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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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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François on Tuesday. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 10, 2015 at 11:26am

More delays.  I've been waiting for final word from a cardiologist for clearance concerning upcoming surgery.  Now they want me to have another echo-cardiogram.  I've had three in the last six months.  I'm told they want a more detailed look at the severity of my aortic stenosis.  My consolation is knowing that I will have my kidney transplant operation performed at the leading hospital in the United States for such procedures.  They are being very thorough.   

Comment by Randall Smith on February 10, 2015 at 7:26am

You know the singer, don't you? Ol' Roger Miller--"King of the Road" and many other funny ones (i.e., "You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd--but you can if you've a mind to").

Comment by Ian Mason on February 9, 2015 at 10:40pm

Thanks, Patricia and Joan for starting my day so nicely.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 9, 2015 at 3:43pm

My collection of "Companions" gives me great pleasure to relax and enjoy. I hope the album works that way for you, too. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 9, 2015 at 3:39pm

Patricia I love, love, love this "Friends forever" video. Such sweet and gentle pairs and they seem to enjoy each other.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 9, 2015 at 2:10pm

I've had unseasonably warm weather for the past 2 weeks.  Wouldn't upset me if it keeps-up.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 9, 2015 at 2:06pm

We have broken warm records this past week and lots of rain. Only small patches of snow that was piled up over the winter. The star magnolia broke dormancy. No more mountain ash berries left and the robins are everywhere. Mt Spokane sky parties are all cancelled. 

We had an odd rain the other day. It seems a humungous dust storm blew high into the altitude from Nevada. The winds brought it north to our region and we had a mud rain. I noticed cars at the Cancer Care Northwest parking lot needed finger signs on their windows, "Wash me!"


We undoubtedly will get a late hard frost. We always do. Well, who knows? Climate change deniers, expect some tough ribbing. 

Melting sea ice over 27 years

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Comment by Randall Smith on February 9, 2015 at 7:55am

Love it, Patricia!

It's only Feb. 9th and freezing, but I saw a flock of robins. I'll be looking for Sandhill Cranes any day now!  At least the snow has melted.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 8, 2015 at 10:40pm

R'amen, Patricia.

Yes, Randall, an interesting subject. One of my cousins did a lot of work on one side of my family and found a half-brother that was a secret and that his Dad wasn't his Dad. Scandal!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 8, 2015 at 7:57am

FYI, Ian, the discovery was the death date of my great great grandfather Wm. Henry Smith: 1842 -Mar 2, 1901. His grave site has no tombstone and no obituary was ever found. I spent $25 to have an expert from Ft. Wayne (IN) library investigate. I won't go into detail, but it's interesting.

 

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