Hang With Friends

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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.

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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee yesterday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly on Thursday. 15 Replies

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…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 17. 2 Replies

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…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

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

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

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…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 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

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Steph S. on September 26, 2012 at 5:25pm

Love the puppies Joan!

Booklover that cat is messing up that mattress - lol.

Very nice shuttle photo sk8eycat.

Checking the link out sk8eycat -and good luck with your Pet Press. I love animals.

Sounds like some good photos Flying Atheist. Very cool.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 26, 2012 at 4:30pm

I just flew with a pilot at my company who showed pictures to me that he took from the cockpit when he was flying into LAX on the same day of the shuttle landing.  They were lucky enough on their approach to be landing at the same time on parallel runways.  And what a treat for a plane full of passengers as well.  Wish I could have seen that. 

Comment by sk8eycat on September 26, 2012 at 4:07pm

Hi!  I'm up to my eyes in Pet Press work today and tomorrow, but I HAD to show you-all this photo.  (Please click the link to read the article and following comments.  SOME people actually know something about photography and telephoto lenses!  Amazing!)

Shuttle Endeavour passes the Hollywood sign.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 26, 2012 at 2:18pm

Hi, Stlcharliebrown.  Welcome to the site.  I'm not sure about t/a.  Can you provide the context in which it was used?

Comment by Stlcharliebrown on September 26, 2012 at 2:01pm
I'm new here and I have a question. Someone was talking in a post and used the abbreviation a/n for athiest nexus, they also used the abbreviation t/a. What does it mean it was in reference to another site.
Comment by Stlcharliebrown on September 26, 2012 at 8:37am
Good morning Tony Carroll, John Denver is always a goo way to start out a rainy day. John Denver was the first concert I ever went to at age 8. It was too loud and we had to leave. LOL
Comment by Plinius on September 26, 2012 at 1:52am

What a lovely garden, Joan! I'm happy it gives you such a good time!

Comment by Plinius on September 26, 2012 at 1:50am

Different and still Mozart! Thanks for the video Ian!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 26, 2012 at 12:00am

This site, full of beautiful photos, funny animal shots, great stories, lovely music, refreshes my spirit. I'm off to bed with a light heart and happy thoughts. Good night all. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 11:37pm

Hey Steph. Yes, I do, but this song really gets to me for some reason. I've never been to the high country, but I can see it in my minds eye when I hear The Eagle and the Hawk.


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