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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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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Tuesday. 16 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

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

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 Loren Miller on March 30, 2015 at 9:36am

Dan's a neat fella, Randall, utterly approachable, no pretense, no BS, just a regular guy ... who plays a MEAN piano!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 30, 2015 at 8:05am

Loren, that's great. Nothing like finding a "soulmate". I'm envious.

Looks like we're going to have a warmup--finally! Maybe I can get some golf and gardening in before I go on my "vacation" to Europe.

Comment by Plinius on March 30, 2015 at 4:17am

I see you have almost no wind, but there's a big curl near Vancouver Island. Am I right?

Comment by Plinius on March 30, 2015 at 4:00am

That the usual pattern here, our weather comes from Iceland and/or the Azores (the islands under the big curl on the Atlantic). Storm tomorrow, I just read - 9 or 10 Beaufort.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2015 at 3:53am

It is interesting how that two wind patterns came together, one from the north, the other from the south. I could imagine some high winds and tides.  

Comment by Plinius on March 30, 2015 at 2:00am

It's about 6 or 7 bft here, that means the wind whistles, growls and pushes against the windows. Flags are slowly unravelling at the edges and the seagulls make a game of sailing without moving a wing. But it's not an unusually strong wind for this area, unusual is over 9 bft.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2015 at 1:34am

@Chris, the animated wind map looks severe in your area. 
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographi...

Is it as windy in fact as it looks on the map? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2015 at 5:58pm

I meant to send you the map

current/wind/surface/level/orthographic

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2015 at 5:54pm

Chris, I have been watching the wind map and it looks like two weather systems converge over your part of northern Europe. One comes from the south, the other from the north. 

Can you describe how you experience the wind at your place today? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2015 at 12:19pm

OOPPSS I forgot the mormons in Restriction and punishment with regard to sexuality. That seems to be a big issue for former members. 

 

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