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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 Idaho Spud on May 3, 2015 at 12:27pm

All the boys are too non-confrontational to Sheldon's mom, especially for scientists.  In the first season, I was laughing constantly, but The Big Bang Theory has lost a lot of it's charm for me, and religion is a large part of the reason.  It's just goes too easy on religion.

My favorite show is Futurama, and the way they make fun of religion is a large part of the reason.

Yes, Leonard's mother is an ass as well.  I also switch channels when she's being mean to Leonard.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 3, 2015 at 8:31am

Wow, Ian! Great! You deserve a luxury or two.

Yes, Spud, I agree. Sheldon's a momma's boy, and that irritates me. I dispise Leonard's mother even more--atheist or no.

Comment by Ian Mason on May 2, 2015 at 11:34am

Another ½ marathon run. Another year sober. Have stuffed myself with curry and trimmings and will now laze the afternoon away with chocolate biscuits and "The African Queen" on DVD.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 2, 2015 at 7:59am

I saw that episode of The Big Bang Theory, and didn't like that it was a draw.  

I also don't like that they make Sheldon such a wimp when his mother starts talking about religion.  Sometimes he makes an attempt to refute her BS, but wimps-out when she barks at him.

I usually go to another channel while she is talking about her certainty of her delusions.  I can't stand it.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 2, 2015 at 7:27am
Did anybody catch "The Big Bang Theory" episode the other night where the two mothers got into it over religion? Hurray for the writers to tackle the subject. The result was a draw, by the way.
Comment by sk8eycat on May 1, 2015 at 10:48pm

To Betty Bowers: :: "Piety is like garlic, a little goes a long way."

Rita Mae Brown (Several different novels,)

Comment by Plinius on April 30, 2015 at 2:26am

LOL, Ian!

Comment by Ian Mason on April 30, 2015 at 1:39am

Lovely flowers, Joan.

Comment by Ian Mason on April 30, 2015 at 1:39am

Comment by Loren Miller on April 29, 2015 at 10:24am

Gorgeous, Joan!

 

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