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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 16 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

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

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 Ian Mason on November 29, 2013 at 9:49am

Mindy, your young ones look fine and happy.

Just finished "The Second Coming" by John Niven. Would you believe that Jesus is in heaven jamming with Jimi? There'salso a great quote as a chapter heading. Britney Spears supporting capital punishment because that's how criminals lear their lesson for next time.

Carl, I work nights and in a shift pattern that means not working Mon. og Tues. so I could sleep all day after the Sabbath and be rested for my Wed, night shift so that was all right.

Hope nobody has burst during the U.S,'s big eating day.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 29, 2013 at 9:29am

Your kids look great, booklover.

I don't have time to read.

I spent all day yesterday working on this discussion Abnormal Arctic. Grinning Cat did the video remixes and added ideas.

I've been consumed by our unfolding planetary emergency. Sorry I neglected all of you here lately.

I agree with you, Chris, about the numerous mass killings most of us just ignore.

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2013 at 2:39am

Most people think of THE holocaust, as if there was only one of them. How come they never consider the mass killings of Armenians, gypsies, Cambodians, Vietnamese, Africans, Chinese. And I haven't even started on crimes against women and gays.  Thanks for the title, I put it on my TBR-list - a very long list, I'm afraid.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 29, 2013 at 1:53am

Chris, I just recently heard about "The Year 1000."  I'm told it is a very good book.  I'm about half way through "King Leopold's Ghost."  It was recommended to my by Daniel, our friend Sentient Biped.  It's a really good and interesting book about the huge slaughter of millions of Africans at the turn of the 20th Century.  Most people today are not even aware that such horrible events took place, despite the fact that the number of people killed is on par with the World War Two Holocaust. 

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2013 at 1:11am

They ARE beautiful, Mindy!

I made a big pan of chili sin carne y con fruta, enjoyed it very much and froze the left-overs for another day.

Reading: The year 1000 - what life was like at the turn of the first millenium, Lacey & Danziger. Very interesting and entertaining!

The Anne Perry series looks good, Mindy! Thanks for the idea. I'm almost at the end of the Brother Bartholomew series by Susanna Gregory - mystery in 14th century Cambridge. I love her descriptions of ordinary life!

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2013 at 1:09am

Booklover you have beautiful kids - you are very lucky !! Hope you had a nice day today.

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2013 at 1:07am

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 29, 2013 at 12:00am

Mindy, great photo of your kids.  Beautiful, beaming smiles. 

I spent the day at my sister's house and had a fabulous meal.  She's a top-notch cook.  All the food was delicious, but I think the stand-out dish was the mashed sweet potatoes with curry.  A great combination of flavors with a kick!  Now I have a desire for Indian food.  I promised my nephew, who just moved here from California last month, that I'm going to take him to my favorite Indian restaurant.  

I'm very lucky.  I was on the "on-call" list for work today.  Apparently I wasn't needed, so they never called.  I was able to enjoy the whole Thanksgiving day with my family.  We sure did laugh a lot.  It was a fun day.     

Comment by k.h. ky on November 28, 2013 at 10:55pm

Your children are lovely booklover.  And, per your name, read any good books lately?  I'm an avid reader myself.

Comment by Plinius on November 28, 2013 at 11:22am

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! (Are you all knockout from too much good food?)

 

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