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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 July 9, 2012 at 1:28pm

@Booklover  Take many deep breaths and have a glass of wine.  If that doesn't work, call me in the morning and we'll continue with Bloody Marys. 

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 11:51am

Cool graphic Ruth! Thanks I enjoyed it.

Comment by Steph S. on July 9, 2012 at 11:50am

Sorry to hear that booklover. I refuse to be on Facebook myself. It's too much trouble. So I just have this site and I really like the people here.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 11:07am

Ruth, that's wierd...most of the symbols for the wildfire areas on that map look like cats.  (The rest look like army helmets.) Are they trying to tell us something?

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2012 at 10:58am

@booklover: I would rewrite that joke. Have the woman be a pushy fundie, proselytizing the little "wise little girl," and have the punchline be "How do you know there's a god if you don't know shit?"

Most atheists don't claim to know for certain that there are no gods; we've just never seen or heard of any verifiable evidence that any exist. And it's up to the person making the claim to provide the proof.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2012 at 10:50am

Patricia, the smoke drifting to BC Canada is more likely to be from fires in Wyoming and Montana. See the US Wildfire map.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2012 at 10:24am

Comment by Steph S. on July 8, 2012 at 6:22pm

Comment by sk8eycat on July 8, 2012 at 3:25pm

Nor does weather. 

That's one thing that p*sses me off about The Weather Channel, and many newspaper weather maps; they show the US as an island.  And the Weather Channel ignores everything west of the Mississippi River about 75% of the time. (Their headquarters are in Atlanta, I think.)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 8, 2012 at 3:00pm

Ew, Patricia.  That's appalling; it means the fires are even worse than I understood.

As for The Beautiful Downtown Burbank Pool Picnic...I checked the weather forecast, and it looks like things are going to heat up here in the next week.  I think I'm going to have to seal up the house and turn on the A/C pretty soon.

 

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