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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.

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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 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. 

Comment by Ian Mason on February 27, 2015 at 1:27pm

Sad news indeed. "Spock" was once asked what Vulcans felt about death. "He" answered "curiousity". An apt reply for a logical and inquiring people, I thought.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 1:22pm

Cary just told me that Leonard Nimoy died. I found his character, Spock, an island of intelligence in a sea of drama. I identified with him as he didn't see what was funny when everyone else laughed, or didn't understand the meaning of what others said. 

I am sorry to learn of Leonard's death and of his character with him. 

Comment by Loren Miller on February 27, 2015 at 12:47pm

True to a degree, Spud, though I think Spock found a way to integrate his emotions into his Vulcan heritage.  Worthy of note:

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

Vulcan or human, he was a good man.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 27, 2015 at 12:46pm

Joan, I agree with you and Carl.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 27, 2015 at 12:44pm

I quite enjoyed the logic of Spock, although I think he went too far in trying to suppress all emotion.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 12:43pm

It puzzles me that the Muslims themselves don't smite them with utter contempt for the outrageous offenses committed by IS. Carl, I am with you, this is a time for aggression - not the kind that will kill innocents and destroy antiquities. I wouldn't be the one to shoot a gun, but I am ready and willing and able to provide backup services for people with gun skills and good eyes. 

Comment by Loren Miller on February 27, 2015 at 12:40pm

I find that I am very saddened having heard of the death of Leonard Nimoy, whom many of us know better as Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer of the Starship Enterprise, who taught us more about what it is to be human than we might have first expected of such a character.  Then again, Leonard was such a warm and VERY human being that I doubt we should be much surprised.

He was a good actor and a good man ... and I for one shall miss him.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 27, 2015 at 12:20pm

Chris, I'm heartbroken watching the senseless destruction of human and cultural antiquities.  I'm a peace-loving person, but these people need to be eliminated off the face of this earth.  Their lives contain no intrinsic value, just hate, destruction and annihilation.   

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31647484

 

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