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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

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 December 14, 2015 at 12:05am

What would you like to know Ian? I live in the old centre, in a converted old bank building. I like the mix of old and new buildings. There are some seven old mills here, and the other buildings connected with the gin industry, distilleries and pubs - draws a lot of tourists. It's nice to go out and see groups of them with admiring faces - (Waaa! an old woman just left a historical building with a shopping cart!) Three km. away the harbour industry - ships repair etc. Very busy there, and dangerous - the trauma heli flies over quite often.

Your turn to tell a bit about your surroundings - and you can pick the next one for a story!  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 13, 2015 at 10:36pm

Good night, All. It was 71 degrees F here today, 56 now at 11:30PM. Those roses are still hanging on at the gym though they look a bit bedraggled. Lots of fluffy dandelion heads in the grass from recent blossoms. For me this December is unprecedented. It was strange to see a neighbor mowing his lawn, with Xian decorations at the same time.

Schiedam looks interesting, with canals and modern high rises too.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 13, 2015 at 12:59pm

Schiedam looks like a nice town. A combination of old picturesque and modern. What's it like living there? I seem to remember you mentioning industry, Chris.

Comment by Plinius on December 13, 2015 at 11:45am

Thanks Joan! 

Comment by Randall Smith on December 13, 2015 at 7:46am

A friend sent me this card last week. The message inside the card was nothing special.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 13, 2015 at 7:44am

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 13, 2015 at 1:19am

While looking around in Atheist Nexus I looked up photos of towns were our members live, Quite by accident I found this treasure:

Schiedam, Netherlands

Chris, what a lovely town!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 12, 2015 at 1:15pm

That's a distinct possibility, Ruth. The holiday card is very sharp too.

Comment by Plinius on December 12, 2015 at 1:04pm

I was thinking about the Gulf Stream -- maybe it's time to buy a better raincoat.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 12, 2015 at 11:46am

Ian, I think the North England flooding is related  to climate change related Gulf Stream slowdown.

More Signs of Gulf Stream Slowdown as Floods Devastate Cumbria, Eng...

Back in 2009 heavy rains fell over the Northern UK ... New commitments were made to shift the country away from carbon emissions. But in just six short years many of those commitments have lagged. Funding for flood defenses was cut by conservatives in the UK parliament...

The usual litany of climate change denial spewed out of the regular conservative mouthpieces in the politics and the media. It was the height of hubris and mismanagement. And again we have a ‘never before seen’ rainstorm roaring up out of a greatly troubled North Atlantic.

 

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