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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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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Thursday. 9 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

degrading love — part one (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 22. 11 Replies

Love is by many considered among the highest of positive emotions.  Yet when love of the type offered by deities is examined, something seems to go seriously wrong.  The love of Yahweh seems less a gift than a demand, not so much beneficence as a…Continue

Tags: TheraminTrees, god, love

Ning, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 13. 47 Replies

I just got the following notice from Ning yesterday, (31 October, 2016), in the wake of this latest website outage:As some of you may be aware, we experienced a system outage earlier this morning. The cause was due to a specific network…Continue

Tags: downtime, Atheist Nexus, Ning

Introducing Douglas Murray

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 7. 4 Replies

Most of us who have been around atheism for a while know the heavyweights of our ilk.  Names like Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Dillahunty and AronRa get nearly daily mention in posts and discussions on Atheist Nexus.  One name I was…Continue

Tags: Agatan Foundation, Douglas Murray

If There's a God - She's a Woman - The Author T

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chris Nov 3. 4 Replies

I came across this story and thought some here might find it interesting and humorous.It’s titled:If There’s a GodShe’s a WomanFrom the Series:Things You Can Learn from a VaginaIts on the website TheAuthorT.com under the tab, “Free to Read…Continue

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by k.h. ky Oct 30. 35 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

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Comment by Ian Mason on August 22, 2012 at 1:33am

These were voted the 10 best one-liners at the Edinburgh Festival:

1) "You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks." – Stewart Francis

2) "Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly." – Tim Vine

3) "I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister." – Will Marsh

4) "You know you're working class when your TV is bigger than your book case." –Rob Beckett

5) "I'm good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet … I don't know Y." – Chris Turner

6) "I took part in the sun tanning Olympics - I just got Bronze." – Tim Vine

7) "Pornography is often frowned upon, but that's only because I'm concentrating." – George Ryegold

8) "I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!" – Stewart Francis

9) "I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: 'It's not rocket salad." – Lou Sanders

10) "My mum's so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism … she wouldn't fancy her chances." – Nish Kumar

Comment by Ian Mason on August 22, 2012 at 1:08am

It's morning for me :) Hope everyone slept well (when you get up and tune in again) Lovely poem, Tony and thanks for the pics one and all.

Is something bothering you, Ruth? Hope a good night's sleep helped.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 22, 2012 at 12:57am

Thanks for the feel good pictures, Ian, Tony and Joan. I really needed them tonight. And your poem is perfect to tuck me into bed, Tony. Hugs to all and Sweet Dreams.

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 22, 2012 at 12:20am

I'm off as well.

    To where ever your night dreams take you,

    From the sands of ancient Egypt, to the red

    Sands of Mars. From building the Great Wall,

    To spending your dreamtime in quiet, peaceful, memories.

    The time of freedom lies in your slumber, warm, inviting,

    Loving gossamer visions, fleeting, half remembered upon waking

    To a glorious dawn.

Hugs to all. Goodnight.

   

Comment by Steph S. on August 22, 2012 at 12:12am
Joan what a wonderfully cute Winnie the Pooh picture!
Thanks!
It's always so nice to come here and spend time with you all.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 22, 2012 at 12:01am

Group hug! Good night everyone. Sweet dreams and a glorious tomorrow!

Comment by Steph S. on August 21, 2012 at 11:52pm
What lovely words Joan. I enjoyed reading your post here - and yes I am unique - there is no one else like me. Personality does come from within.
Companions are very Important.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 21, 2012 at 11:49pm

Great pictures! Very powerful evidence of the need for nurturing. I feel great. Hope you all do too. 

Comment by Steph S. on August 21, 2012 at 11:48pm
I love all the cute pictures posted here!
Thanks Tony, Ian, Joan, Patricia, Booklover - and anyone I might not have mentioned. I only went back 2 pages - I got behind again.
Many smiles!
Comment by Steph S. on August 21, 2012 at 11:44pm
Baboons are much smarter than congressmen. Thanks for the funny picture Tony!
 

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