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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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Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 31. 66 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

White House Petition: Change National Motto Back to "E Pluribus, Unum"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 22. 8 Replies

There is a petition being sponsored by whitehouse.gov to remove "in god we trust" as the national motto and replace it with the original: "E Pluribus, Unum" or "Out of Many, One."  As of this writing, there are around 11,000 signatures on it, with…Continue

Tags: E Pluribus, Unum, in god we trust, petition

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2015. 3 Replies

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

coming out (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Whether as atheist, agnostic, gay / Lesbian or whatever, the process of coming out has been a repeated topic of discussion here on Atheist Nexus and for good reason: it is at once a necessary yet potentially supremely painful process, depending on…Continue

Tags: Lesbian, agnostic, gay, atheist, TheraminTrees

If God Exists (DarkMatter2525)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 23, 2015. 4 Replies

"Practice makes perfect."  That's the concept, isn't it?  Work diligently at something, especially something you enjoy and are adept at, and your skills sharpen, your judgment improves, and the product of your efforts demonstrate that improvement. …Continue

Tags: religion, YouTube, god, DarkMatter2525

Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 1, 2015. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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Comment by Ian Mason on December 22, 2011 at 6:05am
Comment by Steph S. on December 22, 2011 at 12:47am
I favorited the Spock lol too! Thanks sk8eycat!
Comment by sk8eycat on December 21, 2011 at 11:54pm

Ah.  I was able to get in, too, but the Lewis Black video at the beginning of the page has been withdrawn for copyright reasons, or something..  Maybe that's what the problem was.

I don't think I'm going to bother to post the Spock LOL, though. I'm reading a new Rita Mae Brown murder mystery (Murder Unleashed ... NOT part of the Mrs. Murphy/Sneaky Pie series), and I'm hooked.  Its main theme is the banking/government/foreclosure mess as it's affecting the Reno area. I damn near defaulted on my own mmortgage about a year and a half ago....took nearly 6 months to refinance as a reverse mortgage.  I ache for the people who are too young to get a reverse.

I think certain people on Wall St. and in DC want all of us to drop dead the minute as we're too old and/or disabled to work and pay taxes.  I'm both. And I still have to pay taxes on the house.  (Scroo der former governator!  He cancelled tax breaks for seniors and disabled people, and Gov. Moonbeam hasn't done anything about that.)

Something is very, very wrong in the USA.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 21, 2011 at 10:40pm

I just got into Atheist Humor. It seems OK now. BTW, thanks for the LOL, it's now among my favorites.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 21, 2011 at 10:38pm

Sk8ecat and Pat, I just got into Atheist Humor. It seems to work now (11:37 PM eastern standard time) 12-21.

Comment by Steph S. on December 21, 2011 at 8:38pm
I love Spock! Thanks sk8eycat!
Comment by Pat on December 21, 2011 at 8:19pm

@sk8eycat. You're right! WTF? I get can't get the Atheist Humor group either. I, too, am wondering what happened. Anyone know?

Comment by sk8eycat on December 21, 2011 at 8:10pm

What happened to the Atheist Humor group? I can't access it...is it my computer or something?  I just wanted to post something that made me hoot, even though it has nothing to do with atheism...

Spock suddenly realized that he did not know the answer to the Jeopardy science final question.

Comment by sk8eycat on December 21, 2011 at 7:59pm

Ahhhh.  I miss him!

Comment by Steph S. on December 21, 2011 at 6:14pm

Love the poster Belynda!

 

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