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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 Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S on Thursday. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 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

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2016 at 2:21am

Kathy, thanks for the link! Excellent information. I hope the family feel some peace. 

Comment by k.h. ky on October 27, 2016 at 12:56am
LA Times today. Genetic evidence exonerates Canadian flight attendant widely blamed for bringing HIV to the USA. Fascinating article from both human and scientific perspectives.
Comment by Plinius on October 26, 2016 at 2:24pm

Looks great, Daniel! I'll drop in some day...

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 26, 2016 at 2:04pm

I'd gladly be there, Daniel, with Joan, Ruth, and whoever else came by! (And we'd presumably get to meet Ning, too!)

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2016 at 1:42pm
Daniel, your fireplace &a setting offers such a warm welcome, how can not accept an invitation!
Thinking of you as I sit with my morning coffee and look out to my colorful garden!
Comment by Daniel W on October 26, 2016 at 1:13pm

GC, thanks for checking with Ruth.  I was worried.  I do that whenever someone is away for a while.

Having a cup of coffee by the fire.  I collected the firewood last winter through summer from downed and dead trees, mainly on our land.  This is the first winter for our remodeled dining room.  If only there were Nexus friends here to share the coffee :-)

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 26, 2016 at 1:01pm

I just talked with Ruth, who hasn't been online for a few days. She's fine, but her internet service (Verizon FiOS) has been out.

Comment by Plinius on October 26, 2016 at 4:47am

That's the second butt plug! We still have one in Rotterdam. The artist of that one meant to say that all free things - sex, winter solstice and a lot of other things - are heavily commercialized and turned into ways of getting at your money... I like the message!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 25, 2016 at 9:55pm

Yes, it's gross that all the christmas crap comes out before hallowe'en, but at least here's a jolly holiday story.

Paris is in a twist because the new x-mas tree art, for some people anwyay, way too closely resembles a butt plug.

(When you see the pic, it's kind of hard to argue with the complaint.)

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 25, 2016 at 12:07pm
 

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