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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 Ian Mason on March 23, 2016 at 3:37pm

The Nederlands are far enough south of DK to make a difference. Usually about 3 weeks.

Comment by Plinius on March 23, 2016 at 2:32pm

Such a difference, Ian? Here the willows are tuening green.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 23, 2016 at 1:57pm

A funny video, Ruth.

I've been running in the woods today. Nothing green yet at these latitudes but the sun was shining nicely.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 23, 2016 at 1:10pm

Ian, thanks for the reminder that Spring has Sprung. I'm anxious to see what all comes up in the forest. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 23, 2016 at 10:57am

Good afternoon, all. You might enjoy this musical video about Steampunk.

It's 70°F here, and our heat's off again. Horray!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 23, 2016 at 7:36am

I still have another willow-- not all is lost. You're right, Carl, about the root system. I won't miss the catalpa with it's caterpillars every other summer.

Looks like Bernie did alright in Tuesday's primary/caucus.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 22, 2016 at 10:27am

Willow trees have always been one of my favorites.  Their beautiful, billowing branches portray the perfect summer tree, swaying and dancing in the summer breezes.  There was one across the street from my childhood home and it was fun to watch during windy thunderstorms.  They need a lot of ground to grow in because of their extensive root system.  They can cause lots of problems with sewage pipes and building foundations in crowded urban areas.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 22, 2016 at 7:55am

Too bad about the catalpa tree, Randy. My grandpa had a couple of yooooooge ones on his farm, and they were magnificent.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 22, 2016 at 7:37am

It hurts to do, but I'm having some trees topped and/or removed from my yard this week. A catalpa tree is hollowed out at the base and could fall on the house. And a huge willow tree is out of control with dead limbs falling all the time. Some apple trees are being pruned, which isn't so bad. At least I'll get a little firewood out of them all. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 20, 2016 at 1:16pm

I saw no sample photos on that link, Ian.

We had to put our heat back on, after being off for  ... was it two weeks? I feel bad for the wild birds and flowering trees caught in these fluctuations too, k.h. ky.

I understand Autumn has brought no relief to Australia.

 

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