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  • What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

    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 matters, suggests you see it from Yahweh's point of…

    By Loren Miller

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  • degrading love — part one (TheraminTrees)

    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 threat or Hobson's Choice ... at least when those of…

    By Loren Miller

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  • Ning, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate

    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 configuration change that was made during our network…

    By Loren Miller

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  • Introducing Douglas Murray

    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 completely unaware of until this morning, however, was one…

    By Loren Miller

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  • If There's a God - She's a Woman - The Author T

    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 Stories.”I didn’t know where to post it, so I posted it…

    By Joe

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  • His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

    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 loan. During my research to locate the sequels, I found an…

    By Tonya R. Wheeler

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  • Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

    This is a test 

    By Joan Denoo

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  • The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

    Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's Notes version for those of us without the patience…

    By Loren Miller

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  • punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

    If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or other means of substantiation religions suffer…

    By Loren Miller

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  • A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

    All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the photographer and camera and me. This day has been…

    By Joan Denoo

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