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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.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by LM Valeriano Godoy on December 29, 2011 at 6:35pm

Thank you for inviting me to this group! :)

Comment by Steph S. on December 29, 2011 at 5:45pm

I love that sk8eycat -- I'm going to favorite it and vote on it right now!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 29, 2011 at 3:56pm

My latest...why pro football makes me barf.

http://cheezburger.com/exhoicat/lolz/View/5626213888

Ostentatious Display of Piety...lose game, anyway

Ostentaious Display of Piety...lose game anyway

Comment by sk8eycat on December 28, 2011 at 6:56pm

PS: ANY medical practice that allows or encourages their employees to proselytize on the job ought to have some kind of warning sign by the door, or prominently posted in the waiting room.

Sheesh!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 28, 2011 at 6:51pm

First I hooted with laughter, then I felt the patient's utter humiliation.  What a mental picture!

I had to read all the comments posted after that, and even the krispies thought it was completely out of line, offensive/invasive.

A friend of mine, who is a believer but not pushy about it, told me that her ophthalmologist asked her to pray with him just before he performed cataract surgery on her.  She found it comforting, but if any medical professional said something like that to me, I'd have been up off the gurney, and out of there so fast...no matter how I was (un)clothed or drugged up.  If he/she needs supernatural help to do his/her job, I want somebody else.

My orthopaedic surgeon fell down laughing when I complained about the "scarecrow" on the wall of my hospital room a couple of years ago. The only hospital in this town anymore is Catholic, refuses to do any kind of abortions or counsel women re: contraception, and accepts federal money (Medicare).

Hypocrites.

Comment by Ernest P. Toth on December 27, 2011 at 7:15pm

Get rid-o-the weapons program n' support the dollar with weed sales..

Comment by Ernest P. Toth on December 27, 2011 at 7:14pm

Get rid-o-the weapons program n' support the dollar with weed sales..

Comment by Donna Inman on December 26, 2011 at 3:25pm

Thank you for the welcome!

Comment by Shel Lynn on December 24, 2011 at 2:08pm

Thank you for inviting me to join this group, Ruth. I'm new to the site & looking forward to participating in some interesting discussions. Happy Winter Solstice all!  =)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 23, 2011 at 11:23pm

Conga-rats, Ruth.  Many thanks for creating such a comfy place to hang out.

I'd like to offer you a cuppa tea, but I don't think there's any way to do it electronically. 

I'm trying a new one tonight; Darjeeling Wood Smoke, nice and delicate (doesn't knock your sox off like other "smoky" teas do), and you can get two infusions out of 1 cup worth of leaves. (I like loose teas when I'm not feeling lazy, so I have several kinds of infusers and DIY tea bags. It's turned into a hobby.) 

 

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