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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.

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.

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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia on Tuesday. 1 Reply

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

Eating Our Own: How You Can Save the Movement (David Smalley | The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Aug 27. 11 Replies

While I've been peripherally aware of him for a while, David Smalley has not spent much time in the center of my focus when it came to scoping out atheist material on YouTube or elsewhere ... at least up until now.  His talk – Eating Our Own – came…Continue

Tags: Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, Eating Our Own, David Smalley

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Comment by Randall Smith on November 1, 2016 at 10:19am

Rats. I added a comment to Loren's discussion above, but it didn't submit. Will this, I wonder?

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 1, 2016 at 7:46am

Looks like we're fully back up!

If you have a page where you tried submitting something that's still "waiting" to be posted -- you pressed "Add Discussion/​Comment/​Reply/​etc." and it didn't do anything -- copy your content, reload the page, paste it back in, and the button should work now.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 1, 2016 at 6:13am

As many of you already know, while A|N is back up and running, there appears to be a bug which has come out of the repair of the Error 500s, being that, with certain exceptions, we cannot create posts or comment on them.

I am keeping an eye on this issue, and when and if the situation changes, I will let you know.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2016 at 10:22pm

Me, too! It will be interesting to see what gets to and from each of us. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 30, 2016 at 10:05pm

It's good to know I'm not the only one having problems using AN.

Today was lovely weather, followed by a thunderstorm. I kind of wasted it sorting out a chest of drawers that had been cleaned with borax a few days ago to get rid of the musty smell. By the time I'd finished, and rested, the wonderful day had gone away. <sigh> I hope you all have been more productive.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 30, 2016 at 12:23pm

I've been having the same problem as Randall.

It's been a nice weekend. A friend who needed to talk came over and we did some eating and chatting then watched "Father Ted" on DVD. It's amazing that Irish TV could get away with that kind of satire 20 years ago.

Comment by kathy: ky on October 30, 2016 at 10:52am
Randall, I'm having the same problems. Tried to send Joan an email last night and at some point it just evaporated into the unknown.
These problems have become persistent and frustrating as hell
Comment by Randall Smith on October 30, 2016 at 7:38am

As what is happening at this very moment, A/N seems to come and go. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Very aggravating and frustrating. I'll make a comment, hit "Add Comment", and nothing happens. Later, I notice that my comment was sent, unbeknownst to me. I did write to Ning this morning to express my anger. We'll see what happens.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2016 at 4:00pm

Loren, If we lose our past discussions, I would rather put up with the inconvenience. So many times I go back to read about an individual and the challenges he or she faces. 

You do a wonderful job of keeping us informed, Loren. I agree with you that many phone calls might make a point to them. Tell them we need and want dependable service is a high priority for us and we want to stay with them, IF they can be more dependable. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2016 at 3:56pm

Kathy, A/N out, and cell phones, internet service out!!! I hate to think  what winter will be. Whether rain, lightning, snow, downed lines, or just plain old OUT, we need to prepare! Get lots of candles, books, warm blankets, warm clothes, boots, matches, food and find someone with a fireplace if you don't have one. Mine is over 100 years old and I have never put in a new liner so that I can use it.   

 

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