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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 18 hours ago. 16 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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 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

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


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 Ian Mason on February 25, 2017 at 5:57pm

Only an hour to go and I start making my way to Fuertaventura. I've had enough of the rain, sleet and clouds so I'm heading to where the sun shines gently on a comfortable 20 degrees C.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 25, 2017 at 5:54pm

Sorry to hear that, Ruth. I hope your doctor finds some relief for you soon.

New continents and new planets. We live in fascinating times.

Comment by Daniel W on February 25, 2017 at 10:17am

Randy, thank's for keeping up with everyone! 

By the way, it looks like the "members" tab is back.  I know that you use it to welcome new members, as do I as well on occasion..  I wonder if doing so helps people become more active.  I suspect is does, maybe one out of 20 or less but better than none.

Weather here is typical maritime Pacific NW rain / chill / fog / near-freeze / some nice days.  I feel reassured that this year is somewhat normal here, so far.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 25, 2017 at 9:52am

Sorry I've been absent, Randall. Sick lately and putting all of my remaining energy and brain cells into daily political letters. See Writing to Congress. Thought I had pancreatitis a week ago, due to pain. Stopped one of my diabetes medications. When the

endocrinologist finally saw me she said it was my gall bladder. Had ultrasound Tues but haven't heard back from her. Struggling with diarrhea, despite being very careful of fats in my diet.

Can't even keep up with climate news and politics, much less regular news and you guys. Presumably there is treatment, and I will be more functional in the near future.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 25, 2017 at 8:24am

Not quite as severe a shift here in Cleveland, Randall, but much the same kind of change.  We've been in the 50s and 60s and yesterday in the 70s (!!!) up until this morning.  Right now (9:23 EST) it is 45°F and not supposed to get any warmer, with a projected low tonight of 17!

Oh, but climate change is a hoax from the Chinese, right?  Uh-huh, SUUUUUUUUUUURE it is...

Comment by Randall Smith on February 25, 2017 at 7:58am

Hey, where is everybody?

After 8 straight days of above 60 degrees temps, the bottom fell out: now 25 and an inch of snow. And 25mph winds. Winter ain't over yet!

I filled the wood burner this morning, but the fan wouldn't come on. The furnace got really hot which scared me. I had my regular propane furnace serviced last Tuesday (which works fine). I wondered what the technician did to screw things up. I opened the panel and discovered a loose wire that connects the wood burner to the furnace blower. Whew, problem solved.

In other good news, I called my internet provider, Century Link, about lowering my bill. And, surprise surprise, they could and did. I'll save $24/mo and get more mbs. Yippee yahoo. That'll pay for the extra money I had to spend getting HD TV from DISH (which, by the way, is fixed with no frozen pink screen anymore).

That's all. Thanks for tuning in.

Comment by Chris on February 21, 2017 at 12:16am


The online live link isn't important. What's important is many participated in the Copley Square "Stand Up for Science Rally." and it was  reported by numerous news organizations.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 19, 2017 at 2:51pm

Sorry about that, Chris.  It worked fine for me for a bit, then started stalling before the event ended.  I saw a note on the end screen which referred to making the video available on  You might have a look there.

Comment by Chris on February 19, 2017 at 12:24pm

 I tried connecting and all I get  is a stalled picture of the event with red blue circles moving across the front of the image..

Second look now the circles aren't there and the image is stalled.

Perhaps more participants are attempting to view this then their bandwith allows.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 19, 2017 at 11:25am

Stand Up for Science is holding a rally RIGHT NOW at Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts.  It is being live-streamed HERE.  Please give a look!


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