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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

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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 Plinius on June 19, 2013 at 1:00am

So that's where the Sputnik ended! Thanks for the pictures, Ian!

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 19, 2013 at 12:10am

Patricia, you have determination and style -- that license plate for your scooter is perfect (and not just because of the cat)!

And thanks, Ian, for that taste of "Sculpture by the Sea". (Their website has an extensive gallery.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2013 at 11:48pm

Ruth, I like your comment of Eva's version of "Imagine". Her mellow sound, coupled with her story, does produce a melancholy rendition.

Eva died of melanoma cancer in 1996 at the age of 33. 

 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 18, 2013 at 11:41pm

Interesting sculptures, Ian. I didn't realize the second one was a dragon, thanks Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2013 at 11:41pm
Patricia, I have a whole new appreciate for you and your life's journey. With your wit and wisdom, you will always come out a winner. Especially appreciate the scooter, its license, you wearing purple and giving off that air of self-respect and dignity. Please include a photo of you and your husband riding your scooter. So sorry to learn of your husband's stroke and its consequences.
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2013 at 11:34pm

Ian, take advantage of the senior discount if you can get it, the consideration may not be there in 8 1/2 years. 

On the other hand, it may feel better to be an "adult" not a "senior citizen". So, I guess it is best to do what works for you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2013 at 11:30pm

Ian, is this most recent piece also a light? I love the shape. All these interesting shapes arouse my curiosity. The Sputnik must have a story behind it. I am puzzled by the dragon ... is it flowers, or beer cans or ? "Sculpture by the Sea", Aarhus" led me to this intriguing site:

sculpture by the sea aarhus denmark. It answered my first question about the piece that looked like an imaginative  lamp post. Thanks for the treats!

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