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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 Grinning Cat yesterday. 10 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 Joan Denoo on February 14, 2015 at 12:55pm

Chris, I like your class exercise! Your students must have gotten a good laugh and probably had the joy of contributing. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2015 at 12:54pm

Elaine, IMHO, you should have sounded an alarm. I don't know what the boy was doing, I do know the dog acted in a very unnatural way. Was the critter in pain or enjoying himself? I don't know. I suspect not. After learning of the involvement of spinal cords, then I say it definitely was brutal. If it were, we would need to know about it and take appropriate action by not laughing, and expressing concern. Either way, we learn something.  

Comment by Ian Mason on February 14, 2015 at 11:46am

Chris, that is very, very funny.

Felaine, it wouldn't be the same without you. Please stay with us.

Comment by Plinius on February 14, 2015 at 11:15am

I gathered the answers on internet and worked them into an English lesson. Had to leave out the more difficult idiom and the American that are not so well known here. Was a good lesson!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2015 at 10:59am

Welcome back sk8eycat!

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2015 at 10:55am

LOL, Plinus. Thanks for a humorous start to my day! I especially liked the John Lennon and Bill Gates versions.

The Miles Davis should be relaxing, but my brain's irritable and the high notes sound shrill to me rather than mellow. Turned down the volume three times. Happy Valentine's Day, all.

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Comment by Randall Smith on February 14, 2015 at 8:42am

Loved all those chicken answers, Chris! I needed a good laugh.

Love jazz, but not "smooth", i.e., Kenny G type.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, ladies!

Randy

Comment by sk8eycat on February 14, 2015 at 1:07am

I just re-joined to let you all know that I deleted my comments that seem to have started the howling.

I'm sorry I said anything at all, but cruelty to animals is a VERY hot-button issue with me, and I just had to stick my oar in.

Good bye, all.  I'll miss you, but I don't feel as though I belong in this group anymore.

Elaine

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2015 at 12:27am

Chris! You have all the right answers!  Tehehehe

Comment by Plinius on February 14, 2015 at 12:20am

Good idea, Ruth.

 

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