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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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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

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Jan 5. 7 Replies

Ian, for some reason, my comment would not "send" on Hang with Friends; perhaps it will here!Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jan 1. 0 Replies

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

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 31, 2016. 27 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Idaho Spud Dec 14, 2016. 27 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Dec 7, 2016. 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

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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.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 12, 2015 at 11:15am

The Guardian has some holiday cards for the real world.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on December 11, 2015 at 6:20pm

Happy Friday everyone. Found my holiday greeting cards:

Comment by Loren Miller on December 11, 2015 at 3:19pm

Interesting news bulletin, gang: guess who's a skeptic?  Captain Picard's favorite nemesis, Q, a.k.a. John de Lancie!

"I Always Was Skeptical": An Interview with Star Trek's John de Lancie

Comment by Ian Mason on December 11, 2015 at 12:31pm

Hello friends. I'm back from England and have had a very nice time. Saw the closest members of the family plus a few others. My brother took a couple of days off work so we had a really good chance for a chat, turning over old times and putting the modern world to rights.

I've also had you in mind. I even talk about you these days. That's friendship.

Carl, I hope things improve for you soon. Chris, I hope you get through your issues and come out bright and smiling.

Danish weather is rather mild for the time of year although there have been severe winds. The north of England has suffered badly from rain and floods with new barriers proving inadequate. They were simply not high enough when the rivers rose. Perhaps we should start shooting an "expert" or two now and again to keep the others on their toes.

 

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