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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.

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Discussion Forum

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 10 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 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...

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 11, 2012 at 4:21pm

What a great poster Joan.

I agree sk8eycat.  What a horrible line: "If I die before I wake...."

Comment by sk8eycat on September 11, 2012 at 3:02pm

PS: That "RELIGION" poster is the best I've ever seen!  The "slave" position is so eloquent; it says everything!  (I'm so glad that we did not pray in our house when we were children...especially that dreadful "If I die before I wake...."  Ugh!  I knew kids who were afraid to go to sleep because of that line.)

"Nothing Fails Like Prayer." Anne Nicol Gaylor

Comment by sk8eycat on September 11, 2012 at 2:57pm

 I had the presence of mind to ask, "How can you judge me biased even as you deny your sexuality and wear dresses?"

Oh, Joan!  What a super-sharp comeback!  Why is it that people can look at the pope, or other church (Catholic, Anglican, any church) officials, all dressed up in their fancy dresses and silly hats and NOT laugh?  If they need to wear elaborate costumes to make them feel important, why don't they use make-up, too?

 

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