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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 Daniel Wachenheim on August 20, 2016 at 9:46am
Joan, Im also hoping the best for your surgery. I hope its just arthroscopic - my ovservation is that most peopke are very happy with the result.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 9:05am

Chris, thanks for the information you shared. I am sure your experience is valid for you. We tried several things, including drinking lots of water, making some changes to my diet. I don't know if an 80-year-old lady has any hormones left. I'll keep you informed,

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 8:57am

Ian, as foreign a language I n'er have heard, I think  I got the punch line. I will have to listen several more times before I catch the full meaning. The poor fellow with his chin out of the water, said, " three ha'pence a foot!" Is that some kind of stubborn or not?

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2016 at 8:22am

Thanks for the sourdough information Joan.  Hope your operation and recovery go well.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 20, 2016 at 7:56am

Surgeon at the operating table: 'I swear, if anyone says Thank God after this I’m putting the tumor back in.'

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 20, 2016 at 7:51am

Joan, I hope the surgery goes well and brings you relief, with full use of your hand soon!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 20, 2016 at 4:39am

Good luck, Joan. 

I don't know if I've posted this before but this is Noah's story as it happened in Lancashire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqHHzb1m4CM

Comment by Plinius on August 20, 2016 at 3:07am

I had a few years of carpal tunnel trouble, but I was told to use less salt and to wait some time until my hormones calmed down. That solved the problem - so far.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 2:37am

@The Flying Atheist & Kathy, Do you mean: 

Name: Pat

Location: Olmsted, IL

Country: United States?

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2016 at 1:00am

Thanks for the good wishes. I know that not all surgeries are successful. I have lost all feelings in my hands, have terrible night sessions of waking up with asleep hands and jump around the bedroom waving my arms trying to get circulation back into them. The neurological studies reveal some severely blocked whatever it is that gets stuck. I sought a second opinion, and he confirmed the diagnosis, treatment and expected to have a good outcome. I wear night braces that help a lot. I tried chiropractic with the supervision of a neurologist and still have no finger feelings. 

So, this next step makes sense to me. I'll keep you informed about the outcome. It is nothing; I asked to have mirrors set up so I can watch ... we will see. 

 

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