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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 10 hours ago. 16 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

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

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 Alan Michael Wilt on November 5, 2012 at 5:05pm

If you're up for a good read (if I say so myself), I'd like to share the news that my novel, "The Holy Family," is now available in paperback and digital editions.

Dale McGowan, author of the forthcoming "Atheism for Dummies," had this to say about "The Holy Family": "'The Holy Family' is a rich and engrossing story, elegant and moving. Though it takes place on the epic stage of religious belief and disbelief, the drama itself is simple, humane, and ultimately devastating as the title’s twin meanings gradually come into focus. A unique and deeply satisfying read."

There's plenty of information at this link, including how to purchase a copy. I'd love to hear from readers, and hope you'll feel free to discuss the book with other folks at Atheist Nexus.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 5, 2012 at 2:23pm

There are a couple, sk8eycat:


Come on by sometime. I have a couple posts in both groups.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 5, 2012 at 2:09pm

Loren...it's a good thing I don't drink coffee; just tea.  That graphic is painful enough as it is...'cause I have astigmatism.  Owtch!
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I have a question for you...there are so many groups in here anymore, that it's difficult to scroll through all of them to find a new one on a topic I'm interested in.  Do YOU know of any groups for SF and Fantasy readers?   NOT movies and TV fans.  I'd like to discuss Mercedes Lackey and Anne McCaffrey with people who are familiar with their work.  (And Heinlein, Spider Robinson, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and more.)  IS there such a group? 

(I loved Star Trek, but kept falling asleep halfway through TNG, and never bothered watching the other spin-offs. Same thing with Star Warts, and the filmed versions of Harry Potter....I just can't stay focused on the screen the same way I can on printed pages.  I've never attempted to even borrow a friend's Kindle, even though it's been offered many times.) 

Do you know of a group of SF readers?  Do ya?  Do ya?  Huh?

Frantic Felaine  (aka Frances Elaine)

 

Comment by sk8eycat on November 5, 2012 at 1:51pm

Booklover:  You srsly made me LOL! 

"You deserve a break today...from religion."

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 5, 2012 at 11:43am

Melinda, thanks for that pontiff as a sort of "Mr. Potato Head"!

(The Church of Big Business and Big Macs?...)

The U.S. election tomorrow will be too close for comfort. Ruth, I like your "Obama vs. Romney vs. Hurricane Sandy" in the Frankenstorm discussion...

If Romney gets elected he'll push fossil fuel and eviscerate FEMA. Sometimes I think Republicans have a hole in their head to not connect the dots of climate change.

My take: it's not an ordinary "lesser of two weevils" choice.

Vote Democratic - kick the weevils out! (donkey from pamsclipart.com)[donkey from pamsclipart.com]

Comment by Loren Miller on November 5, 2012 at 7:31am

For those of you who haven't had your coffee this morning ... and maybe for those of you who have had too much ... try the following on for size:


Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2012 at 5:46am

Ruth I will have to set up a Twitter account to follow you. I look forward to your GIfs. Sounds like a great idea.

Ian those pictures are great! Both are so funny.

Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2012 at 5:45am

Good morning everyone!

It's another day!

Hope all of you are doing well.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 5, 2012 at 1:21am

Comment by Ian Mason on November 5, 2012 at 1:20am

Stealing that, Steph. Look forward to the pot, Sk8ey. Meanwhile......

 

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