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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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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Thursday. 9 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 Randall Smith on October 14, 2016 at 7:36am
Oh Joan. I'm so sorry. It's good to have your son with you. Take a break from the computer to concentrate on matters at hand. We'll understand.
Comment by Plinius on October 14, 2016 at 3:00am

Here's the beach, has anyone got a sandwich?

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 14, 2016 at 1:56am

Chris, your trip sounds like more my pace! Especially if you end at the beach with a nice picnic lunch riding along 

Comment by Plinius on October 14, 2016 at 1:02am

I never cycled on such a path and I don't want to speed too, but it makes me long for the trips I used to make, often with a group of friends and ending at the beach - nice!

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on October 13, 2016 at 6:56pm

Maybe if I was 60 years younger, but definitely at a much slower pace. Speed freak, I'm not.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2016 at 6:53pm

Carl, thanks for your thought; and I to you and your family. 

That bike ride looks horrid, even to walk it slowly with a cane! 

Qiana, would you go on such a bike ride? 

Comment by k.h. ky on October 13, 2016 at 6:53pm
Joan, the secret I found was googling till I hit the fb how to delete. Lol. As soon as I managed to log into fb it started pushing a mobile app and wouldn't let me bypass it. Everything had changed over the years and it wasn't user friendly to a strangers
Comment by Qiana-Maieev on October 13, 2016 at 5:55pm

My joints hurt just watching, but yes it looks like good fun.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 13, 2016 at 5:48pm

I gotta tell ya, this looks like a lot of fun.  What a rush!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 13, 2016 at 4:53pm

Joan, please know that I'm thinking about Craig, you, and your family. 

 

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