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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 on Tuesday. 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 Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 2:26am

Carmen Miranda: "Rebola a Bola" (1941) 

My goodness, does this bring back memories! Before and during WWII, Carmen Miranda paper dolls, coloring books, making her hats out of everything and trying to sing her songs. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 1:41am

Patricia, a heart attack at 43! What a shock that must have been. Then a stroke; his poor body certainly presents challenges that you both must face. How are you doing through all this? Is your health strong? 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 26, 2012 at 11:00pm

Love the dog pic, booklover.

Take care of yourself and your Dad too, GrinningCat. Hugs.

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 26, 2012 at 10:54pm

Thanks for all the good thoughts, everyone... dog lovers too! :) My Dad is having ups and downs, and I'm told I should expect that for a while. Patricia, I've heard from others too (including an M.D. friend of the family who knows firsthand) that substantial recovery is often doable, though slow.

And even though I'm not at my own computer to mix together visually rich bits of communication, being part of this community is an important part of taking care of myself!

Comment by Tony Carroll on October 26, 2012 at 1:08pm

Grinning Cat, in this time of trials, will be thinking of you. Take care of your father and family, and don't forget to take care of yourself.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 26, 2012 at 12:02pm

Hi Grinning Cat. Hope all goes well for your father and for you.

Comment by Steph S. on October 26, 2012 at 10:47am

In my thoughts Grinning cat.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 26, 2012 at 10:43am

Thinking about you Grinning Cat.  Will be interested in hearing how you and your dad are doing when you feel like sharing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 26, 2012 at 9:10am

Hey, Grinning Cat.  I wish your father well and hope he makes a good recovery.  Be well, yourself.  --Carl  

Comment by Steph S. on October 26, 2012 at 9:05am

Grinning cat my thoughts are with you. Hope your dad gets better soon.

 

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