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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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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Randall Smith on January 27, 2015 at 7:19am

Didja all notice that Mike Newdow joined A/N? He's the famous atheist that has been trying to have the "In God We Trust" removed from our currency. He's also fought many other battles on behalf of atheism. Google him for more information.

Comment by k.h. ky on January 26, 2015 at 6:27pm
I've always liked gaga. But that is the stupidest name ever. She and Bennett are great together.
Comment by Randall Smith on January 26, 2015 at 7:54am

Loved the Ella, Joan! Oscar Peterson on piano. I saw bassist Ray Brown at Indianapolis' Jazz Kitchen about 16 years ago. My kind of jazz.                                                                              Ian, we watched the Bennett/Gaga show here in the states, too. I heard they were together again in Copenhagens' Tivoli Gardens sometime this year. (I was there 46 years ago!) The Lady surprised me--no Ella, but good.

Comment by Plinius on January 26, 2015 at 1:59am

Thanks for the video, Joan, I enjoyed it very much! It's such marvelous engineering! No honour for me though, I just happen to be someone who was born in this neighbourhood.

I grew up nor far from the Maastunnel (1942): two lanes for cars and a separate tunnel for pedestrians and cyclists. Like all children I screamed in the tunnel to enjoy the echo and I tried to guess where the lowest point was.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 3:00pm

Bertold. Splendid. That is a keeper. 

Comment by Ian Mason on January 25, 2015 at 2:59pm

Signed and shared, Patricia.

Bertold, a great groaner there.

You haven't lost your humour, Carl, you jester.

Love Ella, Joan.

There is still class in mainstream entertainment. On New Years eve Danish TV showed a concert with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. It was great. Tony Bennett had to lean on the piano for most of the evening but was in great voice and Lady Gaga showed that she could sing standards with style.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2015 at 2:55pm

Ooh! I've always wanted a dunce cap!

Comment by Pat on January 25, 2015 at 2:46pm

Bertold

(I've got to confess. I did chuckle).

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 2:33pm

Oh, boy, Bertold.  To the corner for you!!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2015 at 2:24pm

It's a little known fact that, in addition to his many historical conquests, Alexander the Great invented a unique means of enabling his soldiers to know the time. It was a swatch of cloth worn around their wrists and soaked in certain chemicals that changed colors when sunlight hit it at different angles. It was known as . . . Alexanders rag time band.

 

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