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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

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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 Joan Denoo on March 10, 2014 at 2:08am

Whole Earth plate tectonics. 

Red dots are today's quakes. 

yellow dotes are this past week's quakes. 

Comment by Plinius on March 10, 2014 at 2:06am

I hope you're all right Sk8eycat!

And yes Carl, we were glued to the screen when the old Cosmos was broadcast, and we saw it again on DVD. I'll miss Carl Sagan when I see the new series..

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2014 at 1:46am

Here is a closeup of the Eureka area:


Comment by sk8eycat on March 10, 2014 at 1:44am

There  were a couple of small quakes near Eureka some hours  before the big one hit offshore.  Seismologists said for years the there were no such things as "pre-quakes."  WRONG!

What scares me is that the southern end of the San Andreas has been "locked" for much too long...it makes a "dog-leg" about 50 miles north of us. I DO NOT WANT to be here when that lets go...as it will some day.

WHAT?!? 6.9 on teh Richter Scale? DO NOT WANT!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2014 at 1:39am

If my Google Earth is correct, the quakes occurred off the northern coast of CA near Eureka. There was a whole swarm of them along that fault line. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 10, 2014 at 1:18am

Chris, I'm really glad Cosmos is going to be broadcast world-wide.  I hope you enjoy it. Did you see the 1980 version with Carl Sagan?  I only saw it for the first time about three or four years ago when I rented the DVD's.  I missed it the first time around in 1980.   

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 10, 2014 at 1:13am

It's just past 1:00 AM here in Chicago, Sk8eycat.  I was just looking at the news headlines and saw that there have been earthquakes north and south of you. 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/10/us-usa-quake-california-i...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/10/us-quake-mexico-idUSBREA2...

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_25306804/two-earthquakes...

I hope these don't trigger an effect by you.  I'm thinking about you.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 10, 2014 at 1:07am

Aaackkk!  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Right where the San Andreas Fault intersects with another one...nobody's said anything about a coast-travelling tsunami...yet.

Comment by Plinius on March 10, 2014 at 12:58am

Will be here in a week, I'll watch it.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 9, 2014 at 11:13pm

Anyone else watching the new, updated "Cosmos" tonight?  It's beautiful, but, oh!  I miss Carl Sagan!  He wasn't the easiest person to get along with according to the people I knew at KCET who actually worked with him, but it was his production, and he wanted it just right.  He got what he wanted, and I'm still so proud of helping to raise the funds to get it on the air.

"Evolution is a FACT."  Immortal words.

 

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