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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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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Nov 30. 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 Joan Denoo on July 26, 2012 at 6:58pm

sk8eycat, I'm reposting your Sally Ride poster on Facebook, may I give you credit? Also on my site here. Thanks!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 26, 2012 at 5:55pm

Tammy: That picture isn't my property....share it with the world! 

We seem to be living in a terminally ill country, which makes me furious.  Our founders wrote such high ideals into the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and we are slipping farther and farther away from them.

Too many people are frightened witless by any change, but one rule of life is "Change, Grow or Die."

Comment by Sylvia on July 26, 2012 at 4:38pm

I'm so happy to be apart of this. I don't have anyone in my life that agrees with me. Everyone has turned against me and I refuse to ignore my intelligence. So I would rather be a independent thinker and move forward without these people in my life. I have so much going on right now. Thank you Ruth for welcoming me. My grandmothers name was Ruth!  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 26, 2012 at 4:15pm

Welcome aboard, Sylvia.

Comment by Sylvia on July 26, 2012 at 3:53pm

Glad to be apart of this group! 

Comment by Tammy S on July 26, 2012 at 1:27pm

I shared that pic Sk8eycat, I hope you don't mind.

Comment by Tammy S on July 26, 2012 at 1:24pm

I've seen those who argue that the government shouldn't get involved because it's a privately owned establishment, I wonder had the government not gotten involved back during the racial justice struggles, if we'd still have white only establishments? I applaud this mayor.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 26, 2012 at 1:11pm

@Tony have you seen the sick, bigoted comments from the god-bots to the Yahoo News story about of the Boston Mayor's letter... some of them are so ignorant that they haven't figured out that every gay person has, or had straight parents.

I also received this from a friend this morning:

Comment by sk8eycat on July 26, 2012 at 1:06pm

@Grinning Cat: I have a T-Shirt with "Books, Cats, Life is Good" with the Edward Gorey drawing on it.

Edward Gorey Books Cats Art Cartoon Sweatshirt M NEW

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 26, 2012 at 8:56am

Booklover, I don't have any cats, but I love the feel-good "Home is where my cats are" cartoon.

 

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