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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 on Thursday. 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 The Flying Atheist on September 2, 2014 at 1:35pm

Hello, Friends.  I've been a bit absent from here lately.  I just spent another five days in the hospital.  I was just released on Saturday.  I was sent back to the hospital with a possible blood clot that actually turned out to be a very bad case of cellulitis instead.  While there, they also discovered that my kidney function again was failing.  I ended up having a kidney biopsy this past Friday.  I should know the results later this week.  The results should give an indication as to why my kidneys are in such bad shape.  I suspect it's genetic, as I've had minor kidney issues since I was a child.  It's now catching up to me as I age. 

I've only had access to A/N from my smart phone and relplying is quite tedious, especially since I don't get my new glasses until this coming Thursday.  Type face on the smartphone is just too small for me to see comfortably.  I finally have access to a desktop computer today at my sister's house.  But I have kept up with all the comings and goings here in this group.  I miss not being able to respond in a more timely manner. 

 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 2, 2014 at 2:16am

Haven't used the PC much the last few days so trying to catch up.

Great news, Mindy. Hope the nausea can be kept to a minimum.

Larry: I love history and books. Am always reading something and watch Viasat History more than any other channel.

There's a lot of recycling in Denmark but some of that is out of my reach as I don't drive and therefore can't deliver.

Invisible cows! Stealing that :-D

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 1, 2014 at 4:49pm

Cool cat picture Mindy.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 1, 2014 at 7:29am

Pat, too. Mindy, also.

You all have a good Labor Day. Remember, no hot dogs (cancer producing).

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 31, 2014 at 7:27am

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 30, 2014 at 8:06am

I also put a lot in the recycle bin that the city picks-up at the curb every other week.

Idaho power gives us $30 for old operational refrigerators between 10 and 30 cubic feet.  My very old one I had in the garage only had 8.8 cubic feet so I missed-out on that money.  I took it to Pacific Steel & Recycling (where I sold the batteries), and they took it without any money changing hands either way.

The landfill wanted me to pay them $10 to take it, and it's also further to drive.  They recycle them also.

I have an another old refrigerator in the house that I'm using as a third fridge , but it's not frost-free, which is a pain, and it probably costs me more in electricity than it's worth, so I think I'll sell it to Idaho Power for $30.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 30, 2014 at 7:30am

Yeah, I'm the only person in the neighborhood that doesn't have trash pickup. I recycle virtually everything. And conveniently (and cheaply), the recycling center has a big "others" receptacle. I save over $100 a year in fees and help the environment. So smug. I don't make any money, however. 

Comment by k.h. ky on August 29, 2014 at 7:43pm
Excellent Spud. I recycle anything for free. But if I can earn a few bucks doing it that's even better.
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 29, 2014 at 2:51pm

Just sold 18 old car batteries I had laying around and got $136.  Nice!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 29, 2014 at 2:47pm

Love the reason for not going to church Mindy.

 

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