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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.

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God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by Randall Smith on March 14, 2015 at 7:25am

I procrastinated long enough. So yesterday, I did my taxes. They're easy to do, despite 3 sources of income (S.S., teacher pension, stock market investments). And, the best part, I get a refund!

Have a great weekend, all.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 12, 2015 at 7:24am

I especially liked "Love has no religion."

Comment by Ian Mason on March 12, 2015 at 3:53am

Congratulations, Randall.

Yes indeed, Joan. Love is love.

Comment by Plinius on March 12, 2015 at 2:20am

Love has no labels - beautiful, Joan!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 12, 2015 at 12:14am

Randy, good news on your "unexpected" grandchild! 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 12, 2015 at 12:12am

I love, love, love this:

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 11, 2015 at 11:55pm

@Daniel and Ning 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 11, 2015 at 8:07am

@ Randall 

A.) Congratulations on your latest grandchild!

B>) C'mon, "devious and decpetive" is baseline for Republicans. Vote for bumbling incompetence over Armageddon-crazed evil!

Comment by Plinius on March 11, 2015 at 8:00am

Just back from my morning lessons. Congrats Randall, all the best for a happy family!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 11, 2015 at 7:50am

Gee, where is everybody?

I have some good news: I'm going to be a grandfather for the 6th time! Daughter #3, who lives nearby is pregnant with her third--unexpected, but happy. I love children, so I'm happy, too.

I really hate politics and dread the next year and a half. I watched Hillary's explanation of her email situation yest. If she becomes a presidential candidate, I'll have a decision to make. I hate Republicans, but I'm finding I like Hillary less and less. There's just something about her that seems devious and deceptive. Yes, I would like to see a Democratic woman in the White House, but at what expense? Wait and see.

 

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