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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 The Flying Atheist on February 29, 2016 at 10:12am

Chill out for a few minutes and enjoy the "super bloom" in Death Valley, California this year.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 27, 2016 at 7:54pm

Ruth, you are so correct.  Just think about all the people (teachers, family, friends, authors, people around the globe - past and present, etc.) who have shaped our thinking and actions.  Not only those who we admire but those who we despise as well.  They all influence who we do and do not want to emulate. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 27, 2016 at 7:45pm
I've always thought that a person really dies, when the last person who remembers you dies.

Many would agree with that Donald.

I see our lives as more complex and fractal, in that every act we do when alive has many impacts that ripple throughout the world. We each leave an imprint, making the universe as we know it different than it would have been without us.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on February 27, 2016 at 12:24am

I've always thought that a person really dies, when the last person who remembers you dies.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 26, 2016 at 10:33pm

Bertold, I like that, "When you die ...". 

If one has a tombstone with his or her name chiseled into it, that is all that remains, other than the memories left behind!

This and memories are all that remain of Mom. 

 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 26, 2016 at 9:34pm

That's a good one, Bertold.  :)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 26, 2016 at 9:47am

From A|N Facebook:

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 26, 2016 at 12:45am

Chris, it is about time a good event fell into your lap and I know you enjoyed it. Hope your good luck comes in huge batches. I am very happy to learn that Dido is recovering. 

Randy, may you have a happy journey, great health, delicious food, beautiful sights, and interesting conversation! 

We had virtually no winter. April showers expected this Saturday. Feels very odd for February! The sun is now well above the trees and our solar greenhouse is getting some solar heat once again. All the brassicas survived. Lettuce appears to be coming back to life. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 25, 2016 at 2:32pm
Happy traveling, Randy.

Weather service was predicting one to seven inches of snow here. That fizzled out to a light dusting on the grass only. Sidewalks are all clear.

It's been an unusually warm winter. That sure is nice but it ain't normal.
Comment by Ian Mason on February 25, 2016 at 12:01pm

Have a good trip, Randall.

 

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