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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 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 Lillie on March 5, 2013 at 7:24pm

I wonder if the gorillas had been around people much.  They seemed really tame and at ease.  The guy with the camera must have been frozen in time which was probably the best thing to do when they were all around him.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 5, 2013 at 6:23pm

Yes, Melinda, it's too bad we can't meet at 30,000 feet.  That would have been fun.  Remember:  Always put your own mask on first, then help children or others near you.  :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 5, 2013 at 6:15pm
It is snowing again!
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 5, 2013 at 2:51pm

Ian, I am sorry you didn't have Carol Burnett in Denmark! Her slapstick humor just outrageously funny. Everything she did was gross exaggeration of real life; kind of like Charlie Chaplin. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 5, 2013 at 2:48pm

I love the jigging cat, Steph. Oh to have such energy!

We had three days of snow last week, but up to 50s this week and not below freezing. Hoe your temps modify too, Melinda. Your puppy feeding bowl looks sweet. 

That handsome squirrel in snow compels me to want to let him in ... big mistake ... my neighbor had a squirrel in her home and it was a disaster, perhaps caused by the dog and cat trying to catch it. You sent a great photo Carl. 

Your cat with fish cocktail and without have great expressions. 

Patricia, I didn't realize Carol Burnett's show was 11 years! Her humor is priceless and timeless. 

Comment by Ian Mason on March 5, 2013 at 2:04pm

Just got round to watching the videos. I don't know who Carol Burnett is but it looks like she and the others had a lot of fun making the programmes.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 5, 2013 at 1:36pm

Steph, thanks for the amusing Drunken Sailor Cat.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 5, 2013 at 12:07pm

Melinda, I'm in and out of Miami all the time but, unfortunately, not this Saturday.  I wish you happy travels and a very enjoyable vacation with your family!

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 5, 2013 at 8:50am

Good morning, All.  Yup, the snow has started.  Expecting 8 to 10 inches.

Comment by Steph S. on March 4, 2013 at 10:10pm

 

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