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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris yesterday. 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 Idaho Spud on January 12, 2013 at 11:15am

I remember guys trying to get me to hold the gunny-sack while they beat the bush to drive a snipe into the sack.  I didn't fall for it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 12, 2013 at 11:07am

Getting caught up here.....Happy Anniversary, Melinda!  Cheers to you and your guy.  :)

LOVED the 'Invisible' animals, Felaine.  I had to google 'snipe' to see what I was looking for.  All these years I thought it was just a mythical animal.  As boy scouts we were sent on snipe hunting missions in the dark on camping trips.  Never caught one despite numerous supposed sightings.  Yes, Dr Kellie, these events often ended with lots of laughing and screaming and kids running around like Keystone Cops in a dark field.   

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 12, 2013 at 11:06am

I couldn't find the snipe either, until I looked at Steph picture and looked for that.

I thought the deer was a turkey before I read the caption and looked for a deer.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 12, 2013 at 10:46am

Balloon furniture -ouch! Thanks for the snipe pic.

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:42am

sk8eycat there's a Common Snipe picture for you.

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:40am

sk8eycat, I would love for you to re-post your invisible animals to my Wildlife and Bird group. We would enjoy that.

I can put the links here for you.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/wildlife

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/birding-birders-and-all-things-birds

Comment by Steph S. on January 12, 2013 at 9:37am

Love the cat cartoon booklover.

Comment by dr kellie on January 12, 2013 at 7:03am

I never knew snipe hunting was a prompt for finding a make out spot, but I do remember many fun nights taking girls on snipe hunts.  It was always funny and usually ended in a herd of girls screaming and laughing and running through the woods.

Comment by Plinius on January 12, 2013 at 3:28am

Wonderful pics Sk8eycat! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by sk8eycat on January 12, 2013 at 1:01am

Steph, should I re-post the "invisible" animals to your Animals group?  I have a similar link for "invisible" owls, too.

Ruth, I think the snipe is white with a long skinny beak. 

I used to think snipes were a myth...sending innocent teens out on a "snipe hunt" was an unfunny prank played on camping trips... "snipe hunting" also meant driving to some secluded spot to "make out"  As in going to the "submarine races."

That was the mid-1950s.

 

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