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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 Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Sunday. 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

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on February 15, 2017 at 12:22am

Glad to hear that you're still ticking along, Joan. The dinner sounds tasty. As you like fish, try trout poached in cider.

I've faked Zip codes before to sign petitions but I doubt I'd get away with ringing a congress man/woman.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 14, 2017 at 10:41pm

Joan, I'm glad you're OK!

Ruth, I appreciate your letters in Writing to Congress; they help me make timely, coherent phone calls to our senators and my congressman.

Carl, Democrats who have good positions still appreciate knowing that a certain number of constituents approve of them, and are likely to want to see them reelected. You can also push them for leadership on crucial issues.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 14, 2017 at 10:17pm

I'm very lucky that my two Senators and my House Representative are Democrats.  I usually don't need to contact them about issues because they're already on board with my thinking.  Of course, Barack Obama was my Senator for four years before he became President.  I will, however, write or call my Representatives if their positions are unknown to me.

Daniel, it is my plan to incorporate my laptop into my new desk.  However, I have a desk now that I really like, but with my new desk I could hide away the "clutter."

Joan, I'm so glad to hear your replacement pacemaker procedure went well.  You have a new heart for Valentine's Day! 

Comment by Daniel W on February 14, 2017 at 8:04pm

Joan, the stuff we go through to keep on keeping on!  Glad your upgrade worked out and you got to celebrate!

Carl, nice desk!  Looks perfect for a computer :-)

I have a writing desk from my great aunt.  It is probably not as vintage as yours, maybe 1930s.  My laptop is very comfortable there.

Comment by k.h. ky on February 14, 2017 at 7:40pm
Chris, I like the tips you posted and I'm going to start using them. For the fourth week there is no answer at the senators offices :)

I'll ky trying until I can at least get the machine.
McConnell sucks.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2017 at 7:04pm

Thanks for sharing, Joan. It sounds like a trial, and I'm glad you're OK.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

I had my pacemaker battery replaced yesterday and am a little tender. I had to fast and then all I can remember is a lot of pushing and pulling and when I woke up, that big pacemaker was gone and a new one, much smaller, was in place. The procedure took less than an hour, but the prep, pre-meds, and sterilization of the location, then the anesthetic/sleep, and the post-op of making sure everything worked and we were out by dinnertime. 

We celebrated by going out to dinner; I had a big salad with a lovely piece of lemon-grilled-salmon on top.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 14, 2017 at 4:01pm

My head's spinning. Just got today's political letters in the mail. Finally had time to brush my teeth and clean the litter box. <groan> It takes me hours to compose unique timely letters. Where are you guys and your brains in Writing to Congress? Aren't those of you who live in the US resisting the ChristoNazi takeover? 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2017 at 2:27pm

Joan, in the last few days, I've read several of your posts that sound like your present living conditions are degraded by religious BS.  How many of your family you now live with are religious?

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2017 at 2:39pm

Lovely desk, Carl. I hope your clear-out goes well. Don't overdo things though.

Your weather sounds quite extreme, Ruth. Perhaps God disapproves of he-who-must-not-be-named (the orange ogre)

 

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