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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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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 31. 66 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

White House Petition: Change National Motto Back to "E Pluribus, Unum"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 22. 8 Replies

There is a petition being sponsored by whitehouse.gov to remove "in god we trust" as the national motto and replace it with the original: "E Pluribus, Unum" or "Out of Many, One."  As of this writing, there are around 11,000 signatures on it, with…Continue

Tags: E Pluribus, Unum, in god we trust, petition

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2015. 3 Replies

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

coming out (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Whether as atheist, agnostic, gay / Lesbian or whatever, the process of coming out has been a repeated topic of discussion here on Atheist Nexus and for good reason: it is at once a necessary yet potentially supremely painful process, depending on…Continue

Tags: Lesbian, agnostic, gay, atheist, TheraminTrees

If God Exists (DarkMatter2525)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 23, 2015. 4 Replies

"Practice makes perfect."  That's the concept, isn't it?  Work diligently at something, especially something you enjoy and are adept at, and your skills sharpen, your judgment improves, and the product of your efforts demonstrate that improvement. …Continue

Tags: religion, YouTube, god, DarkMatter2525

Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 1, 2015. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 1, 2013 at 11:09am

Good morning, Steph, and all others here.  Glad to hear you're having a nice sunny Friday.  It's sunny here in Chicago as well with one significant caveat:  it's a very chilly 5-degrees!  Brrrrrrrr.  I'm home cocooning and catching up on my atheist podcasts.   

Comment by Steph S. on February 1, 2013 at 10:53am

oh how cute booklover - love that kitty.

How are you all doing today?

It's a nice sunny day outside. A wonderful Friday.

Comment by Plinius on February 1, 2013 at 2:19am

Unbelievable what they can do with their voices, Joan! I only wish the audience soundtrack was left out...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 6:58pm
Deborah Mitchell, Why I Raise My Children Without God.
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-910282

This woman's one statement makes more sense than all the sermons, scriptures, and songs in praise of an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent god. Deborah Mitchell, thank you!
Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2013 at 5:04pm

Love all the posts from everyone - I got behind here - reading back a few pages now.

Hope everyone had a good day.

Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2013 at 5:03pm

Booklover I love that cat in the couch.

Ruth that lolcat about the sandbox is funny.

Comment by Steph S. on January 31, 2013 at 5:01pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 3:48pm

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief!"

Dave Varabioff

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 3:36pm
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 31, 2013 at 3:22pm

"I have tears in my eyes....................in the first picture you can see his eye is totally on the snowball coming in, HES GONNA catch it!" 

Thanks to Dave Varabioff

 

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