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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 Daniel W on December 22, 2016 at 9:10pm

Kitchen retrofit progress report.  Soffits are reconstructed.  Drywall is installed.  I finished the first layer of drywall joint compound / surface evening.  There will be at least 2 more applications because my work is not that expert and I want the final result to be smooth and even.  When that is done - one or 2 days - I can paint the primer.  Starting to feel better about this.

Comment by k.h. ky on December 22, 2016 at 8:51pm
Carl, that is it. Minimalist!
Comment by Daniel W on December 22, 2016 at 8:45pm

Chris, my dad was like that.  My mom would have called it "Being German" although with my dad she might have said, "Stubborn Bullheaded German"  despite being totally devoted to him.  Now that I'm retired, I aspire to be more consuminderaar too.  Your description is perfect for how I used to be, and want to be, and am becoming more so every day.  That life is much more to my temperament and liking than the high-profile, high-pressure, high-tension, expensive, wasteful life that so many around me led. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2016 at 5:45pm

I don't think English has one word for all of that.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 22, 2016 at 5:24pm

Minimalist?  

Comment by k.h. ky on December 22, 2016 at 4:45pm
Bertold, lol. I was going to go with cheap ;-)
Chris, maybe survivalist. It's the only one that comes mind at the moment.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 22, 2016 at 3:34pm

Commies?

Comment by Plinius on December 22, 2016 at 2:06pm

Cannot find a word in English - the Dutch word is consuminderaar. It describes people of the 'less is more'-type, they buy as little as possible, recycle, and try to live on a lower income with less worry and more time off. What words have you got for this?

Comment by k.h. ky on December 22, 2016 at 8:51am
Chris, that was years before the do not call list went into effect.
Comment by Randall Smith on December 22, 2016 at 7:55am

I know the feeling, Daniel. Ever since I got my new TV and upgraded my DISH programming, I've problems with a pink, then frozen image. I have to unplug and reboot the receiver and TV waiting 10-15' to get a picture. I've called twice and got the run-around. Can't get the technician to come out, etc. etc. I asked for financial compensation for the troubles and aggravation, but "no". Next step, cancellation and go with DirectTV.

 

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