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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 yesterday. 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 Idaho Spud on December 27, 2014 at 10:00am

Mindy, I'm pleased to hear of your enjoyable company also.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 27, 2014 at 9:58am

Chris, I'm pleased to hear you had a good time with a non-bickering group.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 27, 2014 at 7:47am

Very soothing music, Loren. Nice blend of voices..

Sounds like a wonderful party, Chris.

Joan, how's your health nowadays?

K.H., I'm wondering how you used a dog for a xmas tree? Or was it just an excuse for not having one? 

Comment by Plinius on December 27, 2014 at 2:49am

That was a nice xmasparty, and totally different from what we expected! Brother-in-law didn't come, for he had ordered his taxi for next Sunday - that's what you get with CVA brains. We'll see him tomorrow. Instead we went to neighbours who had invited some people they hardly knew and us. No one had family that could or would come, no religion involved, just six people feeling good together, drinking wine and playing games. Instant family without the bickering. I've never felt so good at one of the standard feasts!  

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 27, 2014 at 12:25am

Ruth, I am sorry to learn of you and your husband's illness and hope you feel well soon. 

Ian, hope you fully recovered from your "cold and stomach problems" and ready to take on the last celebrating of 2014.  Winter cold and reading books go together. 

Randy, I am impressed with your exercises. Each muscle group seems to be covered by your routines. 

Loren, a very nice performance of blended voices. I couldn't understand the words and found this helpful.

Eric Whitacre - A Boy And A Girl Lyrics Read more at http://www.son... 

Mindy, what fun ... a sleepover at the college age. Great sounds of laughter and wailing, if I remember those years of mine. Your son must be in paradise. 

Comment by k.h. ky on December 26, 2014 at 10:06pm
And another xmas behind me. I didn't even have to doa tree . I used my gsons dog, which I'm fostering for a few months, a smart an excuse. My young gdaughters bought it. I wonder how I'll get out of it next year.
Comment by Loren Miller on December 26, 2014 at 7:44pm

A little post-Yule/Solstice/whatever something for you ... from the pen of Eric Whitacre and a lovely performance by Musica Intima:

Comment by Randall Smith on December 26, 2014 at 7:52am

Dec. 26: Happy Boxing and Kwanzaa Day! 

Every day is "boxing day" for me--hitting my punching bag for exercise.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 26, 2014 at 1:09am

Sorry to hear that, Ruth. I hope you feel better soon.

I've spent a couple of days with a cold and stomach problems - blocked nose and bum the opposite - but the worst seems to be over so I was back at work last night. Just one for night to get through and then I'm off until New Year's Eve. The winter has arrived in Denmark with temperatures down to minus 12 c at night and 0 c during the day so I'll be doing a lot of reading. In fact I've just finished "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari. I don't agree with all of it but it's well worth reading.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/11/sapiens-brief-history-...

Comment by Plinius on December 26, 2014 at 1:01am

Thanks Ruth, and get better soon!

 

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