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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 November 12, 2012 at 1:24am

Goodnight all 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 9:05pm

Ruth, I saw your first piece and am really struck with how good it is. You are on to something good, and I expect we all are going to benefit by the wisdom you pass on to us. I have not been able to access my Tweeter account and haven't taken the time to figure out why I can't open it. When I do, I shall surely check out your site. 
I recognize the amount of time it takes to make selections and do the tasks necessary to get everything working; the end product proves the value of that effort. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 11, 2012 at 8:45pm

Thanks, Joan. A bit of low energy off and on and spending lots of time making the last animated gif for Eco-Logical. The most time consuming part is finding/making good images. It took me three days to collect and modify those eleven little frames. I still struggle to find appropriate royalty free images, and don't always succeed.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 5:44pm

Ruth, I hope the reason you have not been around is because you have an interesting project that keeps you involved. 

I do hope you feel well, that all the bad news doesn't get you down, and that you can keep your focus on all the wonderful things you send us. I don't won't to be selfish and pull you away from good project, however. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 4:57pm

Or just Google trellis

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 4:45pm

Dallas, all these photos have great ideas, a wonderful way to find new and different ways to gardening. 

As to how the gourds grew up over the frame, it is very simple, as they grow, lace them up through support nets. I have never done this style, but I have built a frame and put netting on it to grow vine crops vertically. It is the same principle. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 4:40pm

Dallas, based on principle, I would say the gourds, if they are living plants, had plenty of food (they are heavy feeders), and lots of water. My uncles grew giant pumpkins when I was a kid, and they always won at the county fair. They really kept them well fed and watered. They used straw from the barn which had lots of cow manure. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 11, 2012 at 3:54pm

The gourd arbor looks natural to me, unlike the foodie site pictures. I'd love to touch the meowtain, but the alert kitties probably only stayed piled up a few seconds.

Thanks, all. Sorry I haven't been around.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 11, 2012 at 3:18pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 11, 2012 at 11:49am

I, too, think the KKK is horrible, as well as anyone that do such things to their fellow humans.

 

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