Information

Hang With Friends

Location: Earth
Members: 877
Latest Activity: 2 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

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

Comment Wall

Comment

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

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:16pm

I wonder if atheists are more apt to offer a sholder to cry on and listen without judging or gawd forbid bringing up Abrahamic religionious stuff............

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 12:01pm

As Atheists how do we grieve.

Just like everyone else does.

Comment by Loren Miller on January 21, 2017 at 11:27am

That is positively lousy news, Daniel.  For all the pix I saw of him, I can't escape the feeling that Baigou was a neat dog and doubtless a great friend to you.  Condolences, bro.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2017 at 11:21am

(Sloppy reading!)

So sorry for your loss, Daniel! But think of all that Baigou and you have shared and given to each other. The world would be a sorry place if we stopped loving because of the pain. Take some time off to remember Baigou.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 10:24am

Actually, people could make life a lot more fair if they wanted to.  And just to be clear, I'm not talking about you atheist peeps.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 10:22am

Daniel, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 21, 2017 at 10:20am

It seems most of you peeps are younger than me, but have more physical problems than me.  Not fair is it?  

The response to that sentence is usually "Who said life is fair?"  Well, not me.  But it should be.  If there were a loving god, it would be.  People could make life a little more fair if they wanted to.

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2017 at 10:19am

Nice way to make contact!

Comment by Chris on January 21, 2017 at 9:59am

I started using treking poles to walk. It helps me excercise. The treking poles excercize my upper torso sholders and back as well.

What I find is walking along flat ground with the trecking poles helps.

My neighbors look at me wierd  for using the treking poles.

That's okay.

The good thing about it is the treking poles only cost about $35 and I get to know the neighbors.

Comment by Daniel W on January 21, 2017 at 9:15am

Plinius, I hope your knees get some relief!  This aging thing is tough!

On the marijuana issue, with decriminalized pot in my state I gave a try with some edibles.  The hope was for relief from so much pain and stiffness that I feel every day.  I tried several doses.  I experienced all of the side effects from Joan's list, and none of the benefits.   I didn't like feeling dopey, spacey, clumsy, sleepy, and there wasn't that much pain relief.  Different people are affected differently by medications and other substances, so I don't take that as a blanket condemnation of marijuana, but I wont be trying it again.  Didn't like it at all.  That was both the THC and CBD versions.  Joan, I also have informally seen what you describe, as negative effects of marijuana on young men's brains and I suspect young women's.  Still, I support decriminalization.  It is not as harmful as alcohol in the scheme of things.  The main gateway drugs to heroin, these days, is oxycodone, hydrocodone, and other prescription opiates.  That is why Everett WA is suing Purdue-Pharma for their role in the oxycontin epidemic.

By the way, I lost a dog yesterday.  Baigou was suffering so bad.  I cried after I buried him.  There is still Charlie.  After him I don't know if I will get another one.  It's too hard at the end.

 

Members (877)

 
 
 

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

© 2017   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service