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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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Discussion Forum

What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Thursday. 9 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 Plinius on August 16, 2015 at 12:40am

I knew it! I knew it!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 16, 2015 at 12:29am

Something else to investigate.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2015 at 12:02am

Once again, Carl, you reveal your detective skills. Maybe a new profession awaits you! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2015 at 1:56pm

Good job Carl.  I was a little suspicious as well, but was too lazy to look into it.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 15, 2015 at 10:59am

Regional differences.  In LA they call them Freeways.  In Chicago we call Expressways.  In LA they call them by their interstate number (ie. the 405).  In Chicago we refer to our expressways by who they were dedicated to and named after.  We have the Kennedy, the Eisenhower, the Dan Ryan, the Edens, the Stevenson. 

Comment by Plinius on August 15, 2015 at 5:49am

Photoshopped! Good work spotting it, Carl!

Comment by Ian Mason on August 15, 2015 at 4:31am

Well spotted, Carl. I fell for it.

Comment by Plinius on August 15, 2015 at 1:53am

And they even call it FREEway! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 15, 2015 at 1:04am

In Chicago, the best way to get around town is on the train, what we call the "L".  Several lines ride down the center of the expressways.

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 15, 2015 at 12:38am

Ian, after looking at that photo of the freeway in Los Angeles, I got a little suspicious of its authenticity and did a little internet sleuthing. 

My first discovery was that the photo was used in several stories that this was a large traffic jam in China and that it took three days to clear up as noted here: 3quarksdailylongest traffic jam ever.

Then I came upon the smoking gun.  An article with both the original photo and the Photoshopped version here:  Bricoleurbanism

The Freeway is the famous California Interstate 405.  In the article, move your mouse over the photo see the before and after.

 

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