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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 Randall Smith on November 7, 2014 at 8:27am

P.S.: My cold hit me hard after supper and through the night. Thanks, grandson! Today's a day of rest (more or less).

Comment by Randall Smith on November 7, 2014 at 8:24am

Carl, you'll be on my mind all day. Fingers crossed.

Ruth, yes, I was hoping the earth hadn't swallowed you up! 

Yesterday went great with the whole family in attendence. I can't begin to tell you stories and events. My kids (3 girls, ages 41, 39, and 36; one boy, 31) all get along marvelously. I'm so proud of them. Their mother left us when the kids were between ages 5 and 15. I raised them by myself, but they were so good, I had few problems. Three teenage girls could have been a nightmare! Check out their pictures in the Food group. Plus here's another one or two with my father (age 96), oldest daughter holding niece and her son. The second photo shows my kids reading old letters they sent to my parents (saved!) when they were young. They had a hoot going through them.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 7, 2014 at 7:44am

Waiting to hear your news Carl.  Preferably good news.

Joan, I love your post from Laurie.  "The trash took itself out" is great.

Personally, I would rather have 1 good friend, than a million casual lovers or acquaintances.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 7, 2014 at 2:18am

Carl, Ruth sent this to me, and I'm forwarding it to you....

http://api.ning.com/files/Rw5DXnG-22QleyQZXzUr0*lHHGGdS*sCgt-QkVsBTK7KsmWMwmCT7NSRbl1qeiBUqz857zE1jncYXeVjKjzlTS3VeYlKfeov/hugsforyoukitty.jpg

with a clue that you can probably buy USED copies of the "Tales of the City" books at Half.com...at a decent price.  They were originally written as newspaper columns, so the chapters are short, and are perfect for reading when you're recovering from surgery.

http://product.half.ebay.com/Tales-of-the-City-by-Armistead-Maupin-...

http://www.armisteadmaupin.com/

Comment by Plinius on November 7, 2014 at 1:37am

I hope you get good news, Carl!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 7, 2014 at 12:26am

Grinning Cat, Petition signed and shared. 

Comment by sk8eycat on November 6, 2014 at 11:11pm

Dearest Carl, I (and everyone else at JCPenney Advertising) read ALL those books, and went to local signings, and had wonderful times.  The mini-series was better than most (I got a laugh out of seeing Mr. Maupin through a window in a few scenes), but the books are outstanding...IMNSHO.

I wish I still had them, but I loaned them to a friend who was dying of AIDS, and he donated everything in his apartment to APLA....that was in 1994.  It affected his brain, and he didn't even know who HE was toward the end. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2014 at 11:05pm

I like Facebook to keep track of what the family is doing. Twitter has excellent leads to article that interest me. With both, one has to sort through a lot of nonsense to get to the meat. 

I much prefer and enjoy Atheist Nexus and my friends I met here. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 6, 2014 at 10:53pm

Tales of the City.  I should read those books!  I loved the television mini-series. 

Comment by sk8eycat on November 6, 2014 at 10:48pm

Nick, years ago I read a great line in one of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City books: I'd rather have five good friends than one casual lover....  

Or something like that.  I lasted less than a week on Flakebook.  It was "gag me with a spoon" time.  I don't know how anyone can tolerate it.  I'm not crazy about Twit, either.

The Nexus suits me just fine; the people here are REAL....and more intelligent and understanding...and interesting....than the average "social network" geeks.

 

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