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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Thursday. 10 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 September 21, 2013 at 3:30pm

Mindy, I've just remembered that when I lived with a woman who had teenage daughters it was me who bought the elder her first condoms. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Perhaps there's less fuss about these things in Denmark as it was accepted as reasonable and sensible.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 21, 2013 at 12:34pm

Ruth, I posted this in the SF/Fantasy  Group, too...

Ruth, here's a link to JeffCatsBookClub...hidden in teh lie-berry at Cheez-town:

http://profile.cheezburger.com/JeffCatsBookClub/?utm_campaign=trans...

You kind of have to explore the different departments under FAVORITES.  I still haven't figured out WTF Ben Huh is doing with the entire site.  It's too effing complicated for me these days

Comment by Lillie on September 21, 2013 at 8:25am

Good for you Mindy, a modern mother unafraid and accepting of reality.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 20, 2013 at 11:30pm

Mindy, it sounds as if you've got the balance between caring and letting go right. That's hard to do, so well done.

My daughter has told me that she and her boyfriend are now looking for a flat to move into together. I will have to practice the words "son-in-law" now.

Have a great Saturday all you lovely people.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 20, 2013 at 1:56pm

Ian, what a horrible curse. LOL

I've never seen Jeffs Cats Book Club at cheezburer, sk8eycat.

Flying Atheist, Jerry Bishop is from a more innocent, simpler era.

booklover, I always enjoy your family stories. Thanks.

Tony, that's a groaner. Loren, that's the best Talk like a Pirate's day toon. Grinning Cat, that's a sweet way to enjoy the day.

Hugs, all!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 20, 2013 at 12:32pm

I've been a fan of Spider's since  read the first "Callahan's" story in Analog back in the 1970s...it's a MUCH better bar than the one in "Cheers":

CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON Spider Robinson

Comment by sk8eycat on September 20, 2013 at 12:26pm

Uh...greetings.  I've been hanging out at Jeffs Cats Book Club on the Cheezburger site.  I haven't been to Cheezburger much lately, but Jeff decided to expand his SF "collection," and I couldn't resist:

DARKOVER LANDFALL

So many books, so little time...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 20, 2013 at 12:03pm

You're a good mom, Mindy.  Sometimes that means embarrassing your kids.  lol

Comment by Ian Mason on September 20, 2013 at 4:55am

I know that calling down curses is not usually our thing but couldn't resist this.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 19, 2013 at 11:44pm

Chicago lost a television icon earlier this week. 

Jerry Bishop, the original Svengoolie, dead at 77

Chicago Tribune

Jerry G. Bishop, as the original Svengoolie on Chicago's horror-movie showcase SCREAMING YELLOW THEATER (1970-73), sings a parody version of "Button Up Your Overcoat," accompanied by a talking skull named Zelda.

This is from a time when television was completely different and had many locally produced shows.  It doesn't get any cornier than this.....which is why I love it.

 

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