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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 3 Replies

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The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Oct 20. 15 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 17. 2 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 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

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 31, 2016 at 9:43pm

Putting this here since it doesn't quite fit in Atheist humor.

Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side

--Bob Dylan

[Buckle translation: God with us]

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on August 31, 2016 at 3:32pm

Has anyone who knows where this Pat lives, looked up obituaries with Pat, Patrick, etc., in the names?

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 3:22pm

I used Search Google by image and learned this: 

 plaza de la revolución "Revolution Square" is a municipality (or borough) and a square in Havana, Cuba.

That is as far as I could go.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 31, 2016 at 2:43pm

I really miss Pat as well. He brought a wonderfully sardonic sense of humor and a magnificent way with words to us all.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 31, 2016 at 2:34pm
Joan, Im not related to the guy in New Jersey and probably not to the German one. There is probably a remote historic connection to the Rhine Valley wine country village of the same name. The family lore was, they emigrated from Baden after a priest, my ancestor's brother, told the local baron that my ancestor killed one of his deer. There may be no truth in that at all.

Glad I've been saying Denoo correctly. that is also a distinctive name.

Kathy, there is nothing wrong, and often a lot of good, in discretion. It gives a place to express what we need to express, and otherwise could not.
it helps us feel more safe.

I hope Im wrong about Pat, and he resurfaces.
i really liked him too.
Comment by k.h. ky on August 31, 2016 at 2:16pm
I really liked Pat. He was close to the area I live in and very funny.
Comment by k.h. ky on August 31, 2016 at 2:14pm
Daniel that's good to know. The only reason I don't publish my name is family and the area I live in. I often say things about the place I live and family members that they would find hurtful.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 2:01pm

Daniel, you made the only choice that made sense when you worked. A new leaf has turned and I am happy to read your full name. "wokenhime" That is distinctive enough and easy to pronounce, especially having those clues. 

Facebook lists two:

Daniel Wachenheim
Daniel Wachenheim
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
By the way, Denoo rhymes with   the new'  with the accent on the second syllable. 
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on August 31, 2016 at 1:37pm
Joan, I'm really glad your procedure went so well. They are usually routine with quick results, but everyone is different. As it turned out, that's awesome.

Im going to assume we've lost Pat. He never had such a long dry spell. There was no indication that he was unhappy with Nexus. He was an older gentleman with heart disease and diabetes. Im grateful he was here. He was a good guy. If I'm wrong, that would be a happy thing.

I never knew Pat's last name. If we knew that, we could at least check for an obit, and have some closure.

Regardless of that, Thank you Pat for being here.

Partly for that reason, and for sveral other readons, and after some internal debate, I'm going "Full Monte" with my screen name again. I hesitated because I truly value privacy, and a less than 100% open screen name, meant I could be open and not self censor here. The old screen name helped me feel a litle safer about career risks, but that's done too. A new leaf requires turning. So be it.

The pronunciation of the first part rhymes with "Wok" and the last part rhymes with "time".
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 31, 2016 at 1:04pm

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