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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 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 Chris on January 1, 2017 at 4:20pm

Thanks for the information about minwax Daniel. I used that on the hardwood floor and should get some more. I also use Murphies oil soap. I'm concerned that the oil soap will prevent new varnish from adhering. 

I'll order minwax in gallon containers. Why is that even sold in squirt bottles (rhetorical)?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2017 at 4:07pm

Daniel, thanks for the helpful information on bamboo flooring. L&L have bamboo flooring throughout their new home and I know absolutely nothing about proper care of it. Your information gives me the information I can use. 

Comment by Daniel W on January 1, 2017 at 3:44pm

Chris, minwax has products to restore and protect hardwood floors.  Some hardwood products work for bamboo too.   I don't know if they are right for your situation, and I imagine there are other brands.  It is best to test on a hidden spot or sample, because some finishes are not compatible with others.  The newer bamboo floors are pre-finished with polyurethane that contains aluminum particles, for hardness.   The problem is that I don't know if it is water or oil based.  You cant use water-based polurethane on an oil-based finish and vice versa.   Doing so can peel and crack the finish 

Comment by Chris on January 1, 2017 at 2:52pm

Daniel, bamboo tile is on the kitchen floor in this house. It's different than the flooring you have. I went to a national flooring store and asked how to clean and maintain the floor. I also asked about products for the natural hardwood floors. That met with blank looks.

Go figure, no one knew the answer as I was pointed to carpet.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2017 at 1:29pm

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

I haven't been able to log on to AN for the last day so a slightly belated Happy New Year to all.

Your kitchen is something special, Daniel and I'm sure you're proud of it.

That's a lovely view, Joan. Are you enjoying it in a comfy chair with a hot drink?

1.3 million cable tv viewers were without their telly on new year's eve, incluing me. I don't care but there must be many who are angry at missing the queen's annual speach and the yearly showing of 'Dinner for One.'

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dinner+for+one

Comment by Daniel W on January 1, 2017 at 11:37am

Joan, glad you have someone to shovel all that snow!  That view looks cozy and snug with the beautiful snow laden firs in view.  Very beautiful!

Comment by Daniel W on January 1, 2017 at 11:36am

Randy, I'm happy with that :-)  Have a great time in Mexico Beach, Florida!  Sun, fun, and food!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 1, 2017 at 8:18am

I have a proposal: Let's eliminate the word "happy" in "Happy New Year" and substitute it with a more appropriate adjective. Happy belongs to birthdays, a one day event.

Unless I have access to a computer, I'll be away for the next two weeks--Mexico Beach, Florida! See you all when I return--and I will return!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2017 at 12:49am

A very Happy New Year to my dear friends of Atheist Nexus. 

Jared snow plowing around the fire pit where our Yule logs will burn tonight; Dominic watching. 

 

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