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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 Ian Mason on October 12, 2016 at 2:37pm

Have a good time with your son, Joan.

I can see now why Trump admires Putin. He has opponents 'removed.'

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 12, 2016 at 1:18pm

Wow!  That's scary.  Threatening to jail political enemies.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 12, 2016 at 1:14pm

Grinning Cat, threats, intimidations, thuggery, and bullying reveals a new low. This country should end. We deserve better. We need a president and Congress who stand tall, proud to be a citizen of our country, members who support free speech and assembly, that opens its books to reveal how deals come into being, and debates, properly performed, to bring out all pros and con of an issue. 

I have to believe there is a strong undercurrent of voters who understand how a federal republic works and why citizen involvement is necessary. 

I can't think of anything positive to write. Give me minute, I will catch a positive thought. 

OH YES My son from Colorado arrives in less than an hour. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 12, 2016 at 12:28pm

Yes and yes. The tangerine would-be Mussolini (a.k.a. Hair Furor, the Calumnious Kumquat, the Screaming Orange Cheato [sic], and many other cheap but oh-so-appropriate names) threatened to jail his political enemies at the end of the last debate.

Not only that, he shows no remorse for having bragged about sexual assaults; he shrugs it off as "locker-room talk" that "all men" do.

In a truly civilized country, just one of these and other things he's done would make him unelectable to 99% of voters.

Comment by k.h. ky on October 12, 2016 at 10:22am
That should have read the next debate.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 12, 2016 at 6:54am

Before it was even over I felt like I needed a shower. Drumph was truly creepy.

Comment by k.h. ky on October 12, 2016 at 12:42am
Does anyone else feel slightly nauseous at the thought of the last debate?
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 12, 2016 at 12:28am

Oh! Yes! Muslims did so many wonderful things in the sciences until religious sank their prospects and futures. 

Love the algebra. No better proof than a mathematical one. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 12, 2016 at 12:25am

And there's that quip from a collection of supposed kids' quotes from school papers and exams: "We use algebraical variables when we don't know what we're talking about."

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 12, 2016 at 12:23am

Bertold, algebra was invented by those pagan, satanic Mooslims! :)

 

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