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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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Discussion Forum

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 sk8eycat on May 19, 2015 at 3:18pm

Sounds kinda paranoid to me.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 19, 2015 at 1:12pm

Chris - you were asking about this recently. Here's an article on the homeschooling movement here in the States

Comment by Randall Smith on May 17, 2015 at 7:06am

It took about a minute to get any sound. May be my headphone connection. Love them muppets!

Comment by Loren Miller on May 17, 2015 at 6:24am

Need to shake it awake this morning?  I got yer drug!



Mama?!?

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 15, 2015 at 8:51am

Chris, I'm glad to hear you don't have to have your knee replaced yet.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 15, 2015 at 7:44am
Ian, my daughter just informed me that she and her hysband were gong to Denmark (and Iceland) later this year. Naples and surrounding region is on my bucket list. Enjoy your trip.
Comment by Plinius on May 15, 2015 at 3:48am

A fantastic trip, Ian!

I've just been to the hospital and was told that a new knee is not immediately necessary. Injections and medicine first. I'm glad - I have other things to do than work at a long and painful revalidation.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 14, 2015 at 6:03pm

What a magnificent journey you have planned! Herculaneum holds a real fascination for me. The haunting photos of the dog of Pompeii and human victims come to me from my childhood. The beauty of the area gives only a hint of the suffering of those days long ago.  

Comment by Ian Mason on May 14, 2015 at 2:47pm

A small correction: I'll be staying in a small town near Sorrento on the bay of Naples. There'll be outings to Paestum, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Amalfi and Naples. Will return replete with history and pizza.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 14, 2015 at 1:24pm

Ian,  Copenhagen and then on to Naples! I will be thinking of you!

 Copenhagen tomorrow and then on to Naples

 

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