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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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 Grinning Cat yesterday. 10 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 Loren Miller on March 2, 2015 at 6:20am

[smile] I picked up Variable Star several years ago.  It reminded me of Heinlein's juveniles, though with some touches which set it apart from them.  I hear you in re: "comfort books," especially since I always enjoy rereading RAH.  His works are so content-full that there's always something to catch my interest.

Comment by Plinius on March 2, 2015 at 6:12am

Thanks Ian! What are your comfort books? For me - Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Rowling or Heinlein - I'm hiding in Variable Star today.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 2, 2015 at 5:49am

Knock knock.

Who's there?

Isabell

Isabell who?

Isabell essential on a bike?

Comment by Plinius on March 2, 2015 at 3:26am

Tell me some stupid innocent joke please. I feel so overwhelmed by bad news that I can't take more - Nineveh, killings by the US police, atheists killed, tortured or disappeared. I think I won't read the news for some time and take refuge in comfort books. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 1, 2015 at 12:31pm

Lady Gaga was just in Chicago this morning taking the icy "Polar Plunge" into frozen Lake Michigan.  It's a yearly event to raise money for the Special Olympics. 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-actor-vince-v...

Last year Jimmy Fallon took the plunge after a dare from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. 

Comment by Randall Smith on March 1, 2015 at 8:02am

I wish I could join you, Ian! I remember several concerts held in Tivoli Gardens back in 1967. Love Tony and am beginning to appreciate Lady Gaga. (I was touring Europe on bike that summer.)

Comment by Ian Mason on March 1, 2015 at 3:32am

WaaHoo! I've just bought a ticket to see Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Copenhagen, July. Looking forward to it already.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 2:53pm

Ian, sounds like a wonderful trip and visit with your daughter and her bloke. Laughter makes life so much healthier. Glad you were able to share it with with. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 1:32pm

I repost your quote Loren and thanks. 

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end.
-- Spock, Star Trek VI, The Undiscovered Country

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 1:31pm

I just realized that Patricia and sk8eycat no longer have their names on this membership list. 

I was in contact with booklover/Mindy on Facebook for a few days and am now blocked. 

It is like losing friends even though they were internet friends. 

It remains my sincere hope that we can handle conflict in ways that enrich our lives. 

 

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