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Solicitors, go away

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deidre32 Aug 23. 58 Replies

In the past few months, I have been approached not once, not twice, but three times by solicitors who want me to find Jesus through their website. I am deaf, and apparently one of my neighbors…Continue

Howdy, y'all

Started this discussion. Last reply by ShroudedAtheist Aug 22. 13 Replies

Just wanted to introduce myself, as that seems the right thing to do for someone who just joined A/N. (No, my name isn't really Nick Bottom, but I can be an ass when it comes to religion, hence my…Continue

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Nick Bottom commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Why Atheist Are Jerks
"I don't think atheists are jerks, we just tell it like it is, and a lot of people simply don't want to hear the truth spoken because it makes them uncomfortable—so theists will often see atheists as jerks because we make them…"
Nick Bottom replied to Fiona Hawke's discussion Trouble meeting other atheists
"I went to a get-together for local atheists last weekend and had a great time. It was a little awkward meeting new people at first, but everyone was really welcoming and we shared quite a few laughs. I found the group through, and…"
Nick Bottom replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion New Pew Survey on Politics and Religion
"I find it interesting that those who were polled feel that there is much more discrimination against homosexuals, people of color, and even evangelical Christians than there is against atheists. While that may be true in terms of employment and…"
Nick Bottom commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I'm not a cat person, but I am definitely a pet person. I hope Dale is okay and that the vet can come up with a plan.  My first dog would go out and eat little rocks from my yard, and his teeth were so horribly damaged. The vet took an…"
Nick Bottom commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Pumpkin time has arrived. I am going to try out the new Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream (just a smidgen . . . or two), but what I am really looking forward to is seeing Trader Joe's pumpkin pancake and waffle mix back on the…"
Nick Bottom commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Hard-core entusiasts will sometimes call it "SF" for "speculative fiction" rather than "sci-fi." And yes, count me among the enthusiasts. It has to be well-written, though. There's too much SF junk out there, but…"
Sep 18
Nick Bottom commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"That video is hilarious. Almost makes me want to get a hamster and hedgehog, but I don't think my dog would get along with them too well."
Sep 17
Nick Bottom commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Nice . . . by that measure, I've lived at least 10,000 lives by now, not including all the books I've edited for my job."
Sep 17
Nick Bottom replied to Freethinker31's discussion Bible Museum coming to DC
"I wonder how many hungry mouths $800 million would feed. Seems to me the money could be put to better use, hmm?"
Sep 14
Nick Bottom commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I agree with you about praying out loud in restaurants. Most religious people I know will do a quick little mumble under their breath when dining out, rather than a full-blown prayer extravaganza. I don't mind those."
Sep 14
Nick Bottom commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"I dunno . . . to me it looks like a couple of anteaters kissing each other under a bunch of mistletoe."
Sep 14
Nick Bottom commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"My Catholic friend is coming over for dinner tonight. Before we eat our deep-dish pizza, our "prayer" is to say "Go Bears!" I don't mind it when I am a guest at someone's house and they want to say a prayer. I just sit…"
Sep 14
Nick Bottom replied to Freethinker31's discussion Is it racist to call a football team the Washington Redskins?
"Times change, and people's views on issues such as this change with the times. What once was acceptable is now no longer tolerated by many in today's society. Fans are loyal to their teams, and do not want to see change, but they will get…"
Sep 14
Nick Bottom replied to Katie Cross's discussion Atheist role models?
"Whoa . . . try watching that video with the captions turned on. I couldn't quite figure out what the dude was saying and singing, but I did get the "stroke, stroke, stroke your book" part. A few of the people in the congregation…"
Sep 14
Michael Mann replied to Nick Bottom's discussion Haruki Murakami in the group Nexus Book Club
"Hi Nick: Thanks for your comment and pointing out Murakami.  Although I've heard a good deal of him I haven't read his work.  I will now.  Cheers, Mike"
Sep 7
Nick Bottom commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Spam for dinner
"I don't think I've ever had Spam once in my life. There was a coupon in the newspaper today for $1.00 off Spam. Maybe I should try it with pineapple on the deep-dish pizza I plan to make for my football party next weekend?  Nah . . .…"
Sep 7

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Most people are surprised (and concerned) when I tell them I am an atheist, which is why I don't bring up the topic too often.

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At 3:42pm on August 20, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Welcome Nick 

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