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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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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris yesterday. 9 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

degrading love — part one (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 22. 11 Replies

Love is by many considered among the highest of positive emotions.  Yet when love of the type offered by deities is examined, something seems to go seriously wrong.  The love of Yahweh seems less a gift than a demand, not so much beneficence as a…Continue

Tags: TheraminTrees, god, love

Ning, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 13. 47 Replies

I just got the following notice from Ning yesterday, (31 October, 2016), in the wake of this latest website outage:As some of you may be aware, we experienced a system outage earlier this morning. The cause was due to a specific network…Continue

Tags: downtime, Atheist Nexus, Ning

Introducing Douglas Murray

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 7. 4 Replies

Most of us who have been around atheism for a while know the heavyweights of our ilk.  Names like Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Dillahunty and AronRa get nearly daily mention in posts and discussions on Atheist Nexus.  One name I was…Continue

Tags: Agatan Foundation, Douglas Murray

If There's a God - She's a Woman - The Author T

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chris Nov 3. 4 Replies

I came across this story and thought some here might find it interesting and humorous.It’s titled:If There’s a GodShe’s a WomanFrom the Series:Things You Can Learn from a VaginaIts on the website TheAuthorT.com under the tab, “Free to Read…Continue

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by k.h. ky Oct 30. 35 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

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Comment by Qiana-Maieev on April 18, 2016 at 10:18pm

These problems are going on for far too long.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 18, 2016 at 10:06pm

Yay!  Finally back on line.  10pm Monday night.  Now it's time for bed.  lol

Comment by Ian Mason on April 18, 2016 at 1:52am

Joan, I'm afraid that hips are the bones that experience the most wear and tear through the years. When I trained as elderly helper I was told that the only way to avoid problems was to die young!

Just come home from a weekend in Copenhagen visiting my daughter and her bloke. She still loves showing off her engagement ring. They're both well and thriving and that's nice to see.

After a spell of proper Spring weather in DK, the year seems to be going backwards: frost at night and a forecast of sleet to come. I think that you in the US have experienced something like this and now it's reached Europe.

Comment by Plinius on April 18, 2016 at 1:37am

More than 24 hours before I could get here! I hate site problems like that!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 17, 2016 at 11:16pm

Sunday, 9:00 PM PDT We are up and running. HURRAH!

Chris, I enjoy the site, "Atheist Comedy: What to do if God Came Back." I've not seen her before. 

What is it about hips as we age? It just doesn't make sense, it is such a big bone, as bones go, why should they hurt so badly. I was out cutting branches off downed trees getting them ready to bury in hugelkultur beds. It was hard work, and I felt just fine; except my right hip hurts like the dickens! Ageing has its good features and bad. Let me see if I can reframe hip pain into something positive. The obvious reframe is I know I am still alive when I feel pain. Oh, poop! That won't work! 

Randy, I understand and agree with your mother's request and am glad to learn you put up a railing for yourself.  A late 40th birthday to your son-in-law. I continue to receive Silverthorn Farm newsletter and enjoy their spirit. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 13, 2016 at 7:26am

One has to walk up some stairs (steps?) to get into my house. My mother would suggest I needed a railing for support. I pooh-poohed the recommendation. Now that I'm at the same age when she complained, guess what I just did? Yep, I put up a railing. I needed it because of my aching hip.

Happy 40th birthday to my wonderful son-in-law, who runs my farm (http://silverthorn-farm.com).

Comment by Plinius on April 10, 2016 at 1:14am

Yes, it works. A very enjoyable series!

Wonderful Randall, to walk such an end! But too much, I fear. I don't walk very much - back, knees and feet won't cooperate, but I try to be outside and moving at least an hour a day.

Comment by Plinius on April 10, 2016 at 1:10am
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 9, 2016 at 3:10pm

Glad to hear about your improved energy and stamina, Flying Atheist [Carl]. You’re lucky to not need your walker any more. Yeah, I’m kinda inflexible about names, sorry.

Ian, that personalized walker really had me laughing. I use mine mostly for the gym. It’s personalized with a blood pressure monitor snapped around one side, and a snap on hook to keep my gym card lanyard in place.

Randall, maybe it’s time to rethink charity runs. Ten days of pain is a “sign”. You limped for 3 miles? Your enthusiasm is laudable, but at 73 we need to avoid overdoing joint things. The other day I hyperextended two metatarsal joints just by bending over to pull a tiny weed from my raised garden. At our age (I’m approaching 72) it’s too easy to do permanent damage. We are still entitled to a piece of pie without guilt. <wink>

Joan, you make tending chicken sound like fun. I envy your joie de vivre.

Today it's been snowing here just north of Philly. I'm tired of Arctic Vortex. BTW, Paul Beckwith has a nice how to video on using the nullschool site, Be a Climate Scientist in 15 minutes.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 9, 2016 at 2:26pm

Good job to you and your daughter, Randy.  Praise and blessed exultation to the motivating power of pie.  Life's sweet, final reward.  

Yup, very cold here today as well.  Woke up to 26 degrees and snow on the ground! 

 

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