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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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Discussion Forum

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 10 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 21, 2016 at 11:58am

That's sweet, thanks Joan and Plinius. Thanks! I can type with this board attached to my right wrist, but it takes me three times longer. So I won't be a verbose as usual.

Comment by k.h. ky on January 21, 2016 at 10:29am
We are under a blizzard watch the next 48 hours : (
Comment by k.h. ky on January 21, 2016 at 10:25am
Joan happy day.

Anyone heard from Carl lately? I hope he's well.

GC, thanks for the update on Ruth.
Comment by Loren Miller on January 21, 2016 at 9:59am

Happy-Happy, Joan!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2016 at 9:53am

Happy Birthday Joan. You're a joy to know.

It's good to hear that Ruth is doing well even if a little inhibited for a while.

Chris, that's an optimistic spider. I like it.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 21, 2016 at 9:32am

Joan, I for one am very glad you're here on the planet!

Here's a very appropriate birthday song that's quite popular around here in the contra dance and English country dance communities. It's a four-part round, to the tune of the Girl Scout song "Before you make a promise":

Birthday Round [sheet music] 1. We wish you a happy birthday, 2. A joyous and celebrated birthday, 3. To you, dear Joan, 4. We wish you a long, long life.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 21, 2016 at 7:28am
You're a Birthday Girl, Joan? Well, happy, happy! I know you appreciate your life better than most, and that every day is precious.
Here's wishing Ruth a speedy recovery.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2016 at 3:07am

Thank you, Chris! Yes! 80 years old! It has a lovely sound as it passes over the tongue, through the lips and explodes like a firecracker declaring life is worth all the aches and pains. I love your cats!

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2016 at 2:06am

80 today Joan? Congrats, and have a beautiful year!

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2016 at 2:03am

Get better soon, Ruth!

 

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