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Hang With Friends

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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 Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 5, 2017 at 6:47pm

You might enjoy these baby pics.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 5, 2017 at 3:59pm

"Nice, cozy, safe and known" Hygge, antonym of scary. LOL The only problem is that my entire 2017 reality has a deep undercurrent of scary that doesn't really go away with cozy slippers, snuggly cats, and hot green tea. <sigh> 

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 5, 2017 at 3:50pm

Thanks for the abstinence only update, Idaho Spud. Of course, with the new administration, it'll soon return to overtake all rational sex education.

Comment by Daniel W on January 5, 2017 at 2:56pm

Kitchen update, no pic this time.  Travertine tile backsplash is up.  I was worried about it not matching, but once the grout dried, it's nice.  I like travertine - it's a soft bubbly limestone that is very irregular, but pretty easy to work with and once the grout is up looks kind of like something from Pompei.  I was off with some measurements but can live with those.  Next, range hood and electrical.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 5, 2017 at 2:43pm

Obama eliminates "abstinence only" education from the federal budget:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew/2016/02/obama-elimi...[!]%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NL%20Nonreligious&utm_content=5538

Comment by Daniel W on January 2, 2017 at 9:11am

Carl thanks for the new word.  Hygge indeed.

Comment by Daniel W on January 2, 2017 at 9:10am

Joan, I can picture you in that recliner, book in hand, peering out the window.  You deserve your snug, cozy refuge.

Carl, nice fire.  With book, and cup of hot coffee or chocolate.  I have not fired up my woodstove since starting the kitchen project.  Maybe today.

Comment by Plinius on January 2, 2017 at 4:52am

A great year to all of you, with good health, happiness and wonderful people around!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 1, 2017 at 8:03pm

Prosperous New Year Greetings to all of you here!  Here's hoping 2017 will bring satisfaction and much "Hygge" to your lives.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2017 at 4:20pm

Ian, a beautiful New Years blessing. It goes in my file. I especially like the thought of surprising myself. 

Laura made a special trip to my Spokane home to get my recliner. It fits perfectly in my bedroom; I am snug as a polar bear, taking a peek at the beauty between reading comments. 

We are in a massive snow storm, as I type. I can see through the thinned forest as my imagination creates stories of all the critters, unseen, but who make their presence known with their tracks or ruffles in the snow covered branches. 

Perhaps, with the TV out of service, people looked outside to see a glimpse of nature and some of its treasures. 

 

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