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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

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11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 3. 1 Reply

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on November 18, 2017 at 4:21pm

So, the Nederlands isn't that different from Denmark. The weather is a constant topic of conversation as it can change several times a day. We've just had the wettest, cloudiest summer for 30 years but on the good side, the trees have loved it and grown up to 10% more than average.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 18, 2017 at 2:23pm

While looking for the video, I spotted this one which reminds me of my many years cycling to work, come rain or snow:

https://youtu.be/WkgKYjrNLwg

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 18, 2017 at 2:19pm

Plinius, I couldn't watch that video because I won't sign on to facebook again.  Is this the video?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys-KP8oPdvg

Comment by Thomas Murray on November 18, 2017 at 2:10pm

 Carl,

 I dunno why but I am always uncomfortable in a "all the same" setting. Like if I walked into a room of just white people, I get uncomfortable. Even though I am white socializing with only white people is like being locked up in a cage. I haven't figured out why this is so.

 So yea, the A.N. community members are a rare breed.

Comment by Thomas Murray on November 18, 2017 at 1:54pm

Here's something for you, Plinius...

Comment by Plinius on November 18, 2017 at 1:37pm

And I love green, Carl!

Comment by Patricia on November 18, 2017 at 1:36pm

I enjoy hearing from others not in my little place on the planet. I feel we have plenty of interesting things to learn from each other.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 18, 2017 at 1:35pm

Thomas, this is my only social site as well.  I've never had a Facebook or MySpace account or any other like that.  I feel like we are a rare breed.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 18, 2017 at 1:33pm

Chris (NL) I love that video.  Very funny.  I didn't realize you get so much precipitation.  The upside is that you have lots of greenery, which is definitely nice! 

Comment by Plinius on November 18, 2017 at 1:32pm

Thomas, I was only joking - lately I've seen a lot of people on internet who think that the world ends at the borders of the USA - they always make me laugh. 

But you're right, accepting differences and enjoying the colourful company is good for us all.

 

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