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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 Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 3:20pm

“As a matter of fact I think this is one where I think I can illustrate the point,”... “I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says we don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restroom. The market will take care of that. It’s one example.”

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)

"(Is requiring a sign not a regulation?)"

~ author unknown

Well, my answer to Senator Tillis is that with regard to "employees washing their hands" as a policy, is a health issue, not a free-market issue. I far prefer an "employees wash you hands sign" than an "employees do not have to wash their hands." There are some things the market cannot control. If there is a violation with either sign, if there is an outbreak of contagious disease traced to that place of business, who would be responsible and accountable to pursue the unhealthy conditions. ? 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 4, 2015 at 2:59pm

Quoting Ken Ham, "Were you there?"

Comment by sk8eycat on February 4, 2015 at 2:53pm

But-but-but...the Palestinians WERE there....only they were called either Philistines or Canaanites...depending on who was speaking, and when.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 4, 2015 at 2:30pm

An interesting bit of rhetoric from that Israeli, Patricia.

I'm taking Mindy's "die" too. A very astute comment.

That sounds tasty, Joan. I might try that.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 4, 2015 at 11:48am

Mindy, once again you hit the ball out of the ballpark.  Spud mentions many times that he's "saving that one" and I confess, I often do the same thing. 

Joan, your chicken dinner sounds scrumptious.  A great medley of flavors.   

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 11:32am

Thanks, Spud, for Mindy's comment, "When you die..."

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 11:25am

Here is a bit of information you are just eager to know. 

Monkey Mustaches Reveal Evolution of Facial Hair

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 11:06am

There is some 'science' behind Groundhog Day

'If Candlemas be fair and bright, Come winter, take another flight. If Candlemas be clouds and rain, Go winter, come back not again,'"

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 11:00am

Snifters of snow, then rain, then another snifter. All winter long. I am eager to see how lilacs and tulips tolerate such conditions. Cary hosted me for dinner out last night to a most delicious chicken meal. It was served with rice and quinoa with cranberries and delicious light green slivers of Granny Smith Apple on top. Perfect blending of flavors. 

With Feb 1, the beginning of Imbolc, meaning lamb's milk, the Celtic beginning of spring and Feb 2 Groundhog's Day, marks the halfway point of winter on our calendar. Our groundhogs did not see their shadows in Spokane either. 

Richard Goscicki's book, Pot Stories and Humanist Essays provide me a wonderful time during this unpredictable winter's day. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 10:30am

Carl, I love the beer truck "commercial"! It sounded like the pushers were even having fun and a bit of excitement, trying to stay away from other parked cars. 

Kathy, very good advice for others as well, " I decided at this age l won't do anything l don't have to."

Felaine, in response to your comment, I Googled " Sr. Nutrition Program, Spokane, WA. and found several sources. Meal on Wheels is one and there was one funded by USDA US Dept of Agriculture, that coordinates with farmers and Senior Services to get food to low-income people. There was a couple of other small group programs. You may have something in your area that you could find via the internet.  

Mindy, I always know you provide great comments, and especially when others comment about them. Sorry, our machines don't talk to each other sometimes. 

 

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