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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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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

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 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

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Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 7:41am

Comment by Ian Mason on March 29, 2013 at 4:42am

One day down for repairs and there are 7 pages to catch up on.

Glad to hear that Sentient Biped has come through the operation.

Good to hear that you're in positive spirits Joan.

Hope you're one of the lucky 30% Melinda.

I'm working all of the holidays but I don't mind. I get paid days off in lieu when I want to take them, so that's all right. Hope you're all enjoying whatever you're up to.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 29, 2013 at 3:50am

The caption is too large, but so what? The last word is "afikomen."  Look it up.

MEH!
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 29, 2013 at 1:49am
I appreciate your encouragement, Chris. I am so lucky to have caught it so early. I have yearly mammograms.

You suggestion for Dallas sounds good. I agree with soaking pots and glad you called it to his attention.
Comment by Plinius on March 29, 2013 at 1:30am

Thanks for sharing, Joan! It's quite a heavy program, so take it easy. I'll think of you.

Comment by Steph S. on March 29, 2013 at 12:26am
Comment by Steph S. on March 29, 2013 at 12:26am

I love that Tony!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 28, 2013 at 11:29pm

Comment by Steph S. on March 28, 2013 at 10:07pm

Comment by Steph S. on March 28, 2013 at 10:06pm

Love the Anti-Dog Invasion lolcat booklover - very cute!

Thanks for the Fred Simon song Loren.

 

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