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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 10 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 Qiana-Maieev on June 16, 2016 at 1:56pm

Be well Flying Atheist.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 16, 2016 at 1:49pm

Sorry to hear that, Carl but good to know that you're still going strong. I know from previous work experience that people can experience minor strokes and then have no trouble at all afterwards if reasonable precautions are taken. I hope your medication has the desired effect.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 16, 2016 at 1:26pm

Good to hear about Dot, Randall.

Ouch! That's scary news, Flying Atheist. I have a home BP test machine, but often forget to use it. Do you check your own BP? Are you on a low salt diet? so many foods have hidden sodium, like bagels.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 16, 2016 at 12:13pm

Carl, please stay healthy.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 16, 2016 at 11:28am

Carl, that's good news; I hope things stay that way for many decades -- no signs of impairment, and carrying on with a full life! What Chris and Joan said!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2016 at 11:14am

Carl, bummer! The good news, you "feel fine ...  and have no signs of physical impairment". 

Comment by Plinius on June 16, 2016 at 10:44am

That's quite something, Carl! I hope you can get the blood pressure down and keep a good mood!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 16, 2016 at 10:29am

Hi, all.  I came home from the hospital yesterday.  Went in Sunday by ambulance.  MRI shows I had a small stroke.  They kept me for a few days because my blood pressure was sky high.  Have a new drug now to hopefully keep it lower.  I'm actually doing well and feeling fine.  I'm lucky to have no signs of physical impairment.  The whole episode is quite disturbing to say the least, but I carry on!     

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2016 at 8:18am

Randy, very good news, indeed! Thankfully, the farmer was sensible and compassionate. He was kind. Laura's neighbor shoots dogs that come onto his place. Thankfully, Dominic does not roam. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 16, 2016 at 6:11am

Joan, dog Dot was found by me safely caged up by some farmer. My phone number on her collar was undecipherable, so he went on Facebook and the Humane Society website to put out the word. I didn't think to look there. But all's well that ends well. Dot's doing fine, despite the heat. Thanks for asking.

 

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