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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 Apr 26. 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 Apr 25. 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 Steph S. on September 12, 2012 at 8:32pm

Wow! Just got to sit down by the computer and look at the posts here.

I just love the squirrels you posted Patricia!

Many Thanks! 

SO .. now on to the rest. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 12, 2012 at 3:24pm

Once when I was staying over at a sweetie's, the alpha female among her cats awakened me at 7 AM by meowing in my ear. It was as if to say both "You're OK, you're one of the family" and "Our Majesty would like our breakfast. Now."

I didn't comply.

(The picture is of a random black cat.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 12, 2012 at 2:10pm

Great photos and sentiments. Yes, Porkchop serves us well. Pets earn  respect; love is free. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 12, 2012 at 12:01pm

I give each of my cats a quarter can of Fancy Feast twice a day, once when I wake up and when we eat supper. But they've learned I don't respond to cat alarms.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 12, 2012 at 9:26am

Shed a few tears for Porkchop.

Comment by Steph S. on September 12, 2012 at 6:06am

Awww .. how cute Tony!

Hugs back to you too.

Look forward to seeing you online Tony. I hope work is going good for you.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 12, 2012 at 5:58am

Good morning all. Getting ready to go to work, again. Will be off this whole weekend, though, and will have time to catch up. Ya'll have a great day.

 

Comment by Steph S. on September 12, 2012 at 5:43am

Well it's morning again.

I'm drinking coffee and getting ready to go leave for work.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Comment by Steph S. on September 11, 2012 at 11:13pm
Love the photo sk8eycat!
Sweet dreams everyone!
Comment by sk8eycat on September 11, 2012 at 10:22pm

I forgot today's date...

 

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