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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Nov 30. 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 The Flying Atheist on August 6, 2016 at 2:52am

That's a great video, Joan.  What a beautiful facility for those who need it, both the elderly and the young.

Kathy, I've been thinking recently about Pat (from southern Illinois) as well.  I noticed he hasn't been around for some time. I hope he's OK.

Comment by Plinius on August 6, 2016 at 12:36am

Thanks Joan! The Humanitas care homes are very good with a kind humanist view on life. They have grat ideas!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2016 at 8:58pm
Comment by k.h. ky on August 5, 2016 at 8:45pm
Damned auto correct! That should have been ky of course ;)
Comment by k.h. ky on August 5, 2016 at 8:43pm
Loren, you're weather is also very similar to ours' here in western NY.
Have you caught the new show *Full Frontal* with Samantha Bee on the comedy central network? If you haven't I highly recommend it. I remember you too are a fan of Jon Stewart's. Samantha Bee is the next best thing IMHO.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2016 at 2:08pm

Here is the citation for Minsky:

Hyman P. Minsky 1982, 2016

Minsky, Hyman (2016-04-14). Can "It" Happen Again?: Essays on Instability and Finance (Routledge Classics) (Kindle Location 38). Taylor and Francis. Kindle Edition. 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 5, 2016 at 12:03pm

At 8 AM this morning in Cleveland, Ohio, it was 82°F, and right now (1:02 PM) it is 93!!!  I've heard of Dog Days, but this is ridiculous!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2016 at 11:39am

Crazy weather, cold one day searing hot the next. I, too, spend a lot of my time reading. 

True to my nature, I am reading 

Can "It" Happen Again?: Essays on Instability and Finance (Routledge Classics) by Hyman Minsky. 
 

Comment by k.h. ky on August 5, 2016 at 11:18am
Carl, I believe you and I are caught in the same heat/rain cycle. Except we're getting more rain and flash floods in the south. Hopefully you're surviving this summer and getting stronger.
I haven't seen a post from Pat lately have you?
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 4, 2016 at 11:00pm

By the way, Kathy, I hope you're also staying cool.

Why Do We Call Them the 'Dog Days' of Summer? - National Geographic

 

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