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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Sunday. 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

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by k.h. ky on March 16, 2015 at 4:15pm
We will be waiting to hear the good results your surgery will bring.
Comment by k.h. ky on March 16, 2015 at 4:13pm
Carl, I echo the rest with well wishes. As Joan said, if good energy and thoughts are beneficial you have many coming from your friends here. I believe there is something to that. And if not we are thinking of you anyway!
Comment by Ian Mason on March 16, 2015 at 2:53pm

Can't get there in person, so here's a picture. Get well soon.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 16, 2015 at 2:50pm

Glad to hear that things are happening, Carl. Delays and waiting are so enervating. We'll all be thinking of you in the days ahead. All the best to you and your family/support team.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 16, 2015 at 2:46pm

I'm glad to hear you have a positive attitude Carl.

Comment by Plinius on March 16, 2015 at 2:38pm

That's the best Pi I've seen so far!

Glad to hear from you Carl. I'll be thinking of you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 16, 2015 at 2:36pm

Carl, I am very happy to read your words, even as it saddens me that you have been through so much. The very good news is you have high spirits and a positive attitude. That will carry you far. I think of you every day and send you all the positive energy that quantum physics or whatever energy that can go from one person to another. 

I don't know if Chopra has grasp of what such energy can or can't do. For this time period, I claim positive energy can flow between you and your friends. 

Love your Pi day contribution. It is a keeper. 

My warm thoughts to you, always. 

Fondly, Joan

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 16, 2015 at 2:16pm

I'm a little late for Pi day, but here's my contribution, none the less.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 16, 2015 at 2:11pm

Hi, Joan.  Thanks for asking about me.  I just spent nine days in the hospital.  I went to have a heart echo-gram and stress test.  After they took the initial images, they compared them to an echo I had one month earlier.  Within one month's time my heart pumping had deteriorated from 40% to 20%.  (Normal heart pumping percentage is about 60%.)  As a result, they cancelled the stress test and decided to admit me to the hospital.

The doctors scheduled aortic valve replacement surgery within the week, but unfortunately I contracted a viral infection and the surgery was postponed until my lungs cleared up.  I was ultimately released from the hospital this past Friday so I could finish recuperating at home (away from all the hospital germs) and regain my health, making me as strong as possible for my upcoming heart surgery.  That surgery has now been rescheduled for this coming Wednesday. 

At this time, I'm actually feeling very well.  Dialysis has removed a lot of fluid buildup that was in my body and around my lungs.  I've lost weight as a result and my face is thinner (which is a good thing.)  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, surgery will happen on Wednesday.  I'll have about a 4 to 6 week recovery period and then I should be ready for my kidney transplant.

Whew!  Long explanation.  At times it seems as if my plans have changed daily.  Mentally I'm doing great.  I'm looking forward to having this all behind me.     

Randy, congrats on your new grandchild. 

I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather.     

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 16, 2015 at 12:30pm

@ Carl, just want you to know that I am thinking of you. I don't need an answer back, but hope your plans progress and that you are in good spirits. 

 

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