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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 10 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 15, 2012 at 1:27pm

Two consecutive governors in prison.  One Republican, one Democrat.  Funny thing:  I voted for George Ryan, the republican, because he was pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-gun and very liberal on social issues.  The Democratic nominee, Glenn Poshard, was anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-gay marriage, and pro-NRA and guns.  He wasn't very popular in liberal Chicago. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 15, 2012 at 12:21pm

I was going to post this in the Atheist Humor group, but I guess I didn't find it to be funny.....

I certainly don't hate my parents, I love them very much, but recently I have really resented the fact that I was baptized and circumcised.  (My little rant for the day.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 15, 2012 at 12:14pm

@Steph S.   I'm not in Texas but I felt like I was here in Illinois on Friday when I read the following news story:  Illinois State Officials Say It's Time to Pray for Rain  Ugggghhhh!!  I guess I was naive and wasn't expecting that from our Democratic governor in our Blue state.    

Comment by Steph S. on July 14, 2012 at 10:55pm
Any Texans here? Please join me in the Texas Heathens Group and we can discuss the upcoming Texas Freethought Convention 2012 in Austin, TX. I just put up the discussion today! Many prominent Texas Atheists will be there!
Comment by El Solo Lobo on July 14, 2012 at 4:46pm

nanoo, nanoo

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 11:49pm

*sigh* I never had a nickname when I was in school.  What can you do with "Elaine"?  I've been called by my middle name since the day I was born.

I picked up "La Bruja del Hielo" when I was in Holiday...I scared the mierda out of the porter in our car on the way to Mexico City...he thought I was a witch, but that's too damn long.

Then, about 10 years ago, when I was working part time at the Cat Hotel, the manager saw my legal name (my first name starts with "F") on my paycheck or something, and yelled, "Felaine!  Meeee-yowwww!"  I yelled back at her, "Claw-diaaaaa!"  (Claudia Shell played Victoria in "Cats" on Broadway for nine solid years....eeeek!) 

That's the kind of thing that happens when you hang around with cats all your life.  The only time I didn't have at least one was when I was on the road.

Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 11:08pm
http://m.facebook.com/#!http://video.xx.fbcdn.net/cfs-prn1/v/609645/704/445441352157266_456...
my video, friend requests coming. Bad internet conection on this site. Can barely type.
Comment by Steph S. on July 13, 2012 at 10:50pm
Destiny so glad you joined us here!
Comment by Steph S. on July 13, 2012 at 10:49pm
You have a very pretty name Ruth! Lovely! I really like Lioness - cool!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2012 at 10:39pm

My first name was Leona (Lioness), but I switched to my second name Ruth when I married the first time. Ruth Karei sounded better than Leona Karei.

 

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