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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.

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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 Apr 25. 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Randy, what a glorious trip. While in Thessalonika think of me digging in a Neolithic site looking for artifacts of that ancient era. 

Happy travels!

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

I am home, in my lovely old garden. I intend not to leave this treasured place alive. I am refilling the bird feeders and baths, meandering through the pathways, finding surprises at each turn of the course. A patch of red here, a spot of white there. Oh wonder of wonders, it all grows!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on Thursday

Randy, what a great trip!  Enjoy your time together in Greece.  I would love to go myself and experience the rich culture, scenery and food. 

Comment by Loren Miller on Thursday

Make sure you take part of that day in Athens at the Acropolis, Randall.  That is a can't-miss!

Comment by Randall Smith on Thursday

Thanks for the compliments (farm and "kids").

Emily is the youngest of my 3 daughters. My oldest, Valerie, is flying in from Honduras (where she lives) tonight. She'll spend the day with Emily tomorrow. Then, the next day (Sat.), the two of us will fly to Greece. After a day in Athens, we're going to Thessalonika to hike across the northern mountains, visiting national parks, monasteries, etc. We will then cross over to the island of Corfu. This is an eleven day trip sponsored by the Sierra Club. I'm very excited to do the trip, especially with my daughter.

Comment by Plinius on Thursday

You're in good company then!

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on Thursday

Don't know, I just call myself an old bat.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Qiana, well, whatever its origin, it sounds nice to the ear. Are you soft and strong like the description of the fabric? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

The name has such a pretty ring to it, I was sure it was a traditional name from some unknown place. I Googled "Qiana" and found these bits of information.

"Qiana is a silky nylon fiber developed in 1962 at the DuPont Experimental Station by Stanley Brooke Speck. The fiber was named Qiana when introduced by DuPont in 1968".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiana

Given Name QIANA

GENDER: Feminine
Meaning & History: From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
Sources and References: Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)

Qiana Towns, Instructor COMMUNICATIONS & ENGLISH, FACULTY COLLE...

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on Thursday

Hehe, ok, I'm a chunk of fabric.

 

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