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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 Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on August 13, 2012 at 6:03pm

Claudia: "...Jesus as one of his own" WHAT?  Myths?  Folk tales?  As far as I know, the "Jesus" of the gospels is/was 100% fiction. Same as Noah, Moses, and Abraham.  They are all folk heroes, like William Tell and Rip van Winkle.

No evidence for any of them.

Forget about it and get on with your own life.

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 13, 2012 at 4:20pm

Yeah, just struck me as off-center, tilted, silliness. Right up my alley!

Comment by Steph S. on August 13, 2012 at 4:04pm
I love that Tony!! Lol!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 13, 2012 at 4:01pm

Hey Melinda, total non-sequitor (sp?) here, but when I saw this, I snorted and thought of you. Don't know why, except you like silly, funny things too. :) -Kinda Pythonesque.

Comment by Steph S. on August 13, 2012 at 1:12am
Glad to have you back Tara! Thanks for joining my group! Glad to have you!
Comment by Ian Mason on August 12, 2012 at 10:34pm

Welcome back, Tara.

Comment by Tara on August 12, 2012 at 9:53pm

Hi all!  I've been gone on hiatus for almost a year it seems as I've been bogged down with school/work/kids.  

*insert rambling, near-whiny whimpering and general grumpy explanations here*

Anyway, glad to see that things are still pretty active around here... Lots of stuff to read up on!  :)

Comment by Steph S. on August 12, 2012 at 4:10pm
Great sign Patricia!
Have a great day everyone!
Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2012 at 12:01pm

I agree with you all about kids and lack of courtesy, but not about arising time.

In the summer, I want to get out and get things done before the searing heat hits, so I get up at 4 AM.  I can tell I'm in the minority because most stores open at 8, or 9 or 10AM.  A pox upon them!

Comment by dr kellie on August 11, 2012 at 10:55pm

Thanks.  It is never graphic.  Just enough affection to disturb the parents, not the children.  I would never hurt a child.  Even though I don't like them:)

 

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