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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 Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 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 Apr 25. 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 Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2015 at 2:24pm

It's a little known fact that, in addition to his many historical conquests, Alexander the Great invented a unique means of enabling his soldiers to know the time. It was a swatch of cloth worn around their wrists and soaked in certain chemicals that changed colors when sunlight hit it at different angles. It was known as . . . Alexanders rag time band.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 1:35pm

I'm terrible, I know.    

Go to your contacts (phonebook) list.

You should have a menu for "Manage Contacts"

View "Blocked contacts"

You should find my number there with the option to unblock it.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2015 at 1:19pm

If anyone wants to mess with conservative, Toilet Paper Tea Party minds....print this, and keep it handy:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/04/1127663/-Ten-True-Facts-Gu...

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 1:17pm

Oh my goodness, Mindy and Carl. What a pair you two make. You make me laugh! 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 1:11pm

Mindy, you can unblock that number.  That was me. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2015 at 12:38pm

Joan, that Ella Fitzgerald performance is fantastic,  And every single person in the band backing her up is a jazz legend in their own right.  I had the privilege of seeing Herb Ellis, the guitar player, perform in a small club, The Jazz Showcase here in Chicago, back in the late-80's.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 12:28pm

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 25, 2015 at 12:12pm

@ Sk8ey - Yes, skating used to have some class. Where's Tanya Harding when we need her???

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 12:10pm

Felaine, just type into your search engine whatever music you want to hear and it will pop up like magic. i.e. 

"1920s music". I opened this at random and found

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 12:04pm

Here is my contributions from the 1950s 

 

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