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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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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Sunday. 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

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Daniel W on December 24, 2016 at 12:30pm

Spud, great minds run together  :-)

Comment by Daniel W on December 24, 2016 at 12:29pm

Randy-

You have a strong name. Im just glad my parents didn't name me George or Donald. If I ever have another dog, I want to name it Fido.
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 24, 2016 at 12:24pm

Comment by Randall Smith on December 24, 2016 at 7:30am

That's the one good thing I like about my name--Randy, from wolf. Otherwise, ever since I was 12 years old, when a friend made fun of my name, I've been reluctant to use it formally. So I sign everything Randall (like my A/N name), but usually go by the more common Randy. For some reason, my father called me Randi (eye) all my life.

Who was that old comedian that would say, "You can call me____, you can call me ____", etc.?

Comment by Plinius on December 24, 2016 at 3:40am

No, they called me Christientje, a diminutive. My first friend in kindergarten shortened it to Chris and  that felt like a real name, so I kept it.

Comment by Plinius on December 23, 2016 at 12:24pm

They told me my name (Christina) meant - belonging to christ. Which made me very angry.

Comment by Daniel W on December 23, 2016 at 12:17pm

Ian, have a great celebration!

Chris and Chris, interesting to have a name that is probably short for Christ, while being Atheist.  The original Hebrew for mine is "God is my judge".  Which is weird because I thought God was everyone's judge.

Christopher (?) - except for the dining room, the walls are smooth.  I'm aiming for that here too.  We use eggshell which I think is similar to semigloss.  Thanks for the ideas.  The stone backsplash also protects from stray splatters.

Carl - whose name means either "Strong man" or "Free man" - this house is my bank-sale house, intended to be where i spend my declining years.  I'm designing and modifying with accessibility and future decline in mind.  I live in the old place for now, which will eventually be sold.  Very lucky to have bought the country place when the housing bust was at bottom and people and banks were dumping their properties.

Meaning of name Kathy - "Pure"

Meaning of Joan - "God is Gracious"

Meaning of Ruth - "Friend, Companion"

Meaning of Grinning Cat - "Pure" or "Cat-like"

Meaning of Randy - Scandinavian / Norman for "Shield" or "Wolf"

Meaning of Ian - Scottish or Gaelic for John, "YAHWEH is gracious" - wow!

Comment by k.h. ky on December 23, 2016 at 11:46am
Chris, funny. I try to use bruised fruit before it goes bad instead of picking the prettiest pieces.

Other Chris how I'm I going to distinguish between the two of you? I suppose I'll go back to Plinius!
Daniel, I envy your talent and stamina. Taking on such a large project. It's looking good.
Comment by Plinius on December 23, 2016 at 10:59am

You and I have the same first name.

Comment by Chris on December 23, 2016 at 8:34am

Funny

Comment by k.h. ky 15 hours ago
Bertold, lol. I was going to go with cheap ;-)
Chris, maybe survivalist. It's the only one that comes mind at the moment.
Eat that before it gets rotten.
 

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