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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 Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Loren Miller on March 30, 2015 at 2:33pm

I'm not much of a party animal, Joan.  My wife and I make our own fun for the large part.

I got with FFRF and the Northern Ohio Freethought Society (NOFS) because I wanted to do more with my atheism than I could just here on Atheist Nexus.  So far, the experience has been pretty good, and I'll be curious to see what comes down in the future.

Worthy of note, too: David Silverman is talking about 2016 being the year of Reason Rally 2!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2015 at 2:18pm

Spud, how are things going for you? Are you into the hard physical labor yet in the garden or are you still able to sit and watch the soil thaw?

I forgot, do you have pets of your own? I remember you had visiting pets, as do I. 

Hope you are feeling well, with no unexpected aches and pains. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2015 at 2:12pm

Loren, you have such nice opportunities in your community to enrich your social life and learn from others first hand. Having fun all the while. 

In relation to your experiences as an atheist, what things are most fun for you? Where do you go to laugh, celebrate, and share?

Dan Barker appears to be a genuinely happy man, at peace with himself and provides positive experiences for others. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2015 at 2:09pm

Randy, the wind map looks like your wind has subsided; is that your experience? It is about time that huge flow of air from the Arctic gave way to gentler spring patterns.

Exciting news that your kids and their farming operation has the data on soil analysis and can make adjustments. Are they familiar with permaculture and the rotation of chickens, ducks, goats, cattle over the land to replenish the soils? 

I like Geoff Lawton's videos because of the principles he teaches. Not everyone's needs are the same, but learning principles can make gardening easier and more productive. I am currently making a food forest on my 50' x  185' city lot, using his principles and others, such as 

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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2015 at 1:37pm

Chris, we have light winds but nothing bothersome for most. I get to stay inside and don't have to repair telephone wires or make roof repairs. 

Yes, Vancouver, B.C. had some winds and they appear to be moving north. 

I see the wind map intensifies over your areas today. I look forward to your description. 

From 1959 to 1961 I was Joan, the Kenai Weather Eye at Wildwood Station, Alaska. Very often, people would notify me to step outside and broadcast the weather forecast. I would be more accurate if I did so. 

Comment by Loren Miller on March 30, 2015 at 11:35am

Thanks, Chris!

Comment by Plinius on March 30, 2015 at 11:03am

Good for you, Loren!

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 30, 2015 at 10:11am

Loren, I agree with Randy.  I'm envious as well.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 30, 2015 at 9:36am

Dan's a neat fella, Randall, utterly approachable, no pretense, no BS, just a regular guy ... who plays a MEAN piano!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 30, 2015 at 8:05am

Loren, that's great. Nothing like finding a "soulmate". I'm envious.

Looks like we're going to have a warmup--finally! Maybe I can get some golf and gardening in before I go on my "vacation" to Europe.

 

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