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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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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 1 hour ago. 16 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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 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

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 Plinius on March 2, 2015 at 10:26am

And an hour ago my favourite neighbour dropped in with a stack of books. He's trying to get a little space in his bookcases, so he brought me the surplus he thought I'd like. Lovely, and a kind face was just what I needed! My bookcases are in danger of exploding....

Comment by Loren Miller on March 2, 2015 at 6:20am

[smile] I picked up Variable Star several years ago.  It reminded me of Heinlein's juveniles, though with some touches which set it apart from them.  I hear you in re: "comfort books," especially since I always enjoy rereading RAH.  His works are so content-full that there's always something to catch my interest.

Comment by Plinius on March 2, 2015 at 6:12am

Thanks Ian! What are your comfort books? For me - Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Rowling or Heinlein - I'm hiding in Variable Star today.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 2, 2015 at 5:49am

Knock knock.

Who's there?

Isabell

Isabell who?

Isabell essential on a bike?

Comment by Plinius on March 2, 2015 at 3:26am

Tell me some stupid innocent joke please. I feel so overwhelmed by bad news that I can't take more - Nineveh, killings by the US police, atheists killed, tortured or disappeared. I think I won't read the news for some time and take refuge in comfort books. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 1, 2015 at 12:31pm

Lady Gaga was just in Chicago this morning taking the icy "Polar Plunge" into frozen Lake Michigan.  It's a yearly event to raise money for the Special Olympics. 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-actor-vince-v...

Last year Jimmy Fallon took the plunge after a dare from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. 

Comment by Randall Smith on March 1, 2015 at 8:02am

I wish I could join you, Ian! I remember several concerts held in Tivoli Gardens back in 1967. Love Tony and am beginning to appreciate Lady Gaga. (I was touring Europe on bike that summer.)

Comment by Ian Mason on March 1, 2015 at 3:32am

WaaHoo! I've just bought a ticket to see Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Copenhagen, July. Looking forward to it already.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 2:53pm

Ian, sounds like a wonderful trip and visit with your daughter and her bloke. Laughter makes life so much healthier. Glad you were able to share it with with. 

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

 

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