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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 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 Randall Smith 1 hour ago

I need to hug and play with my dog more often. I sometimes take her for granted (or "granite", as my sister used to say). I see those Humane Society commercials and feel sad for the dogs and cats. A local TV station had a story about a Comcast man picking up and taking home a stray dog (pit bull?). That dog was so "appreciative" and loving. That's what makes me want to hug my dog (Dot).

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 1 hour ago

We lost a pooch last year, and felt so lucky that she took her leave at home in bed. You always think you're never going to get another dog. Then finally one day remembering them brings a smile, and you do get another one, and it's always worth it.

Comment by k.h. ky 8 hours ago
Daniel, us dog lovers always want what's best for them. If they can pass quietly at home that would be wonderful. I wish that for you and yours.
I've never been that fortunate. It's always been traumatic and unexpected. Seizures in one, cancer in two, a heart attack with another. And these are dogs with regular vet care and the necessary preventatives. I grieve hard. Swear I'll never get another. Then always do. I tell my gdaughters that the time we had with them is more than worth the pain of losing them.
Comment by k.h. ky 8 hours ago
Head and shoulders? Is got to try that. Sweet E has allergies bad. Scratches constantly. I give her a benydril (sp?) every six hours. And lots of exercise chasing the ball. Weather permitting.
The vet put her on a pill that totally stopped the itching for about a month. Then I had to take her off of it because of the side effects. She started vomiting around week three. Then lost her appetite and started losing weight. Became lethargic. Within a week of stopping the med she was back to scratching but otherwise healthy.
Comment by k.h. ky 9 hours ago
Lol Carl. That's a good one. I can't figure out how she got them in her little, squashed, mouth :)
Comment by The Flying Atheist 9 hours ago

Kathy, I suppose you'll know when your boston is finished collecting eggs when you have an even dozen?  :)

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim 10 hours ago

Ruth, GC, where are you?

Kathy, Baigo appears totally comfortable, but is losing a lot of weight and cant get up at all without help.  We are considering our home a doggie hospice now.  Charlie really responded to a new flea pill, antiinflammatory med, and spa baths consisting of generic selsun and generic head and shoulders with conditioner.  He quit scratching, sleeps through the night, and can walk 8 blocks.  He is also weak, its a matter of time but no pain that I can see.

Your dog is amazing.  I have never heard of a dog doing that.

Comment by k.h. ky 10 hours ago
Ruth has been missing the last few days. And grinning cat too.
Comment by k.h. ky 10 hours ago
She brought up two more unbroken eggs today. I'm sure that's all of them now. Because she went out in the pouring rain to get the last one and she hates rain :)
Comment by k.h. ky 10 hours ago
This is my second boston and both have been the most gentle dogs I've ever been around. With everyone and everything. I had Rottweiler's when I was younger and they were wonderful too. And, with the exception of one, also very gentle.
Daniel, how is Charley doing? I hope he's still well and comfortable.
 

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