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God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 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

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2017 at 12:35am

Danial, good news, and bad news, indeed. I hope there is no damage and that you find a remedy that works. 

A storm came through Newport the other night with -18 degree F. Your expected storm looks as tough it might be a bad one. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 8, 2017 at 12:10am

Looks great, Daniel.  I really love the color scheme and your choice of tile.  I hope the frozen pipes haven't caused damage.  

I'm not surprised at all the crazy laws that are or once were on the books.  Afterall, there was a time when it was scandalous to see a woman's bare ankles.   

Comment by k.h. ky on January 7, 2017 at 11:24pm
Daniel it looks wonderful so far. Major improvement over the last photos. Do you have heat tape on your water pipes that run inside the house.
Comment by Daniel W on January 7, 2017 at 9:09pm

Wow, Spud.  That's weird about cannibalism. I had no idea!  I suspect you can't buy or sell long pig due to USDA safe food regulations, but I could be wrong.  Murder and desecration of a corpse would be illegal in most places, but is barbecue considered desecration? 

Frowning with intent to scowl.  Frightening!  But it's OK to carry a firearm?

Here's the endless kitchen project progress report.  Good news / bad news.  Good news is the range hood is up, as is the under-cabinet lighting.   There is still beaucoup work needed on trim, details, & tons of cleanup.  County inspection is required before we get propane.  Bad news is the water pipes  and/or well head froze last night & I have to wait for thaw to find out what's wrong.  Country living!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 7, 2017 at 9:04pm

No comment.

Comment by k.h. ky on January 7, 2017 at 6:57pm
Oops! I misread that as who is eating you :)
Comment by k.h. ky on January 7, 2017 at 6:52pm
Bertold, I don't have to give names do I ; )
Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2017 at 3:47pm

Funny Bertold.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 7, 2017 at 3:43pm

Holy crap!

  • What are you in for?
  • Aggravated public frowning with intent to scowl.
Comment by Idaho Spud on January 7, 2017 at 3:43pm

Also in Idaho, public displays of affection are limited to under 18 minutes.

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/idaho/id-crazy-laws/

 

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