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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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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 Qiana-Maieev on October 29, 2016 at 3:16pm

This ning thing is not impressive with it constantly being in trouble.

Comment by k.h. ky on October 29, 2016 at 2:09pm
Affected.
Comment by k.h. ky on October 29, 2016 at 2:06pm
On top of the problems with atheist nexus our entire system went out for over six hours yesterday. It effected everyone's cell phones and internet services for a fifty mile radius at a minimum. I haven't been able to determine how far reaching it was.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 28, 2016 at 7:53pm

Carl - you snooze, you lose!

Comment by k.h. ky on October 28, 2016 at 12:15am
Ian, there actually was not a patient zero. The name itself came from a typo. And it was never traced to one single person. Different strains showed up in different areas. The fascinating part was how very old blood samples were used to disprove the original theory.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 27, 2016 at 11:06pm

Thanks, Flying Atheist. Just got internet back. It was a lengthy, frustrating experience. To tired now to actually catch up.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 27, 2016 at 10:07pm

A really cosy fire, Daniel. Just right for the winter.

I would have thought that the spread of HIV lay too far back to be able to identify a "patient zero." The virus wasn't even identified for many years.

The orange candidate is wierd and scarier than Stephen King.

Comment by k.h. ky on October 27, 2016 at 1:58pm
Carl, we need adult supervision.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 27, 2016 at 1:29pm

What the hell?!  I'm gone for a couple of days and when I come back you're talking about butt plugs!  I love Europe!

Nice to know Ruth is doing fine.  Thanks for checking, Grinning Cat.

Daniel, you have such a cozy looking home. Very inviting.

It's been chilly and rainy here. I just read Halloween is forecast to be 70-degrees and that we're supposed to have a bunch of snow starting mid-November.

I'm going to be making some nice chicken recipes in the slow-cooker the next couple of days. I love filling up the freezer with meals.

Comment by Plinius on October 27, 2016 at 12:53pm

IIIIEEP!!! That is scary!

 

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