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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 Plinius on December 5, 2016 at 12:46am

Rutte is often described as a psychopath, and as far as I can see it's true. Four months more until the elections, and Wilders is the winner in the polls - another psychopath and that one walks on the Mossad's leash. I'm afraid we're in interesting times...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 4, 2016 at 11:34pm

Chris, I saw that same video. (I subscribe to the Vox channel on YouTube.)  I have to agree, your Prime Minister seems rather flippant and insensitive about the whole blackface issue.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 4, 2016 at 7:40am

Chris, I had no knowledge of this "blackface" story. Interesting, but disturbing. It needs to be eliminated.

Comment by Plinius on December 4, 2016 at 3:52am

Almost Sinterklaas - santa Claus - his birthday is celebrated on 5th December, and the discussion about his blackface servant has become quite heated in the last few years. Unlike our PM I want playing blackface to end - it's disrespectful and has its roots in a disgusting colonial past. More on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBqoH-qx-os

Comment by Daniel W on December 3, 2016 at 10:14pm

Joan, those are beautiful images.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 2, 2016 at 2:05pm

Beautiful images Joan.  I'll have to think more of what image I would like on a stamp to represent atheism. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 2, 2016 at 12:40am

Daniel, your new kitchen looks brand new, not like a remodel to suit the inspector. I hope all goes well with your plans and project. How do you like your sink? I see them in modern kitchen photos and wonder if they work well for you? My friend, Char, had one that looked like that and loved it. Is your energy holding up through all this? 

Spud, you are correct, we need an atheist Winter Solstice stamp. Do you have an idea for a design? I kind of like the images of the shortest day of the year and the returning of the light. 

The sun's path over Fairbanks, Alaska on the shortest day of the year. 

Comment by Plinius on December 2, 2016 at 12:35am

Great work, Daniel, and I admire the methodical way you ordered your plans!

Yes, people will discover all over again what patriotism does to people, but we can only encourage them to read their own history.

Comment by Daniel W on December 1, 2016 at 8:46pm

Randy, I hope you love the new TV!

Ian that shows progress.  Is the electrical mainly wind?

Spud, some atheist stamps are needed!

Chris, I think we are in the post-post WWII era.  Most people have long forgotten what extreme nationalism really did.  That means some interesting times ahead.

I can't get motivated to watch TV.  Ning watched the entire "Shameless" series on Netflix last month.  A very, very, very dysfunctional family, none of them with any redeeming qualities.

When I was working, I put on crime shows to play in the background while I did my homework.  Not lately.

Here is the current state of my kitchen after removing the cabinets for modifications to meet local builder's code for our new gas stove.

I made a schedule for each step.  We are through steps 1-3.  Next is take down the range hood. We did a pre-removal today except for the wiring.  After that, the soffits come off (Day 5), re-frame new soffit (Day 6), drywall new soffit (Day 7), Paint (day 8), and re-install the range hood, cabinets, and under-cabinet lighting (Day 9).  Then call inspector.  I'll fit the backsplash tile work in between and after, does not need to be before the inspector comes.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 1, 2016 at 1:32pm

Some good news. Last year in Denmark 56% of electricity came from renewable sources and use of coal fell by 35%. CO 2 emissions have been cut by one third since 1990. These are official figures but even taken with a pinch of salt things are going the right way here.

 

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