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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 The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 4:46pm

LOL   Patrica, we both said "stunningly."  Do two people make a consensus?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 4:43pm

Awesome video, sk8eycat!!  I agree.  I can't imagine any type of god-like entity being large enough or powerful enough to rule over our existence and affect our lives when our presence here is so insignificant when compared to the vast size of space.  Sorry, but "god" is not that talented or powerful.  I actually feel even more special, and dare I say more privileged, because I can clearly see how lucky we are to be here.....AND, by chance, we also have minds developed enough to contemplate our existence.  That is stunningly awesome.  No god required. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 23, 2012 at 3:59pm

Hi!  I'm up to my....uhhhh....neck in the Pet Press stuff today, but I just had to post this link.  It really puts things in perspective:

 
If there was an actual "creator" I don't see how she/he/it could even find us, let alone give a rat's patoot about our personal lives.
Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 2:15pm
Joan that is breathtaking! I would spend most of my time there to watch the ducks!
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Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2012 at 1:20pm

Wow, Joan.  What a treasure you have one block from your house.  The photos are beautiful.  I'm very envious!  Whenever I have daydreamed of being a multimillionaire, I've ALWAYS envisioned myself living on a large estate with beautiful surrounding gardens like that.  Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 23, 2012 at 1:16pm

What a beautiful park Joan.  I'd love to spend time there.  I have ducks and geese fly over my house often also, and I enjoy watching them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 23, 2012 at 12:55pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 23, 2012 at 12:52pm

Idaho Spud, No, I don't have a cat myself, but I have a wildlife refuge in my back yard and every cat in the neighborhood knows about it and comes calling every day. They had regular patterns, some come once a day, others more frequently. I have set up bird feeders and water with cages around them so the birds can escape the pouncing cat, thus, I have the best of both worlds. And I don't have to take care of anything, other than fill bird food and water daily. If I don't, the birds have a lovely pond just a block away from my home. Ducks and geese nest to the east of my house and fly over every morning on the way to their pond. A lovely sight to see them in formation going about their daily routine. 

 

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