Information

Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
Members: 875
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

Come on in, pull up a chair!

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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

A comment is a shout-out, which will get lost in a few days, because the comment wall is just a random stack.

Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

Discussion Forum

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

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Hang With Friends to add comments!

Comment by Loren Miller on November 9, 2016 at 3:37am

"Dread" puts it mildly, Joan.  I'm honestly hesitant to give full expression to what I'm feeling here, for the simple reason that it would be inadequate.

I definitely feel a blog coming on, though...

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 9, 2016 at 2:12am

I have a heavy lump of burning coals in my gut.  We are in for a rough ride. I remember how happy I was when Obama won; he either yielded to big money or agreed with them all along. 

I feel dread this time.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 9, 2016 at 1:32am

Well, in case anyone had a shred of doubt, it's now officially no exaggeration to say that we're living in a post-factual world. There could be parallel universes where tRump rises to the occasion and acts like a normal albeit incredibly sleazy POTUS, but we should be so lucky.

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on November 9, 2016 at 1:15am

Speechless!

Comment by Plinius on November 9, 2016 at 12:57am

Such news! And we can do nothing but wait what happens.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 9, 2016 at 12:45am

Agreed, Ian. This looks like the tipping point where US politics pushes Climate Destabilization and every other kind of destabilization into high gear. I really expect tRump will start a nuclear war within a year. It never crossed my mind that I'd live to see the US controlled by Nazis and gamergate trolls. More than half our citizens appear to have lost touch with reality.

Immediate impact - stock market crash. I'll wake up with less retirement income. But then we all probably won't live as long as we'd imagined.

image source

Tomorrow I wear black to mourn. Actually I'm feeling Johnny Cash on the outside. One day means nothing when the entire world veers sharply toward surreal wasteland scenarios.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 8, 2016 at 11:27pm

Condolences to U.S. friends first but this will affect us all. Europe now sits between two demagogues, Putin and Trump. The future does not look bright.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 8, 2016 at 5:01pm

Carl, that is a beautiful sight and perfect for a walk. 

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on November 8, 2016 at 4:55pm

Autumn is a beautiful season.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 8, 2016 at 4:50pm

I've been meaning to post a photo of the Autumn colors by my house. I just remembered today on my walk to my voting location. I'm a little late. Many trees are already bare but there's still a lot of color remaining.

 

Members (875)

 
 
 

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

© 2016   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service