to or wishing anyone "happy holidays", because the word holiday has the origin of "holy day".  I said "yes, words have origins -…"
Dec 11, 2012
Dave Godfrey commented on Karen Loethen's blog post 'Tis the Season
"I'll stick with Merry Christmas. It's tradition, it's simpler and you don't get funny looks. It's also as harmless and as meaningless as saying 'Bless you' when somebody sneezes. Perhaps it makes me a hypocrite…"
Dec 11, 2012
Randall Smith commented on Karen Loethen's blog post 'Tis the Season
"Right on! There's absolutely no sense in "dissing" the holiday spirit or the believers in Santa and God. Live and let live. Happy Holidays to you. Merry Christmas, too!"
Dec 11, 2012

ATHEIST HOMESCHOOLERS!

Welcome to the minority!
Actually there are many of us out there, you just have to know where to look. I welcome all homeschoolers to find a way to connect here on my page. As i work out the kinks, I'll figure that one out.
For now, I'm looking for YOU!
I do have a homeschool store too, but that is not why I am here...just thought I'd mention it...LOL.

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CAP - Carnival of Atheist Parenting

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SOMETHING NEW!!!!!!!!!



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All-Knowing, All-Powerful, Ever Loving God

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 7:17am 3 Comments

One thing I truly struggle with, as an atheist, as a person, as a friend to believers, is that huge gap between what REALLY IS and what believers have to do in order to continue making sense of reality through the eyes of their belief.  They must redefine words and phrases again and again.  They must find a way to hold "free will" and "God's will" together in one hand and figure out how those concepts can adequately explain things.  Believers must repeat, like…

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'Tis the Season

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 5:52am 8 Comments

I *will* say "Happy Holidays". 



Because I am disrespecting Christmas and Christians?

Absolutely and Resoundingly NO.  It is because I speak very deliberately and I use words and expressions thoughtfully and I choose to include all people I see in my good wishes.

When I say "Happy…

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Hot Air

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:34am 2 Comments

I think it matters what you call things.  I guess it is true that a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.  But you can't ignore the fact that words are powerful.  Words have the ability to bring one's emotion up to the heights or down to the lowest depth.  Words are powerful.  That is why I am quite militant about language and the use of certain words.

I'm not a freak about your spelling (though mine will, in general, be correct).  I'm not the punctuation police or the grammar…

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At 8:05pm on February 13, 2011, Rev. Mathew G. Thompson said…

Hi Karen,

Thanks for the comment and the monumental thumb up for my poem.

My son thinks I get a little snarky, too, with some of the things I write but I try to offset it with humor once in a while.

 

Love Calvin and Hobbes, btw.

 

Rev

 

 

 

At 12:03pm on December 12, 2010, Bryanderthal said…

Thanks for your comments! I've read to him some other creation stories but he really laughed at and commented most about the Jewish mythological narrative. There is a good kids book about creation myths out there somewhere... Think I should go track it down.

At 5:07pm on September 14, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Karen, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers who recognise how religions and fictional gods deceive and control vulnerable superstitious people beginning with innocent defenceless children.

How tragic and inexcusable it is too that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 315 discussion topics.
We invite you to join us and 1845 others.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 4:58am on September 14, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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