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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 k.h. ky on December 16, 2016 at 7:58pm
Carl are you snowed in yet?
We're supposed to get freezing rain by sun
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 16, 2016 at 8:29am

Joan, the thumbtack video is where he bellyflops onto 1500 thumbtacks from a ladder.  Daniel mentioned it and I saw the place you can click on to see it, but I did not click on it.  You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eXldURi1I8

Comment by Randall Smith on December 16, 2016 at 7:36am

Speaking of something I can't stand to watch on TV: 

The ACLU has sued the small community of Knightstown, IN for putting a cross on top of the town's Christmas tree. So, of course, the townspeople are all up in arms (actually, in crosses) protesting the board's decision to take the cross down. It is so maddening to listen to the religious nuts complain. They just don't get it. Worse, the local TV stations make such a big deal out of it. Isn't there more worthy news out there? I'm with Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2016 at 3:03am

I am glad I don't have a TV and be tempted to watch the profundity of "The Science of Supid".

It seems we move closer to insanity than reaching for the knowledge that comes from information, experience, and exploration. 

Comment by Plinius on December 16, 2016 at 2:39am

Is anyone familiar with the TV program 'The Science of Stupid'?

It shows more of those strange people hurting themselves and someone explaining what went wrong with their attemps, but I guess they couldn't use this mad idea...

Comment by Ian Mason on December 16, 2016 at 12:44am

Such a strange man on that video. Some years ago there was a trio of young Japanese men doing similar things and calling it performance art.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2016 at 12:33am

Spud, what is a thumbtack video? and where can I find it? 

Chris, I found his book bits and they make interesting reading. Thanks. I like his topic and his writings. 

Comment by Plinius on December 16, 2016 at 12:09am

I only wrote that Terence Meaden is active on Facebook, he posts bits of his new book.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 15, 2016 at 7:39pm

I saw that he had made a thumbtack video, be no way am I going to watch any of that.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 15, 2016 at 6:59pm

What is the story on Terrence Meaden?  I see the question asked, but for some reason I don't see the answer that people are thanking Chris and Kathy for. 

 

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