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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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God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by Idaho Spud on September 10, 2016 at 7:37am

Sounds like an enjoyable service project Randy.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 10, 2016 at 7:24am

I won't be around for a week, as I'm "vacationing" at Nordhouse Dunes on Lake Michigan (Michigan side). Actually, I'm doing a service (work) project with a group of 12 for Wilderness Volunteers. We'll be doing trail maintainance, invasive species eradication, and who knows what for the forest service.(Manistee Nat. For.). We'll be tent camping. The weather forecast looks pretty good.

Here at home, we had unexpected tornado warnings out last night. I was prepared to go to the basement. My rain guage measured over 2", and it's raining this morning. Naturally, it's farmers market day for my kids--rain, as usual, which puts a damper on attendance and purchases. Rats.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 9, 2016 at 9:17am

On the heels of our recent comments about brats, I woke up to this timely article this morning.

It's German Fest: Do You Know A Brat From A Thuringer?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 9, 2016 at 1:49am

I too like my children parboiled.

Comment by Plinius on September 9, 2016 at 12:19am

properly cooked, according to W.C.Fields...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 8, 2016 at 3:10pm

Comment by Plinius on September 8, 2016 at 2:49pm

I googled it in the end: BRATWURST! Stupid Dutch! :-D

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 8, 2016 at 2:45pm

LOL  Yes, Chris.  How could I be a good atheist and not eat grilled brats?

Comment by Randall Smith on September 8, 2016 at 10:21am

Chris, glad you liked the book (Armenian genocide), as tragic as it was.

And it's good to hear you're doing so well, Carl. Great news.

I love Billy Joel, but I must confess I've never been a fan of the song (Lion Sleeps Tonight). It almost ranks right up there with "The Little Drummer Boy". I have my reasons.

Comment by Plinius on September 8, 2016 at 3:53am

Thanks, Joan, I didn't know that site!

 

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