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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 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 November 19, 2015 at 2:05pm

Wonderful video, Loren!  Lots of fun.  I elected to take a jazz dance class in college for the sole reason to get out of having to participate in marching band.  Believe me, I am NO dancer!  But it was fun.   

Comment by Ian Mason on November 19, 2015 at 2:58am

Even Superman gets older.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 18, 2015 at 10:00pm

Best wishes to you and your man, Ruth.  All the best.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 18, 2015 at 9:13pm

Hope all goes well for you and hubby, Ruth.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrHxhQPOO2c

And hope your sister feels better soon, Carl. The pain meds will hopefully only be for a short while.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 18, 2015 at 8:56pm

Those aren't my roses, k.h. ky, they grow by our gym parking lot. I had roses years ago and gave up due to Japanese beetles. They no only ate every petal, year after year, I couldn't even save the roses by putting netting bags over them. The little buggers ate up our roses by sticking their mouthparts through the tiny holes in the netting. That was the last straw.

Sorry to hear that your sister is having a hard time after helping you out, Flying Atheist. <sigh> Life isn't fair. I'm happy you're doing well.

Fun-filled  dance remix, Loren. This is a different universe of visual images that what I imagined when I hear the same song on the gym loudspeaker today. LOL Much more imaginative. Thanks!

I may not be around much the next 4 or 5 days. Hubby needs me to drive him for cataract surgery tomorrow and thereafter for follow up visits. This is the last time around. We'll both have artificial lenses in both eyes by noon tomorrow.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 18, 2015 at 7:26am

Oh, how I wish I could dance! Both Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds (for two) had to work very hard to learn to dance. Strangely, some people never learn how to dance, no matter how musically talented they are--Andre Previn, for example (and me). Fun to watch, Loren. 

Comment by k.h. ky on November 17, 2015 at 9:54pm
Carl,does your sister eat before taking the medicine? Sometimes it helps or so I've heard. I personally have problems with almost all meds.
I'm pleased you are doing so well and give your sister a giant hug from me when she's up to it. I come from a family of huggers.
Comment by k.h. ky on November 17, 2015 at 9:48pm
Ruth they are beautiful. Do you prune them back to the first set of five leaves to keep them blooming longer?
Comment by Loren Miller on November 17, 2015 at 7:58pm

How many of you are old enough to remember the days when people knew how to dance?  No, I don't mean whatever it is they're doing these days – I Mean DANCE!!!  Check it out!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 17, 2015 at 10:56am

Carl, I'm happy to learn of your fast recovery and sorry your sister experiences difficulty. 

 

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