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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 Nov 30. 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 Loren Miller on November 13, 2015 at 11:05am

Outstanding news, Carl!  Glad to hear there were no complications.

Comment by k.h. ky on November 13, 2015 at 9:01am
Congrats Randy. Gkids are the best.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 13, 2015 at 7:56am

Wonderful news, Carl  - best wishes for a quick road to recovery!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 13, 2015 at 7:10am

As an entirely different comment here on "Hanging with Friends", may I take the opportunity to inform you all that I'm a new grandfather (6 now)! My farmer daughter had a baby boy last night, Cameron Scott, their third child. My middle name is Scott, so I assume a connection. I'll ask this morning when I go see them all. I'm very proud and honored, and, of course, thrilled!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 13, 2015 at 7:06am

WOW, CARL!!! Truly amazing and awesome. Rest up and recover to great health. And remember to listen to music. It's beneficial, you know.

Comment by Plinius on November 13, 2015 at 3:44am

Great news Carl! Best wishes for you and your sister!

Comment by Ian Mason on November 13, 2015 at 1:14am

Lovely to hear that, Carl. Truly a suprise to hear from you so soon. I hope you and your sister make speedy recoveries. Yes, Joan, science at its best. To think that such a procedure is on its way to being routine.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 12, 2015 at 11:56pm

Carl, this is good news, indeed. I am astounded you respond to us on the same day as the transplant! You and your sister amaze me; your well-trained surgical team performed what at one time would have been called magic, some would say a miracle, and we know it as science at its best. 

My thoughts for a full recovery and good health for you both. I can't even imagine how grateful your family must be and proud to be on your team. 

Comment by k.h. ky on November 12, 2015 at 9:14pm
WONDERFUL NEWS CARL!!!!!!

You have made my day. :)
Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 12, 2015 at 8:36pm
Well, today was my transplant surgery. Everything went extremely well for both my sister and me. My new kidney is functioning normally. So now begins my long-awaited recovery and return to better health.
 

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