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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

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 21, 2016 at 7:28pm

Carl those are incredible!

A brief rant, then back to normal programming.  :-)  Our 55 year old garage door needed replacing, something I can't do.  We contracted with a big box store.  You have to stay home all day because they can't give exact time.  They cancelled the first day due to snow - not that bad but I said OK. They no showed the 2nd.  Today he show up at 5pm, did some measurements, says the track they brought wont fit.  I don't remember the last time I cussed someone out, maybe never.  I did this time, with about every cuss word I know,  told him they would be there in the am with the right track, regardless of whether they have to cancel someone else.  If it's not installed and working properly by end of morning tomorrow, I would file a complaint at the store, demand money back, and get someone else.  He's installing it in the dark now...  I don't know about the track being the wrong measurement... 

OK, end of rant.  Back to regularly scheduled festivities :-)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 6:22pm

Year 2016 seems to have had an overabundant amount of bad and tragic news.  Now, more than ever, it seems we need to take a deep breath and enjoy some of the simple and wonderful pleasures that are often overlooked.

Here's an article with lots of photos of what has become a yearly tradition at the Chicago Botanic Garden:  miniature trains running alongside landmark/iconic Chicago buildings made from all natural materials.   

Photos: Stunning Miniature Chicago Landmarks Shine At Botanic Garden

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 21, 2016 at 12:18pm

No problems here with AN freezing up.

Comment by Daniel W on December 21, 2016 at 11:57am

Today is the traditional Chinese Solstice Holiday, Dōngzhi I have a feeling there will be dumplings tonight.  Yum.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 10:38am

Greetings of the Solstice Season one and all!

Randy, I haven't had any problems with A|N freezing up.

Comment by Daniel W on December 21, 2016 at 10:12am

Happy Solstice!  Im ready for longer warmer days already!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 21, 2016 at 9:47am

Happy solstice all. The real reason for the season as they say. The return of the light = cause to celebrate.

Comment by Plinius on December 21, 2016 at 8:49am

Happy Solstice! The sun and the sky are invisible here, thick grey clouds obscure everything, but I've finished my lessons for this year and I've got a holiday!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 21, 2016 at 8:40am

Happy Winter Solstice everyone! Like a yoyo at the bottom of its drop, it'll take awhile before the sun begins to move higher in the sky. But, rest assured, it will. Patience is required.

On an unrelated note, is anybody else having trouble with A/N "freezing up"? I frequently have to close out the site and return later. Maybe it's my dinosaur of a computer.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 20, 2016 at 10:59am

That's a swingin' version, Carl. Great!

 

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