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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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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 15, 2012 at 10:23pm

Steph, I have a lot of off-the-wall friends who know what makes me laugh.

It helps.  So does this group.

Comment by Steph S. on December 15, 2012 at 10:11pm

Booklover that is funny. Thanks love the lolcats you post.

Sk8eycat that is funny about the nude Santa. LOL

Hey Napoleon - thanks for the LOL.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2012 at 8:28pm

Like father, like father. Scalia Father, Scalia Son, Uganda and Stone-Cold Silence of U.S. Ca...

"Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia's son Father Paul Scalia has served as a chaplain for the Catholic group Courage.  Yesterday in the Los Angeles TimesMichael McGough notes the younger Scalia's connection to Courage, and points out that Father Scalia has gone on record suggesting that gay people don't really exist--there are only homosexual acts"

Where is the outcry from Roman Catholics who know this is a construct of human imagination and has nothing to do with religion. Where are the howls from protestant communities who know better than the Scalia tribe? Their silence creates static on any of their messages, not worth listening to. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 15, 2012 at 7:02pm

I'll be waiting for the public outcries from other religious groups who condemn the pope's actions and words, but I'm sure all I'll hear is chirping crickets.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2012 at 6:50pm

CATHOLIC CHURCH ENDORSES MURDER AS POPE BLESSES UGANDA’S ‘KILL THE ...

Thanks to Patricia for this report. 

I don't know where to begin! A group of people who claim to value love, care, compassion, concern, for others allows their leader to make such a murderous blessing on hatred. It sound so much like the Old Testament stories of genocide and slaughter of innocents, and New Testament imperatives to leave loved ones to serve such a god. I just feel disgust! Don't you speak to me about love; you don't know the meaning of the word. Not just Roman Catholics, but evangelical christians spout such foul thinking. 

"SHAME ON YOU.

"That you could find a way in your mind to justify this act of endorsing murder and oppression says more about the stranglehold the Catholic Church has on your mind, and its primary function as a death cult used for social control, than it ever could about notions of “love” and “acceptance,” of so-called “Christian” values."

Via Joe My God:

Comment by sk8eycat on December 15, 2012 at 1:06pm

ADULTS ONLY!  (ARE we adults in here?  tee-hee!)

 

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For crying out loud. Act your age. There is no Santa !

Sometimes I just can't believe you!!!


I wonder if I could change this to "Nude God"....or "Nekkid Jesus, Mary & Joseph, and the 3 Magi"

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 15, 2012 at 11:20am

Beautiful snow-scape Patricia.

Would love to see those sky lanterns in person Tony.

Thanks for the cute kitties and reason's greetings Steph.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 15, 2012 at 9:23am
Stunning!
Comment by Tony Carroll on December 15, 2012 at 5:45am

Good morning all. Getting ready for the grind. Want to leave you with this. The Yi Peng festival in northern Thailand. Sky lanterns made from rice paper, and powered by candles.

Have a great day you guys. I'm off to work.

Comment by Steph S. on December 14, 2012 at 11:40pm

 

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