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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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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2012 at 6:06pm

Hi Destiny.  I see you are new to Atheist/Nexus.  Welcome!!  Your announcement on Facebook felt refreshing, I'm sure.  It's times like those when you find out who your true friends and supporters are, and that's a good thing.  It makes those relationships stronger and more cherished, which in turn makes life better.  

You're in a GREAT group here in Hang With Friends.  Some of the nicest (and funniest) people to associate with.  I wish we could all meet for a big bash of great pot-luck food and drink.  I know it would be a blast.

Happy Friday, everybody!   

(**Special shout-out to Sk8eycat: you crack me up.)  

Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 4:08pm
I'm late! Soo late!
I have always liked the name Melinda! Destiny Tripp is my actual name. An atheist named "Destiny Tripp". A bit ironic, huh? My poor brothers name is Chrstian, also an atheist! Anyone is welcome to find me on fb btw
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2012 at 3:59pm

Sorry, Destiny, I left Facebook a long time ago.

Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:51pm
Thanx for the friend request! And the words of encouragement! I may be young but I feel old! I JUST gained access to the internet and because of groups like this, I would have felt enough support to come out YEARS ago! This point in my life I just feel like those who matter dont mind, and those who mind DON'T MATTER!
Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:42pm
Also, I have been trying to share a pic from my phone to booklover. I have here with me 3 adorable, fluffy kittens! Try to just picture them, 2 black and ome grey. =^..^=
Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:26pm
*took
Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:25pm
Sorry about the " sloppiness" too, it taked several seconds for me to even see what I am typing! Lol!
Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 3:22pm
I posted a video on facebook this morning about tolerance. I also made this my coming out video. I have been an atheist for 13 years and the only people who knew before this video were my immediate family. Even though I talked about atheism, I discussed other groups like lgbt, and muslims. My main message was that no one should feel like they need to be kept in the closet, no matter what minority they find themselves in. I talked about all the misconceptions people had about atheists and provided legitimate evidenc against them. I asked people to share my message. I recieved only two responses and they were amazing, but I am disappointed that everyone else ignored to even acknowledge my pos, except by then posting images on their walls about why they beleive. I posted images as well that made statements like "not all muslims are terrorists", "coexist", marriage is a basic civil right." The only respose or "like" I got was one on how portraying man's mind as some sort of sexual deviant IS it DOES hurt men, and does NOT help a cause. my video in no way " evangitical" it was based on tolerance and my need to speak up as an atheist simply because of this and a beliefe for a secular government that we supposedly already have.i only stated this as a reason for me to "come out". I was still avoided like a plague. I feel that ot was entirely appropriate that the videos title was "my social suicide video; let's take adversity away from diversity! I am glad to still have two real friends on fb. They mean more to me than the other 200 or so! And no, they are not atheists, but they at least dont follow organized religion. I feel better knowing who is really a true friend! Sorry to share so much, but coming out today felt great. Im happy no one has harassed me, yet!
Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2012 at 3:14pm

Or how about a Devon cream tea?

Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2012 at 3:12pm

A religion of cake would be the perfect companion to the Great Teapot.

 

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