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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 Ian Mason on March 18, 2013 at 4:31am

Don't wory, Lillie. I respect the power of nature too much to do anything daft.

Welcome back, Steph. You weren't at Tommy's Holiday Camp, were you?

Comment by Plinius on March 18, 2013 at 3:43am

How many teenagers get away with such a story?

Comment by sk8eycat on March 18, 2013 at 2:37am

I'm not sure that (according to the myth) Mary's family had even made a deal with Joseph at the time the Holey Spook knocked her up.  She did give permission....after the fact.  If she really was 14 or 15, it would have been statutory rape under our laws.

After Joseph found out she was preggers, he didn't want to marry her, so YHWH sent one of his stooges messengers to tell Joseph it was all right, and I guess they got married before the silly trip to Bethlehem...something else that makes NO sense at all.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 18, 2013 at 12:22am

Napoleon!  I love that!  Thank you!

Comment by Steph S. on March 17, 2013 at 9:19pm

I'm back. And I am very far behind here.

I had lots of fun at the Pinball Festival.

I will be catching up on the site.

Comment by Chris Dodds on March 17, 2013 at 9:05pm

My mom and brother and watching "The Bible" on the "History" channel and tonight they were doing the story of Jesus.  When my mom mentions the scene where the angel tells Mary she's pregnant, that got me thinking; God got Mary pregnant against her will, doesn't that count as rape?

Comment by sk8eycat on March 17, 2013 at 8:57pm

Glad you all enjoyed the garden.  So did I-for hours...tee-hee!

About the new Poop; I wish he'd chosen a diferent name...like Clyde, or something else boring.  NOT the masculine version of my first name!  (Where do y'all think I got the "F" in "Felaine," anyway?)  Grrrrrrrrrrrr, hisssssss, snarllllll!

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Comment by Lillie on March 17, 2013 at 8:43pm

Stay safe, Ian.

Comment by Lillie on March 17, 2013 at 8:39pm

My kind of flower garden.

Comment by Humble Pie on March 17, 2013 at 3:03pm

I don't think the Francis quote is real.  Although he has frequently spoken out against expansion of civil rights and public healthcare in Argentina, something no compassionate or reasonable person would do, I don't think he actually said this in particular.  Have a look at what Snoops found.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/francis.asp

 

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