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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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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat yesterday. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

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Comment by Plinius on September 29, 2016 at 12:19am

Waving to all of you!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 29, 2016 at 12:04am

Oh! It feels so good to have our own Atheist Nexus back. I don't know who did the tweaking but it felt as though we had been invaded. Hopefully, the jerking, twisting, pinching, and squeezing are over and we can get back to work. 

Comment by Randall Smith on September 27, 2016 at 7:14am

I'm happy A/N is back. I almost used it while the debate was going on (which I refused to watch), but I got watching something else.

It really cooled down overnight. I even turned on my furnace--mostly to see if it would work. I'll still burn wood this winter.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 26, 2016 at 11:07pm

You're never too old to rock 'n' roll (and lots of other things). And it's true that a PC helps people stay more in touch with the world. There's a lot of information out there just waiting to be gathered in.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 26, 2016 at 5:45pm

It is a relief to be able to get Atheist Nexus again. I feel my interesting life evaporated without our little chats and momentous discussions!. 

Chris, happy to learn you are back in "work mode", even if it is limited. Grasp the good days, enjoy the down days, and life's journey becomes even more of an adventure with unknowns and unknowables. 

Randy, I like the idea of placing yourself in the middle of the universe; I can observe, participate, and have a few laughs along the way. 

Spud, I love you cartoon! That is how I feel when I wake up each morning and seeing the computer just eager to pump out all kinds of interesting things about nature, gardening, the physical sciences, and applied sciences. I am alive at exactly the right time. 

Kathy, The temperature for your part of the country sounds like a real relief from heat and humidity. 

Spokane is 74 degrees F at 3:45 PM. Perfect weather. 

Comment by kathy: ky on September 26, 2016 at 4:48pm
Temperatures are in the low 60s. I love it.
Comment by Idaho Spud on September 25, 2016 at 8:26am

Ruth, I like your "Never Too Late" picture.  Here's what my welcoming computer feels like to me:

Comment by Randall Smith on September 25, 2016 at 7:47am

I wholeheartedly agree with you, Joan, regarding living a "real life", as you put it. Perhaps I'm being a bit selfish, putting myself in the middle of the universe, but it makes me less of a misanthrope.     And rock on, Ruth!

Comment by Plinius on September 25, 2016 at 1:35am

Thanks, Joan, I'm back into work mode and very busy because I lose so much time. My two days of work are followed by two bad days in which I dare not leave the house - even the stairs are difficult. So in general I have three days left to shop, cook, clean etc. and for meeting people, but most of the time I can't manage all that. I've fallen a few times but I haven't hurt myself very much. We both never had a drivers license, so we picked a place to live close to public transport. On good days I can walk in town as if nothing is wrong. Thanks for the info on the device! I still have to go to hospital to have my ears checked.

And you're right, Ruth, where would we be without our computers! Our physical world is getting narrower but we can still live in a wider world and meet friends!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 24, 2016 at 8:44pm

I can't think of a better way to spend time than on the computer, learnings about other nations and governments, seeing fantastic photos of nature, learning about the new physics when we are still working to understand previous ideas, finding out that not all nations are as violent as ours, and some have better health care than we do. 

It feels better than sitting in front of a screen watching other people's lives. Real life is a whole lot more challenging and interesting than love affairs and financial ruin of some "let's pretend of commercial TV. 

I like your photo, Ruth, "Never too late!"

 

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