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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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Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 2. 42 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

appropriating morality (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 1. 7 Replies

We've all heard the claim: "Human morality comes from god."  And we've all seen for ourselves what Yahweh's "morality" looks like, from condemnations of homosexuality and the treatment of women as chattel to inexplicable sanctions against the eating…Continue

Tags: morality, appropriating, TheraminTrees

Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 19. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

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Comment by Randall Smith on October 30, 2016 at 7:38am

As what is happening at this very moment, A/N seems to come and go. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Very aggravating and frustrating. I'll make a comment, hit "Add Comment", and nothing happens. Later, I notice that my comment was sent, unbeknownst to me. I did write to Ning this morning to express my anger. We'll see what happens.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2016 at 4:00pm

Loren, If we lose our past discussions, I would rather put up with the inconvenience. So many times I go back to read about an individual and the challenges he or she faces. 

You do a wonderful job of keeping us informed, Loren. I agree with you that many phone calls might make a point to them. Tell them we need and want dependable service is a high priority for us and we want to stay with them, IF they can be more dependable. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2016 at 3:56pm

Kathy, A/N out, and cell phones, internet service out!!! I hate to think  what winter will be. Whether rain, lightning, snow, downed lines, or just plain old OUT, we need to prepare! Get lots of candles, books, warm blankets, warm clothes, boots, matches, food and find someone with a fireplace if you don't have one. Mine is over 100 years old and I have never put in a new liner so that I can use it.   

Comment by Loren Miller on October 29, 2016 at 3:51pm

As some of you know, Ning has said that they're committed to straighten out these problems. Personally, I think we need to keep the pressure on them, and report every time the system goes down preferably in numbers.

Certainly we could migrate to another platform, but that may be more problem than it's worth, as well as potentially losing things we don't want to lose.

Comment by kathy: ky on October 29, 2016 at 2:09pm
Affected.
Comment by kathy: ky on October 29, 2016 at 2:06pm
On top of the problems with atheist nexus our entire system went out for over six hours yesterday. It effected everyone's cell phones and internet services for a fifty mile radius at a minimum. I haven't been able to determine how far reaching it was.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 28, 2016 at 7:53pm

Carl - you snooze, you lose!

Comment by kathy: ky on October 28, 2016 at 12:15am
Ian, there actually was not a patient zero. The name itself came from a typo. And it was never traced to one single person. Different strains showed up in different areas. The fascinating part was how very old blood samples were used to disprove the original theory.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 27, 2016 at 11:06pm

Thanks, Flying Atheist. Just got internet back. It was a lengthy, frustrating experience. To tired now to actually catch up.

Comment by Ian Mason on October 27, 2016 at 10:07pm

A really cosy fire, Daniel. Just right for the winter.

I would have thought that the spread of HIV lay too far back to be able to identify a "patient zero." The virus wasn't even identified for many years.

The orange candidate is wierd and scarier than Stephen King.

 

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