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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 Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S on Thursday. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 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

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Joan Denoo on July 9, 2015 at 1:16am

Felaine, I am surprised at your reaction to the "down time" of Atheist Nexus. Of course, one can think one is being kicked off the site. It is one explanation. I interpreted it to mean that I had made some mistake with my computer and I had to correct myself. Others could think the site was closed for maintenance. I suppose there are other reasons people could come up with, but I can't think of them just now. 

I am really sorry you were under the impression you were kicked off those few hours of down time. The feeling of rejection is a lonely one. No knowing what happened made it even worse, I suspect. 

In any event, you and I and the rest of the A/N family continue on the site and can wallow in the joy of belonging to a support system such as this. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 8, 2015 at 9:58pm

Oh dear, Sk8eycat/Felaine!

Thanks for the wonderful wildlife description of your bedroom in Laura's home, Joan.

I know what you mean about blood tests, Flying Atheist. I'm gald you're handling the statins OK. I had an idiot specialist prescribe prescription strength NSAIDs when I was on Lipitor, and got liver problems after 3 months. I was too trusting, and never had the energy to read all of the details about my new med.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 8, 2015 at 8:20pm

Hi, Kathy.  I hope you are doing well.  Thanks for thinking about me. 

I don't have high cholesterol but I was prescribed a statin after my heart surgery in March.  I take the lowest daily dose.  Both my heart and kidney conditions are genetic, and were not worsened by any pharmaceutical medications. 

I know the negative side-effects of statins have been in the news this year, but I haven't had any apparent problems.  And at this time my health is constantly and closely watched.  Between dialysis, blood thinner and heart monitoring, not one week goes by without at least one sample of my blood being tested. 

Comment by k.h. ky on July 8, 2015 at 7:43pm
Carl, did you ever take satins for high cholesterol? I was reading an article about them causing kidney disease and thought of you.
Hi all:)
Comment by Pat on July 8, 2015 at 5:14pm

Best wishes for you Felaine. And, I know you won't  take shit from any of the medical personnel. They'd be crazy to try it with you. Really, get well soon.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 8, 2015 at 5:11pm

I'm thinking about you, Sk8eycat, fondly.  I hope all goes well for you.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 8, 2015 at 5:03pm

Hoping the best for you Felaine.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 8, 2015 at 3:55pm

Sk8ey - I hope this turns out ok!

Comment by Loren Miller on July 8, 2015 at 3:50pm

EEEEK.  Take care, sk8ey, and Get Well SOON!!!!!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 8, 2015 at 3:44pm

Have I been kicked out of AN?  I haven't been able to post anything today, and I'm getting ready to call for an ambulance to take me to the horsepissed-all.  I can't walk (even with a walker), and the pain has become unbearable.  If this post works, I'll let you know what happens whenever I can (I don't have anything like a smartPhone, so I'll be  out of touch for a while.

 

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