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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.

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 on Wednesday. 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 on Tuesday. 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 Pamela on November 3, 2012 at 5:42pm

Mmmm, those roasted veggies look good.  We just got our power back Thursday (here in Jersey) and internet today.  Hopefully the supermarket will be restocked when we go tomorrow.  I could go for some nice roasted veggies!  Or a big pot of yummy veggie soup.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 3, 2012 at 2:24pm

Love the cats, Steph. Thanks.

Great to be reminded of all the good things of the season, Flying Atheist. Doesn't look that different from Denmark in landscape or cuisine.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 3, 2012 at 11:42am

Love the group hug, Steph.  Thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on November 3, 2012 at 11:01am

I just made this Hang With Friends one too.

Comment by Steph S. on November 3, 2012 at 11:00am

I just made this lolcat for the group!

HUGS to all of you my friends.

So nice being here with all of you.

Comment by Steph S. on November 3, 2012 at 10:46am

oh the pictures here are great - now I have to comment on all of them.

Love November and food pics Flying Atheist. Now I want to have a taste of that food you posted there. I bet it taste wonderful.

I love beef stew! Yum!

Booklover I am laughing at that LOLcat thermometer pic. so funny. That cat face says it all.

Stress cat is great sk8eycat - didn't know the name of the cat - thanks. cool pic too

Patricia what a cute animal photo. I love it. I would love to see your renovations pictures. Sorry to hear the construction crew is not showing up to do their work. What's the deal with these people? Don't they want to be hired? Especially with the economy the way it is.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 3, 2012 at 10:31am

NOVEMBER......

Comment by Lillie on November 3, 2012 at 10:04am

Melinda, I will be so happy to get my hour back.  Wish they would just leave it alone.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 2, 2012 at 11:58pm

Just looked at "9 Chickweed Lane" on the net. Seems like fun. Thanks, Sk8ey.

Comment by sk8eycat on November 2, 2012 at 8:04pm

Note: the "stress cat's" name is Solange...she's from the 9 Chickweed Lane comic strip.  "Hallmarks of Felinity"  She's been delighting us for years.

 

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