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God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on July 17, 2016 at 8:52am

An unbirthday celebration is also ok!

Comment by Randall Smith on July 17, 2016 at 6:53am

If indeed, it IS your birthday, Carl, thumbs up!!

Comment by Plinius on July 17, 2016 at 4:20am

Poor man. Any chance of a voluntary group who'll teach him?

And the other side of the problem is that the Danes in need of a job will feel someone has taken 'their' jobs.

I'm still thinking of the Swiss plan (rejected by referendum in the meantime) to give everyone a basic income. I think it would give many people the means to do necessary work they feel should be done, or they could up their income with a paid job. But I feel I can't figure all the consequences - what do you think?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 17, 2016 at 2:30am

A little gripe:

A month of practical work at a company finished. It went quite well and also explained something I had been curious about: where all the ordinary labouring jobs had gone. They’re now all filled by the unemployed who are being paid by the state. In short, taxpayers are subsidising capitalism and removing jobs from the labour market. One of the people I worked alongside will probably never do anything else. He’s a Syrian Kurd who fled the country when his son became a young teen and was in danger of being ‘called up’ by some militia or other. As a Kurd in an Arab-dominated country, he’s never had any schooling and is therefore illiterate so, even though he’s been a driver of everything except an aeroplane, he’ll never get a driving job in Europe. The authorities are not prepared to make an effort to help him to literacy as they would with a Dane who was dyslexic so the rest of his working life will be on the move from one subsidised scheme to another. He would be quite happy doing labouring work if only it was in proper employment with wages but no company will employ him while they can get work for free. They don’t want to admit that those basic jobs exist either, so the circle continues. I benefitted from my time as I gained experience in driving a forklift but the 4-5 others who had been placed there will just continue on the merry-go-round.

 

Comment by Plinius on July 17, 2016 at 1:03am

Congrats Carl! A happy day and healthy times!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 11:21pm

Balconia and Sofastan; I didn't get it at first and looked Balconia up. Dumb me!

You both got me!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 11:10pm

And the optimist and pessimist go, "Splat"! "Splat"!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2016 at 11:01pm
Comment by k.h. ky on July 16, 2016 at 10:39pm
Carl, have a great day and I hope you're feeling well :)
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 16, 2016 at 10:05pm

Carl - happy b-day!

 

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