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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Nov 30. 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 Joan Denoo on February 20, 2013 at 1:10am

Cat and Dog!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 20, 2013 at 12:58am

I like the Secular Creed, too.
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Poor Marvin...trying to unscrew the inscrutable...  Cats...you never know what they're going to do next.  Wish I was that limber.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 20, 2013 at 12:15am

I like the Secular Creed, booklover.

Good night all.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 19, 2013 at 4:20pm

Some of the Danish licorice is very salty - it's called "saltlakrids". And there's even a "salmiak" variety that, I believe, tastes like ammonia. Can't stand licorice at any price. Chocolate is the true food of the gods.

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2013 at 9:28am

I don't know the Scandinavian licorice - is it as salty as the Dutch licorice? Most people hate it. Try some if you ever land at Schiphol.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 19, 2013 at 9:17am

Chris, I'm glad to hear to didn't give up licorice.  I sure love that Scandinavian licorice! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 19, 2013 at 9:14am

Chris, I like your way of thinking.

Comment by Plinius on February 19, 2013 at 7:27am

Don't be afraid of the veggieburgers, Ruth, you'll die anyway. When I look back on all my bad habits in the last 50 years the veggieburgers won't kill me. Up till now I kicked smoking, junk food, drinking more than 2 glasses of alcohol, carbo hydrates, almost kicked eating salty liquorice - but I still live in a rather traffic polluted street and I'm even starting a vegetable garden here four floors above the traffic. I refuse to be too precise; it makes life unpleasant.  

Comment by Ian Mason on February 18, 2013 at 11:54pm

Patricia, that's hilarious.

Ruth, hope your brain comes back tanned and rested.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 18, 2013 at 6:35pm

Guess I prefer different music than you do, Napoleon. I found Iggy Pop new values lyrics too Dominator for my taste.

Tea and telly sounds cozy for a cold Denmark evening, Ian.

I used to enjoy veggie burgers, Chris. Then Is read that they were processed in a way to possibly have neurotoxic hexane residue. Now I'm afraid to eat them.

My brain is on holiday this evening. Bye all.

 

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