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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.

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Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris May 17. 1 Reply

Anyone here ever run onto an apologist by the name of Ravi Zacharias?  I've seen his name dropped multiple times on YouTube as supposedly being THE ONE APOLOGIST that no atheist wants to cross swords with, because of his facility with christian…Continue

Tags: Ravi Zacharias, Steve Baughman, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 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

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

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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.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 11:34pm

 "Goll darn it Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a $20 whore".

One of my favorite movies of all time, Napoleon. Thanks.

Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 11:27pm
Wish I was visiting with you in your yard Joan. Such a lovely place to be. Tony thanks for the song - I will listen to the song you posted. Do you like the song "Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver? I like that song.
Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 11:05pm

This song, The Eagle and the Hawk, by John Denver, is as close to a "religious" feeling I have. I picture myself back in my youth, on the banks of the Mississippi, seeing red tailed hawks, owls, egrets, and getting that tingly, hair raising on my arms, eyes tearing up slightly feeling. I still get it now, and this is one of the things that does it to me. So my friends, please enjoy.

 

http://youtu.be/TC9FWwQ2ZrM

 

 

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