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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 sk8eycat on August 3, 2012 at 11:56am

Booklover: I am SO tired of athletes blaming their wins on "god." 

Just once I'd like to hear one say, "I worked my ass off for years perfecting my skills, and I won this medal! I would like to thank my parents and sponsors for supporting me all these years, and my coaches for working with me, etc...."

I guess it will never happen.

Comment by Paula T. on August 3, 2012 at 9:46am

Love that picture, booklover!  I describes too many people I know!

(btw - I mistakenly said you can't block game feeds on FB, but you can *blush*) 

Comment by Ian Mason on August 3, 2012 at 9:42am

Great pictures, Tony and Booklover. Stealing for future use, if summer ever comes to Denmark.

Comment by Plinius on August 3, 2012 at 7:50am

LOL! I love that one, Booklover!

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 3, 2012 at 6:43am

Supposed to be another hot one today, 104 here, so ya'll be cool.

Comment by Paula T. on August 2, 2012 at 9:45pm
booklover, that was probably me asking about FB. Joan, I would love to be your friend, as well. I think I can learn so much from you there, as well as here.

(one warning...I play a game that generates lots of posts, but they can't be blocked.)
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2012 at 9:25pm

Ian Mason, the cat photo is priceless! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2012 at 8:36pm

booklover, thanks for sharing your day with us. As to the loss of someone because he/she doesn't like your beliefs, "good riddance!" I know that sounds intolerant, but heck! why be tolerant of someone who isn't tolerant of your ideas? Agreement is not the test of friendship, it seems to me, but rather whether you can speak and you can hear each other. Who knows, there may be common ground between ideas and the only way to find out is to speak your truth and listen to the other. 
As to your friend who is "VERY religious", I'm glad she knows how to separate friendship from ideas and you can continue to communicate. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 1, 2012 at 2:27pm

Thanks for the link, sk8eycat, but many of Vidal's quotes turn me off. I did like this one.

Nonprofit status is what created the Bible Belt. The tax code brought religion back to this country.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 1, 2012 at 11:43am

"You hear all this whining going on, 'Where are our great writers?' The thing I might feel doleful about is: 'Where are the readers?'" (Esquire)

Gore Vidal
 
 

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