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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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Afrodisiacs – African Aphrodisiacs

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo yesterday. 4 Replies

Am I so old and not know the definition of aphrodisiac, and its historical definition being based on Aphrodite, that her name came from the African drugs that Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used for sexual enhancement? Dhu!  Aphrodite, ancient Greek…Continue

Tags: Africa, Lady, Victorian

Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris May 17. 1 Reply

Anyone here ever run onto an apologist by the name of Ravi Zacharias?  I've seen his name dropped multiple times on YouTube as supposedly being THE ONE APOLOGIST that no atheist wants to cross swords with, because of his facility with christian…Continue

Tags: Ravi Zacharias, Steve Baughman, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 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

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 26, 2016 at 1:10pm

From Atheists Against Pseudoscientific Nonsense:

The reason why scientists and intellectuals don’t respect religion is because religion disrespects human intelligence, that is why we ridicule it. Religion is currently in its death throes and should be allowed to fade away so we as humanity can move on to bigger and better things.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 26, 2016 at 12:48pm

For any fans of Walker, Texas Ranger:

Another lover of dumbocracy and freedumb! You gotta love the implication that besides being godless rabble, atheists are unpatriotic as well.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 25, 2016 at 10:57pm

A good quote. Bertold. Odd that it somes from someone that was such a strict Xtian.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 25, 2016 at 8:05pm

Astute quote, Bertold.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 25, 2016 at 8:05pm

I hadn't known about James Martin's death. Thanks. An notification is an "in case of death" list is a great idea.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 25, 2016 at 3:32pm

Comment by Plinius on March 25, 2016 at 9:00am

Perhaps you've got a list of things to be done in case of death - you could put your inlog and a message on the list. I hope my partner remembers my list... 

Comment by Randall Smith on March 25, 2016 at 8:00am

Thanks, Chris. So sad to hear about James' death. So many A/N members "disappear", and it makes one wonder how many actually die without anyone knowing about it. I mean, if I were to "pass on" (ugh-- I dislike that phrase), who in Nexus land would get the message? Is there a way that I don't know about?

By the way, thanks for the birthday wishes.

Comment by Plinius on March 25, 2016 at 4:33am

Message from Patricia:

Just to let you know that James M. Martin from A/N died in December after a short illness.

From J.W. Gaston--------------

Thank you for the kind lines about James M. Martin.  Mr. Martin's personal and literary works are archived in the University of Southern California library system.  As you know, he posted on numerous websites, and he was enormously erudite.  If you are members of any other web lists, especially Face Book, to which Mr. Martin also belonged, please be so kind as to alert the other web-list members who might be unaware of Mr. Martin's death, since I do not belong to other lists.  Mr. Martin was my best friend for 54 years and four-months.  I miss him very day of my life.  He was the only person in my life with whom I could discuss the technical effects of pointillism or impasto; the relation of the Italian Renaissance painters, Giotto and Fra Angelico, to the Paris modernists of the '20; the cinematography of S.M. Eisenstein to that of the French New Wave film-makers; the poetic style of the Symbolists writers to mid-century modernism; or the comparison of Max Reinhardt's production designs to those of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.  I cannot tell you the loss I feel at his passing.  Mr. Martin died after a short illness, but in his last year of life, 2015,he completed almost all the goals and projects he had set for himself.  Only his three-act play and a film scenario were left un-revised. Sadly, he died 18-days before his announced retirement.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 24, 2016 at 4:02pm

LOL on free hugs, Ian.

 

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