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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 Bertold Brautigan on January 9, 2015 at 7:01am

Good one, Ian. (Someone else here just recently posted a George Carlin quote noting that god always needs money.)

Comment by Ian Mason on January 9, 2015 at 6:12am

Comment by Ian Mason on January 9, 2015 at 6:12am

Pretty as a picture, Mindy.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 9, 2015 at 1:26am

Mindy, well, if I were as pretty as you, seeing many copies of myself would make me feel magnificent. However, I see only one of you, and it was from Spud. For some reason, Patricia's didn't come through either. Mindy, your hair was long and pretty; it makes quite an impression! If you were a cheerleader, I imagine your swirling hair as you went through your routines. 

Sorry to ask for another help, I didn't get Carl's most recent photo either. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 8, 2015 at 7:03pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 8, 2015 at 4:34pm

Experiencing Deja vu Mindy? lol.

Glad to hear you got everything done.  I stopped making lists to do after realizing I made them too long and became depressed after being able to check only a few off.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 8, 2015 at 4:07pm

OK Joan, here is Mindy at 21:

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2015 at 3:58pm

Patricia, nothing came to my mailbox with your name as the sender. I suspect you tried to send me Mindy's photo. The photo of you came to me and you and Rick look so happy and full of life. You certainly overcame powerful challenges and can still laugh.

I'm sorry I send so much bad news about the economy and politics.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2015 at 3:53pm

Ian, those hormones raging when we graduated high school and started out into the world-of-making-a-living had two strong pressures pushing us into crazy land. My hormones raged too, and like so many others before me, I left school to marry and had children. It seems we have bodies that have decision-making tasks other than the brain. Some have foot-on-a-peddle brains. Some have hormone-brains. Some have thinking-brains. 

Interesting how it all turns out. As for myself, I have a splendid life at this point. Everywhere I look there is joy coming from it. It seems that I came of age at the apex of human existence. There will be very tough times for future generations. 

Comment by Plinius on January 8, 2015 at 10:41am

And you look good too Mindy - or was that a pic of your daughter?

Yes Randall, the Netherlands or Low Countries.

 

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