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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 4 hours ago. 10 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

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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 sk8eycat on November 28, 2014 at 2:10am

Patricia, I don't know their exact address or name. The house is near the other end of the block above our corner.

I think my sister has a roll of yellow "police tape"...I just have to figure out how to put it around the base of the tree.  Or maybe from the tree and across the bottom of the driveway to the backyard fence....  The tree is right next to the driveway, so any idiot can just walk up to it and take what they want.  We have security (motion detector) lights, but they only work at night.

Damn.  We just got rid of the buttheads who used to park on our side street and smoke pot, and....errr...entertain their sluts.  Now this.  Aaaaarrrrgh!

Comment by Plinius on November 28, 2014 at 1:10am

That can't be true, Patricia, but very funny!

Comment by sk8eycat on November 27, 2014 at 5:36pm

Oh, Patricia!  That made me laugh!  I wish I could have done something like that to the two Armenian thieves who helped themselves to our avocados today!  I know they live on our street, because it's only 2 blocks long, and we hear weird music from up the hill when they have one of their loud parties. 

I should have grabbed my camera, and caught them in the act, but I just can't move fast enough.  I did call the police, but they said trespassing and stealing a bushel of avocados is a  misdemeanor....not worth pressing charges.

I'm still pissed off.  I wonder if they steal fruit from the rest of the neighbors....

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 27, 2014 at 3:37pm

@ Patricia - wow, I bet that mastodon was almost 9000 years old!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2014 at 3:15pm

Chris, Just a little celebration with you for your new-found freedom. I hope all goes well for you and your family. I know we are 3/4 the way through autumn, and let the celebrations begin. We are a month from the shortest day of the year. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2014 at 3:00pm

Ruth, sorry about the failed attempt to get a turkey. What did you choose for dinner? 

Patricia, great story about the thief. It takes intelligence to survive, whether in the wild or in a community. I wonder what he told his friends when he got out?

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 27, 2014 at 2:36pm

Chris, what good news. It sounds like a very nice day out to the museum. I would very much like to go to Leiden because that is the city from which my widowed ancestor and her son left for the Colonies in 1632. I didn't know about that town when I visited relatives in Brugge, Belgium.

 museum Naturalis in Leiden - a museum about life on earth.

My goodness, look at those antlers!

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 27, 2014 at 2:15pm

I'm glad to hear you got one monkey off your back Chris.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 27, 2014 at 2:14pm

That made me smile Patricia.  I love the stories of incredibly stupid criminals.

Comment by Plinius on November 27, 2014 at 10:16am

Thanks, Mindy and Felaine! We even had our first day off together! Last week the two of us went (without patients) to museum Naturalis in Leiden - a museum about life on earth. A busman's holiday for partner, as he works in a museum, but we enjoyed ourselves enormously!

 

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