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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 Ian Mason on July 30, 2012 at 2:30pm

Anything for a good laugh, Sylvia. Will look forward to that.

Comment by Sylvia on July 30, 2012 at 2:16pm

I have some funny messages in my inbox on FB. They're from Christian friends, and I have thought about making a Wall of Shame. Would anyone be interested? I can take screen shots and black their names out... funny stuff! 

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 30, 2012 at 2:11pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 30, 2012 at 8:16am

Thanks for the interesting story, Tony Carroll.

Comment by Ian Mason on July 30, 2012 at 7:35am

Would have been nice if he could have got some revenge with straight-jackets, anti-psychotic medicines and ECT :-)

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 30, 2012 at 6:10am

Speaking in tongues. sk8eycat, everytime I hear that, brings to mind a story I have, a true one that will make you roflyao.

In 1978, I had been out of USAF about 8 mos., going to school, and working at the ambulance service in Washington County, Mississippi. We received a call for woman down. Unknown. Was at a Pentecostal church. My friend George and his partner Tommy made the call. Approximately 5 min. after arrival at scene, George came over the radio, calling for help. Needed police, was trapped, couldn't get out of the building. Needless to say, not only police, but all units not on a call plus a fire crew responded. I was on a transfer, so couldn't respond.

When I got back to the station, George was standing there, looking like a drowned cat. The Cops, Firefighters, and EMT's were all laughing at him. Seems when they got to the church, there was a lady lying on the floor, apparentely having a siezure. When my friend knelt next to her, someone said to him, 'Move away you devil', and poured 'holy water' on him. They gatherd around him in a circle, chanting son of satan, the devil, etc., and flinging water at him. He couldn't get out of the circle! He got soaked. The woman came around, refusing any care. She had been 'slain in the spirit', and had been possessed by the holy ghost. Needless to say, for the next few weeks, every so often we would squirt water at him and yell "Son Of Satan'. LOL. Good times. And his partner got away unscathed! I guess the lord does work in mysterious ways. :))) !

Comment by sk8eycat on July 29, 2012 at 11:43pm

@Joan, GOOD list.  I think I would add to it:

An omnipotent being that is unable to communicate with everyone on the planet in their native languages concerning his/her/its wishes.  Can only speak through self-appointed mouthpieces...mostly in obsolescent languages that only scholars understand. (But seems to get ssome jollies out of Pentecostals making fools of themselves by rolling on the floor, "speaking in tongues.").

D'ruther ROTFLMAO, myself.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 29, 2012 at 11:28am

Joan, Sorry I didn't answer right away.  I'm having major computer problems.  In order to afford getting a tech to clean my hard drive, I'm going to have to sell my car....which I haven't driven in months , anyway.

Yes.   That's the Gorey cat & books drawing.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 29, 2012 at 6:38am

Kissing Hank's Ass is a great bit of satire (is that the right word?), and written so even I can understand it.

Comment by Plinius on July 29, 2012 at 12:27am

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