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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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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 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

degrading love — part one (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 22. 11 Replies

Love is by many considered among the highest of positive emotions.  Yet when love of the type offered by deities is examined, something seems to go seriously wrong.  The love of Yahweh seems less a gift than a demand, not so much beneficence as a…Continue

Tags: TheraminTrees, god, love

Ning, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 13. 47 Replies

I just got the following notice from Ning yesterday, (31 October, 2016), in the wake of this latest website outage:As some of you may be aware, we experienced a system outage earlier this morning. The cause was due to a specific network…Continue

Tags: downtime, Atheist Nexus, Ning

Introducing Douglas Murray

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 7. 4 Replies

Most of us who have been around atheism for a while know the heavyweights of our ilk.  Names like Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Dillahunty and AronRa get nearly daily mention in posts and discussions on Atheist Nexus.  One name I was…Continue

Tags: Agatan Foundation, Douglas Murray

If There's a God - She's a Woman - The Author T

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chris Nov 3. 4 Replies

I came across this story and thought some here might find it interesting and humorous.It’s titled:If There’s a GodShe’s a WomanFrom the Series:Things You Can Learn from a VaginaIts on the website TheAuthorT.com under the tab, “Free to Read…Continue

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by k.h. ky Oct 30. 35 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

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Comment by Fredy on October 11, 2015 at 10:26pm

Hello everyone I'm new around here

Comment by Ian Mason on October 5, 2015 at 7:40am

That's bad, Chris. One of the less tangible problems but a serious one. As you say, 'how to prove it.'

Comment by Randall Smith on October 5, 2015 at 6:40am

Yes, welcome, Jonathon. Surprised you still have your mother's ashes. 

Nice photo, Ruth--except for that stupid "star" on your left cheek!

Blackberries this time of year, Ian? Wow!

Carl, I've had to turn on my furnace. Cutting more wood today so I won't have to use propane this winter.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 5, 2015 at 2:16am

Carl, thanks for posting "Pennies from heaven". 

Craig and Laura were born Feb. 21, 1964. It seems like yesterday. Cary was five months, 13 days old when they were born.

That was a very busy year for me. 

Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2015 at 1:27am

I'm afraid so, Ian. Workplace bullying and how to prove it...

The normal reaction of a company seems to be:"We're not the problem, you are!"

Comment by Ian Mason on October 5, 2015 at 1:17am

Nothing serious, I hope Chris.

Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2015 at 12:48am

Good to see you all here! I've been up to my ears into new lessons and other things, and with husband ill at home.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 4, 2015 at 4:21pm
Ruth, what instrument does your husband play?
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 4, 2015 at 1:38pm

Hi, Randall. A thousand dollars to pour ashes into a hole! You started my day with a laugh. My parents chose cemetery burial, less green.

It’s been gloomy and chilly here in Eastern PA too, Flying Atheist. The birds have been chirping, as if they’re roosting, half the day. Since our heat is off I got out my HeatHolders socks. Perfect for cold tile.

I envy your blackberry picking, Ian. And running in the woods too. It’s been years since I could jog.

Sorry I haven’t posted. Nose bleeds for a week or so, but they stopped.  Mostly I’ve been kind of brainless lately. I see interesting articles, but don’t have the energy to share. Getting out of the recliner takes more work than it used to. As you can see from my new profile picture, I’m mostly grey now.

I get mild depression, reacting to bad climate and political news. I’ll try to stop lurking and actually say something.

Joan, my husband joined a senior band that includes big band songs in their list (it doesn’t compete with his blues band). So I’ll be hearing more of that music here at home.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 4, 2015 at 12:58pm

Glad you found a good solution, Randy.

Welcome, Jonathan. Nice to have you here.

I've been using the mild Autumn weather for good things. Running in the woods and (when I've found the good spots) going back and picking blackberries. Now have plenty frozen ready for the Winter.

 

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