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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Discussion Forum

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by sk8eycat on August 12, 2013 at 5:11pm

From BabelFish:

  • Sachez écouter, et soyez sûr que le silence produit souvent le même effet que la science. (French)
  • Know listening, and be sure that silence often produces the same effect as the science. (English)
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2013 at 2:25pm

Napoleon, is this the correct translation?

"Be a good listener, and be sure that silence often produces the same effect as science."

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 12, 2013 at 2:24pm

Patricia, you may not be a computer nerd, but whatever you did, it worked. A good team effort. Thanks to you and Mindy for bringing me fun. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 7:20pm

Patricia! It worked. And it is so cute. Mindy! I got it. Thanks to both of you. It is appropriate for me at this time. Sleep, that is all I want, just to sleep. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 7:10pm

Patricia, no, nothing came through, and no address. Thanks for trying. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 6:38pm

This not getting the comment has been happening a lot and I hope for an easy fix. I assume it is my equipment, because I am not getting many different people's images. Let me try a few things here before you take the time to describe it to me. Thanks for the offer to help. 

Let's try one thing first, if you don't mind. Will you please send me the address to the comment and see if it comes through from you? That is, if you time to fool with this with me. 

Comment by sk8eycat on August 11, 2013 at 6:15pm

Joan, that's strange, I can see the photo w/caption perfectly. Do you want me to describe it for you?  I don't want to ruin the surprise if you DO manage to get it later.  It's cute, and it fits ME exactly.

XOXOXOX

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2013 at 6:01pm

Mindy, there seems to be a pattern developing here. I am not getting your comments, except for only this: "Comment by booklover 2 hours ago". Nothing more. I have been able to retrieve what you send by going to my inbox, copying the file name and doing a Google search for it. This time, no luck. This is what I copied:

(http://api.ning.com:80/files/4NHhjdQBWB556ixg3uRViGYToMW94CUAx9AhpSDNTsUc7ZEzsFlzjm6J8e5GabiysAmmxrJxd0S3zFFgiNjDFeBA7jlYXflX/1000578_540922485981798_473129607_n.jpg)

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I tried using just the blue part: http://api.ning.com:80/files 

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and the whole string. Nothing. The I tried only the black part. 

I found "did not match any documents" for all three tries. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 11, 2013 at 2:59pm

Great cartoon, Loren. That applies to Climate Change denial as well as religion. As I read yesterday, "joyful embrace of willful ignorance".

Napoleon Bonaparte, I object to your video. While sexy female soldiers don't bother me, I find the theme "Kill an Arab" extremely offensive. Does it occur to you that some of The members of Hang With Friends are Arabs? Atheist Nexus has many Arab members. Hate has no place here. Accordingly I am exercising my prerogative as moderator and deleting your comment.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 10, 2013 at 9:05pm
"Define wet". That does have a familiar ring to it. Kind of like something Ray Comfort would state.
 

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