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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 Qiana-Maieev on May 16, 2016 at 1:41pm

Good to see you back safe, Randall. 

Kenny G? Shouldn't it be Yanni's music playing in Greece?

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 16, 2016 at 11:06am

Randy, glad to have you back and read a little about your trip to Greece!!! Your daughter as companion sounds invigorating mentally and physically. I don't remember the city of Thessalonika, but the holes we dug and the artifacts we found in the outskirts were memorable. 

Our A/N down time has been a bummer, hopefully, it is all cleared up. 

Comment by Donald L. Engel on May 16, 2016 at 10:33am

Welcome back, Randall.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 16, 2016 at 7:25am

I'm back, and it's good to be able to read and comment here at A/N. I understand there's been some problems. Glad to have missed them.

My trip to Greece with my daughter (age 42) was all I expected it to be, with a few exceptions: the Acropolis was closed due to Greece's Easter (May 1); there was a public transportation strike for 4 days that disrupted travel; airports play nothing but Kenny G (whom I loathe); and airplane travel is no fun.

Other than that, northern Greece and Corfu was spectacular. Thessalonika is a very large city (unexpectedly so), Mt. Olympus and the Pinus Mts. are massive and snow covered (ditto). Hiking in deep gorges and up steep mountains was rigorous and long (up to 10 miles). Scenery is incredible! The guides were terrific. Accommodations and food wonderful.

There were ten of us--all Sierra Club members, plus the leader and two guides. Some went rafting. Not me. I fell backwards earlier when fording a stream and hurt my tailbone making it difficult to sit down. We had time to explore on our own, especially in cities. Corfu--island and city proper, for example, was much more densely populated and urbanized than I expected. Every Greek sits around drinking lots of coffee and smokes (and stares at Americans).

Overall, it was a great experience. And spending quality time with my daughter was priceless. We had a blast. Still, it's nice to be home.

Comment by Plinius on May 14, 2016 at 3:08am

We'll see. I've spent hours trying to post messages this week, I hope thing will go back to normal.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 13, 2016 at 2:37pm

And once again, Atheist Nexus is back up.  Question is: how long will it STAY that way???

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 13, 2016 at 2:07am

I share this book cover with you, not because I have read it, but the cover makes me laugh! Looks like some great contributors to the edited volume. 

What to Think About Machines That Think

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on May 10, 2016 at 7:48pm

Beautiful animals.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 10, 2016 at 7:43pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 6, 2016 at 8:35am

And the Google rebuttal is good also.

 

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