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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Thursday. 9 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

degrading love — part one (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 22. 11 Replies

Love is by many considered among the highest of positive emotions.  Yet when love of the type offered by deities is examined, something seems to go seriously wrong.  The love of Yahweh seems less a gift than a demand, not so much beneficence as a…Continue

Tags: TheraminTrees, god, love

Ning, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 13. 47 Replies

I just got the following notice from Ning yesterday, (31 October, 2016), in the wake of this latest website outage:As some of you may be aware, we experienced a system outage earlier this morning. The cause was due to a specific network…Continue

Tags: downtime, Atheist Nexus, Ning

Introducing Douglas Murray

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 7. 4 Replies

Most of us who have been around atheism for a while know the heavyweights of our ilk.  Names like Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Dillahunty and AronRa get nearly daily mention in posts and discussions on Atheist Nexus.  One name I was…Continue

Tags: Agatan Foundation, Douglas Murray

If There's a God - She's a Woman - The Author T

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chris Nov 3. 4 Replies

I came across this story and thought some here might find it interesting and humorous.It’s titled:If There’s a GodShe’s a WomanFrom the Series:Things You Can Learn from a VaginaIts on the website TheAuthorT.com under the tab, “Free to Read…Continue

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by k.h. ky Oct 30. 35 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

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Comment by Ian Mason on August 11, 2016 at 8:36am
Comment by Plinius on August 11, 2016 at 6:34am

I love that, Ian!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 11, 2016 at 4:54am

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2016 at 8:04pm

According to Freedom from Religion Foundation FFRF

~ Poem by Edwin Kagin, “Atheists are Everywhere,” Otherwise known as "There are Atheists in foxholes", Sept. 12, 2005. 

Edwin Kagin,  Freedom From Religion Foundation

1940-2014

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on August 10, 2016 at 6:26pm

I have the sense that the poem was written quite sometime ago.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 10, 2016 at 5:28pm

"Atheists in many foxholes served"...

Let's also work towards a society that's free and thriving and where, while we recognize our appetite for aggression, war is not an "acceptable" "last resort", and "soldiers" and "armies" are simply not conceivable as things civilized people do.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 10, 2016 at 4:41pm

Qiana, I like your Dark ages encounter, and Atheists are everywhere.  Saving both.

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on August 10, 2016 at 4:37pm

There are Atheists in foxholes
Atheists in hurricanes
There are Atheists in all the roles
Denied by your refrains
Atheists are your fellow citizens
People who love and laugh and cry
Atheists are your relatives and friends
Don't insult them with a lie
Atheists in many foxholes served
And some have had to die
Give Atheists the thanks deserved
Don't dismiss them with a lie
Atheists are all around you
They work, they help, they care
And no matter what you think is true
Atheists are everywhere
And no matter what you think is true
They do not want your prayer


- Edwin Kagin

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 10, 2016 at 3:14pm

Qiana, thanks for sharing those perfect edits of the Ark Encounter billboards, from Friendly Atheist!

Joan and K.H., Dan Rather excoriated Trump on Facebook for his "Second Amendment" threat, "a new low and unprecedented": "The rhetoric is the candidate. This cannot be treated as just another outrageous moment in the campaign."

There are also quite a few comments over in "Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control" worth reading.

Reposting from there, Democratic Underground pointed out:

So Apparently The Party Of Lincoln Is Now The Party Of John Wilkes Booth [picture of Donald Trump giving a speech] “If [Hillary Clinton] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I dunno.” -- Donald Trump, 8/9/16

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on August 10, 2016 at 1:13pm
We Fixed Ark Encounter’s Misleading Billboards
by Tracey Moody
Ken Ham just announced that he'd be putting up a couple of billboards to promote Ark Encounter. I figured he could use some help, so I created a few more that he's welcome to use.
darkages
 

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