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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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God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 21, 2015 at 3:25pm

Joan, Happy Birthday!

Wishing you peace and tranquility.  Enjoy your day!

Comment by Randall Smith on January 21, 2015 at 8:17am

If interested, I submitted a book recommendation and my colonoscopy results in "Nexus Book Club" and "learnerscoffeeshop" groups respectfully. No need to repeat myself.

My list of hated comedians (Adam Shandler) and shows (i.e., All in the Family) is endless. Don't even want to think about it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2015 at 12:16am

Neil Carter, 

What Atheists Wish Christians Knew About Them

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 20, 2015 at 10:49pm

Grinning Cat, thank you again. I worked on the same problem a year ago; now I realize I have been doing it incorrectly for a year. I'll work to catch my errors quicker in the future. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 20, 2015 at 10:31pm

Sk8ey - I actually liked Carrey in Liar Liar. And you're so right about Lucille - by a strange coincidence I just saw a trailer for her Mame last week and she was waaaaaaaaaay too long in tooth and claw for that role.

Ian - Groucho was absolutely the pinnacle of comedy. My favorite line ever was I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception. He was just subtle enough to sleaze many a ribald line past the ever-vigilant censors. Reginald Perrin was priceless as well.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 10:19pm

I don't think I've ever seen anything Jim Carrey has ever done.  The last movie (DVD) I have seen was the second "Harry Potter" film.  *YAWN*  (And too much yelling n the beginning.)

Comment by Ian Mason on January 20, 2015 at 9:58pm

Always been a Marx brothers fan, me. The right combination of verbal and visual wit. I grew up with more radio than telly so the verbal has been the most important. For instance, I love Blackadder but don't really care much for Mr. Bean.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:57pm

Jerry Lewis was good in "My Friend Irma."  Period.  At least I thought so at the time.   I was 9 years old.....

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 20, 2015 at 9:51pm

Joan, thanks for sharing that clip!

There's a discussion in "How To Do It!" about embedding videos, with instructions on specifying start and stop times if you want to highlight just one section.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 20, 2015 at 9:39pm

Carol Burnett was funny, AND she had a great supporting cast, and didn't hog all the laughs for herself.

Did you ever see the mini-series she did for CBS...."Fresno"?  A spoof of "Dynasty" and other prime time soaps  It kinda flopped, but I thought it was hilarious.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresno_%28miniseries%29

The whole thing is on YouTube somewhere.  I thought it was a riot because I've driven through Fresno too many times.  (If they'd done something like that here when we first moved to Burbank, it would have been just as crazy. There was a huge vineyard and winery just 1 block up the hill from us....tacky, tacky, tacky.)

 

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