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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 Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris yesterday. 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

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Comment by Loren Miller on January 21, 2016 at 9:59am

Happy-Happy, Joan!!!

Comment by Ian Mason on January 21, 2016 at 9:53am

Happy Birthday Joan. You're a joy to know.

It's good to hear that Ruth is doing well even if a little inhibited for a while.

Chris, that's an optimistic spider. I like it.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 21, 2016 at 9:32am

Joan, I for one am very glad you're here on the planet!

Here's a very appropriate birthday song that's quite popular around here in the contra dance and English country dance communities. It's a four-part round, to the tune of the Girl Scout song "Before you make a promise":

Birthday Round [sheet music] 1. We wish you a happy birthday, 2. A joyous and celebrated birthday, 3. To you, dear Joan, 4. We wish you a long, long life.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 21, 2016 at 7:28am
You're a Birthday Girl, Joan? Well, happy, happy! I know you appreciate your life better than most, and that every day is precious.
Here's wishing Ruth a speedy recovery.
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2016 at 3:07am

Thank you, Chris! Yes! 80 years old! It has a lovely sound as it passes over the tongue, through the lips and explodes like a firecracker declaring life is worth all the aches and pains. I love your cats!

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2016 at 2:06am

80 today Joan? Congrats, and have a beautiful year!

Comment by Plinius on January 21, 2016 at 2:03am

Get better soon, Ruth!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2016 at 1:27am

Ruth, here's a nice bowl of tomato soup with garlic toast. I'm thinking of you healing, resting, and restoring your energy.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 21, 2016 at 1:23am

Thank you, Grinning Cat, on the update on Ruth. Good news she doesn't need a stent. 

Ruth, I hope you can relax even though restricted! Can you just lay back and enjoy the inactivity? I see you have a piece on Climate Concerns. Can't keep a good person down! 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 21, 2016 at 1:07am

Just wanted to let everyone know that Ruth's heart catheterization went well yesterday (Tuesday). She did not need a stent; only meds.

To ensure that the puncture site near her right wrist heals properly, she's supposed to treat her wrist as if it's broken for three days, even though it doesn't hurt anymore. No bending it, no carrying anything heavier than 5 pounds, and it's taped to a splint. That makes typing inconvenient, so she won't be writing on here as much as she'd like.

 

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