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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Thursday. 9 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

degrading love — part one (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 22. 11 Replies

Love is by many considered among the highest of positive emotions.  Yet when love of the type offered by deities is examined, something seems to go seriously wrong.  The love of Yahweh seems less a gift than a demand, not so much beneficence as a…Continue

Tags: TheraminTrees, god, love

Ning, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 13. 47 Replies

I just got the following notice from Ning yesterday, (31 October, 2016), in the wake of this latest website outage:As some of you may be aware, we experienced a system outage earlier this morning. The cause was due to a specific network…Continue

Tags: downtime, Atheist Nexus, Ning

Introducing Douglas Murray

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 7. 4 Replies

Most of us who have been around atheism for a while know the heavyweights of our ilk.  Names like Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Dillahunty and AronRa get nearly daily mention in posts and discussions on Atheist Nexus.  One name I was…Continue

Tags: Agatan Foundation, Douglas Murray

If There's a God - She's a Woman - The Author T

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chris Nov 3. 4 Replies

I came across this story and thought some here might find it interesting and humorous.It’s titled:If There’s a GodShe’s a WomanFrom the Series:Things You Can Learn from a VaginaIts on the website TheAuthorT.com under the tab, “Free to Read…Continue

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by k.h. ky Oct 30. 35 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

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Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 10, 2012 at 1:20am

I found this going through old files… the analogy is so… dead on.

Comment by Gwaithmir on March 7, 2012 at 5:30pm
Comment by sk8eycat on March 1, 2012 at 4:59pm

The old biddies in the church I went to as a teen-ager loooooved "In the Garden."  The really funny thing is that the song was written by a man.  Maybe he should have titled it, "In the closet."

Comment by sk8eycat on March 1, 2012 at 2:48pm

LOL!  I always think of a lonely middle-aged spinster singing, "And he walks with me, and he talks with me, and he tells me I am his own."  Sounds like there's more romantic longing than worshipful praise in that one.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 29, 2012 at 11:42pm

I have thought for years (decades) that saying something like, "Gawd wuz lookin' out fer me today," is the height of arrogance.  Especially when other people, just as religious or just plain good, have been killed or maimed.

If you listen closely to xians, you'll learn that the whole religion is about "Me-Me-Me."  "Jesus Loves Me," "My lord and savior," and on and on.

That was one of the many things that finally turned me off about the whole megillah.  And most other monotheistic religions aren't much better.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 29, 2012 at 1:24am

Profound thought:

Comment by Loren Miller on February 21, 2012 at 7:01am

I just saw this on CNN.com's home page this morning, and I thought I would share it with you ... because A|N IS an international community, and maybe sometimes we need a reminder that our problems are not necessarily unique to us ... or to U.S., if you get my meaning.

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2012 at 12:44am

http://youtu.be/yn-eejMcmuA

The lies they tell you! Not one word of truth about what he says on the Netherlands.

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2012 at 12:27am

I don't envy you at all! What about that last line: that life begins at conception? I hate to think of the consequences - even less women´s rights.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 18, 2012 at 11:12pm

Thanks for letting us know, Chris. That's a horrifying precedent.

 

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