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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Thursday. 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 Joan Denoo on March 6, 2013 at 6:10pm
Celebrating Rhoda: Her Best TV Moments
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20679533,00.html
Comment by sk8eycat on March 6, 2013 at 5:11pm

Intermission: Good article, GREAT billboards>

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/03/03/american-at...

 

(BAD Felaine!  Does anyone in here know if it's possible to develop a resistance to novocaine, or whatever it is that dentists use?  I had a tooth extracted today and felt everything even though she kept injecting more and more whatever-it-was... I cried and cried and cried.  First time in my life I've ever done that, and I've had a LOT of dental work in the past 60+ years.  Oh, Dawg, it HURTS! )

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2013 at 4:56pm

Patricia, I read so much pain, or frustration in your post and when family has "sides" or "issues" it is really hard. My daughter hated me for years and it hurt. Thankfully, those days are gone. I hope you are able to discuss how you feel with your daughter, honestly and in non-blaming ways, just speak your truth. It may or may not make things better between the two of you, but what have you got to lose?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2013 at 4:50pm
I understand what you mean, Ruth, I don't care for slapstick the way I once did, and how they milked for laughs. I didn't and don't like Laurel and Hardy or the Three Stooges ... too much laughing at pain. However, this sketch tickled my funny bone. I would love to see a set that make you laugh. Or anyone!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 6, 2013 at 2:21pm

Wow, your daughter looks so much like you, booklover. Both beautiful too. I only started looking like my mother after I got old and a bit jowley.

Cute cat triumph moment, Steph.

I wasn't too impressed by the Carol Burnett elephant sketch and the blooper discussion, even though I used to watch her show sometimes. I think internet use has changed my taste in humor. I became impatient with the extended laughter and extended lead up discussion. These days I'm used to instant gratification, as with LOLs. That walk in humor history taught me how much I've changed.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 6, 2013 at 1:31pm

Patricia, sorry about your moronic family.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 6, 2013 at 1:25pm
Melinda, Shauna looks so much like you and I agree with others, you both shine with beauty and joy.
Comment by Ian Mason on March 6, 2013 at 12:33pm

Shiny, happy people! I hope you have a great day, Melinda.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 6, 2013 at 10:50am

I'm jealous Melinda.  To have an atheist daughter (or son) would be wonderful.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 6, 2013 at 10:29am

I have to agree with the others, Melinda.  You and your daughter look like sisters.  Great photo.  Two beautiful people with such nice smiles. 

 

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