Hang With Friends

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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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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee yesterday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly on Thursday. 15 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 2 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 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

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 13, 2015 at 10:36pm

Good night, All. It was 71 degrees F here today, 56 now at 11:30PM. Those roses are still hanging on at the gym though they look a bit bedraggled. Lots of fluffy dandelion heads in the grass from recent blossoms. For me this December is unprecedented. It was strange to see a neighbor mowing his lawn, with Xian decorations at the same time.

Schiedam looks interesting, with canals and modern high rises too.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 13, 2015 at 12:59pm

Schiedam looks like a nice town. A combination of old picturesque and modern. What's it like living there? I seem to remember you mentioning industry, Chris.

Comment by Plinius on December 13, 2015 at 11:45am

Thanks Joan! 

Comment by Randall Smith on December 13, 2015 at 7:46am

A friend sent me this card last week. The message inside the card was nothing special.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 13, 2015 at 7:44am

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 13, 2015 at 1:19am

While looking around in Atheist Nexus I looked up photos of towns were our members live, Quite by accident I found this treasure:

Schiedam, Netherlands

Chris, what a lovely town!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 12, 2015 at 1:15pm

That's a distinct possibility, Ruth. The holiday card is very sharp too.

Comment by Plinius on December 12, 2015 at 1:04pm

I was thinking about the Gulf Stream -- maybe it's time to buy a better raincoat.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 12, 2015 at 11:46am

Ian, I think the North England flooding is related  to climate change related Gulf Stream slowdown.

More Signs of Gulf Stream Slowdown as Floods Devastate Cumbria, Eng...

Back in 2009 heavy rains fell over the Northern UK ... New commitments were made to shift the country away from carbon emissions. But in just six short years many of those commitments have lagged. Funding for flood defenses was cut by conservatives in the UK parliament...

The usual litany of climate change denial spewed out of the regular conservative mouthpieces in the politics and the media. It was the height of hubris and mismanagement. And again we have a ‘never before seen’ rainstorm roaring up out of a greatly troubled North Atlantic.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 12, 2015 at 11:38am

Our thermometers said 67°F inside and out, so we opened the windows. Never expected that in mid December. Tomorrow it's supposed to go up to 70°F here.


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