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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 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 Loren Miller on November 7, 2016 at 9:54am

And now, a little something to lighten your day:



Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the fandango?!?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2016 at 9:53am

Joan, I saw the same story about the Siberian snowballs yesterday on BBC. Their article has a little more explanation of how they are formed. According to the article this has also occurred in Finland and also right here on Lake Michigan just last year. I seem to recall reading about it in the local news.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37883003

Comment by Loren Miller on November 7, 2016 at 9:50am

I'm not getting notified either, Carl.  You might Report an Issue on it.  Think I will, too.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 7, 2016 at 9:44am

Is anyone here experiencing problems with notifications from A|N?

I'm not getting notified when someone posts in a group I belong to or in a discussion I participate.

I checked my overall email settings here on A|N and all are the same as they've been for years.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 7, 2016 at 8:01am

Chris, that is an opportunistic photograph if ever I saw one.  Thanks for posting!

Joan ... that's just ... WEIRD!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2016 at 7:52am

‘White cannonballs’: Thousands of weird giant snowballs appear on S...

I'll be watching to learn how climatologists explain this phenomenan. 

Comment by Plinius on November 6, 2016 at 11:34pm

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap161107.html

Another way to look at Chicago..

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 5, 2016 at 8:17pm

Great video, Daniel. It's very mild profanity. I liked "sentient septic tank" and if you cut Mein Kampf into tiny pieces it sounds like tRump on twitter.

As to the black son story, it's not a story without DNA.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2016 at 3:22pm

Bill Clinton's black son claims a DNA test was never taken in spite of the Clinton's claims of taking a test.  He certainly is entitled to one! There is a resemblance in his eyes, definitely, and his voice; his lips are more on the Negroid side as is his hair. He is a very handsome man and one that I would be proud to call "son". 

"Clinton, the maker of bastards"

I wonder if Clinton has any regrets? No! or he would take responsibility for his actions. 

Bill Clinton, like Trump, have an attitude of entitlement with women and money. No sense of accountability or responsibility.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 5, 2016 at 3:11pm

Daniel, the HOLY SH*T video perfectly states the intensity of the situation. The rising generation will not be afraid to speak out in strong terms and colorful language. There are time I really regret my Victorian upbringing, but I am a fast learner. I won't stutter with the F word as much as before. 
Joseph Stigliz made video in 2015 in which he warned about the growing wealth gap, and this gentlemanly economist speaks out strongly, or as strongly as Stigliz can mutter about the need for radical change. It is 18 minutes long and well worth the listen. 

Joseph Stiglitz: It’s Time to Get Radical on Inequality

 

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