• After a server upgrade, website only displays in pre-update version. How do I fix this?

    The details: three days ago the website (freethoughtblogs.com, if that matters) underwent a server upgrade. Since then, I basically see a three-days-ago, mid-upgrade-so-partially-disabled version of it. The problem only exists on my computer: the website opens just fine on others. I've tried opening it in three different browsers (FF, Chrome... show more
    The details: three days ago the website (freethoughtblogs.com, if that matters) underwent a server upgrade. Since then, I basically see a three-days-ago, mid-upgrade-so-partially-disabled version of it. The problem only exists on my computer: the website opens just fine on others. I've tried opening it in three different browsers (FF, Chrome and IE) and the problem is the same in all three of them, so it's not browser-related. Does anyone know how to go about fixing this?
    1 answer · Other - Internet · 7 years ago
  • What is a word that describes a book or document in the process of being written?

    A noun OR adjective will do. I'm really stumped. Thanks for the help; will choose 'Best Answer'.
    A noun OR adjective will do. I'm really stumped. Thanks for the help; will choose 'Best Answer'.
    3 answers · Words & Wordplay · 7 years ago
  • How would knowing that God exists impede free will?

    The Bible has a tradition of people knowing God and disobeying him, running from Eve to Jonah, with several false-god-worshipping Israelites in between. So why do I keep hearing that if God revealed himself, that would impede free will?
    The Bible has a tradition of people knowing God and disobeying him, running from Eve to Jonah, with several false-god-worshipping Israelites in between. So why do I keep hearing that if God revealed himself, that would impede free will?
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • What is the spiritual message of this story?

    In an experiment, 10 monkeys were placed in a closed cage with a bunch of bananas hanging from the ceiling. As soon as the monkeys tried to reach for the bananas, they were hosed down with cold water, so after a couple of attempts, they quit trying. Later on, one of the monkeys was replaced with a newcomer. Right away, the newcomer jumped for the... show more
    In an experiment, 10 monkeys were placed in a closed cage with a bunch of bananas hanging from the ceiling. As soon as the monkeys tried to reach for the bananas, they were hosed down with cold water, so after a couple of attempts, they quit trying. Later on, one of the monkeys was replaced with a newcomer. Right away, the newcomer jumped for the bananas, but the other monkeys attacked him and prevented him from reaching them. Next, another monkey was replaced. The new monkey, once again, reached for the bananas, only to be stopped by the others, including the newcomer from the previous stage. A few more stages down the line, the cage contained 10 monkeys who were never hosed down with cold water, but would aggressively try to stop any monkey from reaching for the bananas. Why? BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY WE DO THINGS AROUND HERE.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Christians who ignore 1Cor.14:34-35, do you like the name Faith or Jordan?

    This has been a remix of a couple of our favorite bots.
    This has been a remix of a couple of our favorite bots.
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Serious question to Christians regarding omnipotence?

    Can your God do anything _at all_ or just anything _logically possible_?
    Can your God do anything _at all_ or just anything _logically possible_?
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Who will be next year's converts?

    What are your predictions? Who will be the atheist regulars that will see the light of blind faith? Or skip directly from "zero gods" to "many gods"? Which fundies will suddenly decide to throw off the ol' shackles? How many more of its finest will Islam lose to agnosticism? Place your bets, you guys.
    What are your predictions? Who will be the atheist regulars that will see the light of blind faith? Or skip directly from "zero gods" to "many gods"? Which fundies will suddenly decide to throw off the ol' shackles? How many more of its finest will Islam lose to agnosticism? Place your bets, you guys.
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • "Atheists, prove to me that you have a brain" - ironic or what? (more inside)?

    I have many time heard this "argument" from the religious, claiming essentially that since we can incontrovertibly prove nothing, we should be open to believe in anything. The thing that they fail to realize is that the evidence in favor of me (or anyone else) having a brain is the same as the evidence against God existing, namely: the... show more
    I have many time heard this "argument" from the religious, claiming essentially that since we can incontrovertibly prove nothing, we should be open to believe in anything. The thing that they fail to realize is that the evidence in favor of me (or anyone else) having a brain is the same as the evidence against God existing, namely: the fact that consciousness is not known to exist without a brain. Ironic or what?
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Atheists! Srsly! Are you an R&S literalist?

    I think I just became an R&S literalist. In this new spirit of literal interpretation of R&S, I have actually gotten up, stumbled to the fridge and poured myself a *drink*, after many a sinful occasion of just paying the holy *drink* empty lip service. Now I can truly say I have the spirit *wink* in me.
    I think I just became an R&S literalist. In this new spirit of literal interpretation of R&S, I have actually gotten up, stumbled to the fridge and poured myself a *drink*, after many a sinful occasion of just paying the holy *drink* empty lip service. Now I can truly say I have the spirit *wink* in me.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Spiritually speaking, what's with all the...?

    Are all the serial posters of verses regarding female subjugation in the NT flash-mobbing, or are they actually doing it independently?
    Are all the serial posters of verses regarding female subjugation in the NT flash-mobbing, or are they actually doing it independently?
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Is this the funnest possible fact about religion?

    Did you know that Vatican City has an average of 2.27 popes per square kilometer?
    Did you know that Vatican City has an average of 2.27 popes per square kilometer?
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Spiritually singing, I don't care if the sun don't shine...?

    I don't care if the sun don't shine, I get my dinner in the evenin' time, When I eat my babby!
    I don't care if the sun don't shine, I get my dinner in the evenin' time, When I eat my babby!
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • "Opiate of the masses": is this phrase misunderstood?

    Karl Marx did use the phrase "religion is the opiate of the masses", but in his day, opium was mainly used not as a recreational drug, but as a painkiller for the sick. He claimed religion gives comfort to people who need it badly. Here's the phrase in context: "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a... show more
    Karl Marx did use the phrase "religion is the opiate of the masses", but in his day, opium was mainly used not as a recreational drug, but as a painkiller for the sick. He claimed religion gives comfort to people who need it badly. Here's the phrase in context: "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions." Now atheists, I am sure few of you care about what Karl Marx wrote, but I do know that you wouldn't like to inadvertently be caught workin' in the quote mine.
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • "Evolutionists", consider radioactive decay for a moment?

    Quote from Wikipedia on radiometric dating: Radiometric dating is a technique used to date materials, usually based on a comparison between the observed abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, using known decay rates. It is the principal source of information about the absolute age of rocks and other... show more
    Quote from Wikipedia on radiometric dating: Radiometric dating is a technique used to date materials, usually based on a comparison between the observed abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, using known decay rates. It is the principal source of information about the absolute age of rocks and other geological features, including the age of the Earth itself, and can be used to date a wide range of natural and man-made materials. Together with stratigraphic principles, radiometric dating methods are used in geochronology to establish the geological time scale. Now, to the actual question: It's been over a 100 years since humanity learned to tell time by radiometric dating, based on the completely natural process of radioactive decay. Wouldn't it be fair to say that radioactive decay is... well... a watch without a watchmaker?
    21 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Spiritually speaking... Are you happier now that the gods are dying?

    Are you happier now that the gods are dying? Or do you dream of Heston with omniscient beard? You should be happier now, with no one to pray to Or would you love to break your knees from begging and praying?
    Are you happier now that the gods are dying? Or do you dream of Heston with omniscient beard? You should be happier now, with no one to pray to Or would you love to break your knees from begging and praying?
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • The gods are just and of our pleasant vices make instruments to plague us?

    Let's see if anyone here reads something other than the Bible.
    Let's see if anyone here reads something other than the Bible.
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago