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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 Loren Miller on November 30, 2013 at 7:22pm

Them: Do you think the dead can live again?
Me: Dr. Frankenstein tried that once. It didn't work out so well...

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 30, 2013 at 6:39pm

Loren, thanks for the laugh! And well said to the evangelist couple, Patricia!

Comment by Ian Mason on November 30, 2013 at 4:33pm

Great hat, Patricia.

Well put, Loren.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 30, 2013 at 3:43pm

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2013 at 5:45pm

Comment by Ian Mason on November 29, 2013 at 9:49am

Mindy, your young ones look fine and happy.

Just finished "The Second Coming" by John Niven. Would you believe that Jesus is in heaven jamming with Jimi? There'salso a great quote as a chapter heading. Britney Spears supporting capital punishment because that's how criminals lear their lesson for next time.

Carl, I work nights and in a shift pattern that means not working Mon. og Tues. so I could sleep all day after the Sabbath and be rested for my Wed, night shift so that was all right.

Hope nobody has burst during the U.S,'s big eating day.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 29, 2013 at 9:29am

Your kids look great, booklover.

I don't have time to read.

I spent all day yesterday working on this discussion Abnormal Arctic. Grinning Cat did the video remixes and added ideas.

I've been consumed by our unfolding planetary emergency. Sorry I neglected all of you here lately.

I agree with you, Chris, about the numerous mass killings most of us just ignore.

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2013 at 2:39am

Most people think of THE holocaust, as if there was only one of them. How come they never consider the mass killings of Armenians, gypsies, Cambodians, Vietnamese, Africans, Chinese. And I haven't even started on crimes against women and gays.  Thanks for the title, I put it on my TBR-list - a very long list, I'm afraid.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 29, 2013 at 1:53am

Chris, I just recently heard about "The Year 1000."  I'm told it is a very good book.  I'm about half way through "King Leopold's Ghost."  It was recommended to my by Daniel, our friend Sentient Biped.  It's a really good and interesting book about the huge slaughter of millions of Africans at the turn of the 20th Century.  Most people today are not even aware that such horrible events took place, despite the fact that the number of people killed is on par with the World War Two Holocaust. 

Comment by Plinius on November 29, 2013 at 1:11am

They ARE beautiful, Mindy!

I made a big pan of chili sin carne y con fruta, enjoyed it very much and froze the left-overs for another day.

Reading: The year 1000 - what life was like at the turn of the first millenium, Lacey & Danziger. Very interesting and entertaining!

The Anne Perry series looks good, Mindy! Thanks for the idea. I'm almost at the end of the Brother Bartholomew series by Susanna Gregory - mystery in 14th century Cambridge. I love her descriptions of ordinary life!

 

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