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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 Steph S. on August 22, 2012 at 10:26am
Oh and Tony that was a lovely poem you shared with us - you have real talent!
Comment by Steph S. on August 22, 2012 at 10:26am
Ruth I love your animal picture - I think it's a mouse. I'm taking these pictures for my ever growing collection. What a beautiful rainbow Tony! Breathtaking.
Hugs to you all. Love you guys! I'll come back with a cute picture for you.
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 22, 2012 at 8:56am

Good morning,all. Beautiful day.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 22, 2012 at 8:05am

Thanks for the group hug Joan.  I like that pix, especially because Eeyore is happy in the middle of it.  I relate quite a bit to Eeyore.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 22, 2012 at 8:02am

Congress is a very good name for a large group of baboons.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 22, 2012 at 8:01am

I like that cute & funny squirrel Ruth.  At least I think it's a squirrel?

Comment by Ian Mason on August 22, 2012 at 1:33am

These were voted the 10 best one-liners at the Edinburgh Festival:

1) "You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks." – Stewart Francis

2) "Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly." – Tim Vine

3) "I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister." – Will Marsh

4) "You know you're working class when your TV is bigger than your book case." –Rob Beckett

5) "I'm good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet … I don't know Y." – Chris Turner

6) "I took part in the sun tanning Olympics - I just got Bronze." – Tim Vine

7) "Pornography is often frowned upon, but that's only because I'm concentrating." – George Ryegold

8) "I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!" – Stewart Francis

9) "I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: 'It's not rocket salad." – Lou Sanders

10) "My mum's so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism … she wouldn't fancy her chances." – Nish Kumar

Comment by Ian Mason on August 22, 2012 at 1:08am

It's morning for me :) Hope everyone slept well (when you get up and tune in again) Lovely poem, Tony and thanks for the pics one and all.

Is something bothering you, Ruth? Hope a good night's sleep helped.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 22, 2012 at 12:57am

Thanks for the feel good pictures, Ian, Tony and Joan. I really needed them tonight. And your poem is perfect to tuck me into bed, Tony. Hugs to all and Sweet Dreams.

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 22, 2012 at 12:20am

I'm off as well.

    To where ever your night dreams take you,

    From the sands of ancient Egypt, to the red

    Sands of Mars. From building the Great Wall,

    To spending your dreamtime in quiet, peaceful, memories.

    The time of freedom lies in your slumber, warm, inviting,

    Loving gossamer visions, fleeting, half remembered upon waking

    To a glorious dawn.

Hugs to all. Goodnight.

   

 

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