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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 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 k.h. ky on January 7, 2016 at 8:28pm
Thanks everyone but I'm fine. Just going through the early winter yuks. Lots of rain, can't get out in the yard...but I drove to bowling green sun and saw my grandson and his (my foster) dog. It was a rare sunny day.

Ruth, the heart cath isn't bad. Laying flat on your back with the pressure weight eight hours after it's done is the worst of it. That's the way mine was anyway.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 7, 2016 at 1:21pm

Thanks, k.h. ky, Joan, Plinius, and Ian. I'm scheduled for Tues, unless my health fails to improve. :)

I miss long daylight hours too.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 7, 2016 at 8:35am

I hope you pick up soon, Ruth and Kathy. The days are getting longer now.

Yes, Joan we haven't managed our world very well. Short-term monetary gain has trumped common sense time and time again.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 7, 2016 at 3:36am

Ruth, I am sorry to learn of your health problems. A heart cath sounds like some serious things going on, complicated by other variables. My hope is that you and Kathy get your vigor back soon. 

Comment by Plinius on January 7, 2016 at 2:20am

Get better soon, Ruth and Kathy!

Comment by k.h. ky on January 6, 2016 at 8:31pm
I hope you feel better soon.
Comment by k.h. ky on January 6, 2016 at 8:30pm
Me too. On the low energy. It's the shift in daylight hours that gets me. Can't get in the yard and do anything. Tiresome.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 6, 2016 at 8:17pm

Thanks for the inquiry, k.h. ky. I've had a chronic sinus condition for years, and it often turns into bronchitis when the weather changes to Winter, despite humidifiers and HEPA filters. This year it waited until the real cold to hit a few days ago. Problem is, I need  a heart cath. Can't schedule it until I'm recovered. <sigh> Just trying to take care of myself. The antibiotic won't be available till tomorrow. I've been low energy, and not very bright lately.

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Comment by k.h. ky on January 5, 2016 at 9:59pm
Hi Ruth. Where you been? I hope all is well with you and yours.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 5, 2016 at 9:44pm

Hi, all. Sorry I haven't been around lately.

 

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