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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 Plinius on December 23, 2016 at 2:37am

Thanks, I love your choice of translations! I don't fit in the rat-race too, and I feel good about that. I bought our celebratory dinner this morning, a head of endive and two veggie burgers. Other people are already seriously stuffing themselves and some of them will end at at the Emergency Room in the hospital. Funny habits!

Comment by Ian Mason on December 23, 2016 at 1:39am

For the first time in years, I don't have to work any of the holiday period, so I'm off to the land of my nativity in an hours time. See you again soon.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 23, 2016 at 1:37am

Frugal seems about the nearest, for a single word. 'Consumption-conscious' or 'consumption-aware' for a phrase. In DK, 'sparsomelig'.

Comment by Chris on December 22, 2016 at 10:01pm

consuminderaar

Maybe Frugal.

Comment by Chris on December 22, 2016 at 9:48pm

Daniel,

May I suggest using a stipple roller and  semi gloss paint to finish off your kitchen remodel?

Gloss of course may work better around the sink and oven.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 22, 2016 at 9:25pm

Just curious, Daniel.  Are you able to use your stove and sink throughout this whole project?  

Comment by Daniel W on December 22, 2016 at 9:10pm

Kitchen retrofit progress report.  Soffits are reconstructed.  Drywall is installed.  I finished the first layer of drywall joint compound / surface evening.  There will be at least 2 more applications because my work is not that expert and I want the final result to be smooth and even.  When that is done - one or 2 days - I can paint the primer.  Starting to feel better about this.

Comment by k.h. ky on December 22, 2016 at 8:51pm
Carl, that is it. Minimalist!
Comment by Daniel W on December 22, 2016 at 8:45pm

Chris, my dad was like that.  My mom would have called it "Being German" although with my dad she might have said, "Stubborn Bullheaded German"  despite being totally devoted to him.  Now that I'm retired, I aspire to be more consuminderaar too.  Your description is perfect for how I used to be, and want to be, and am becoming more so every day.  That life is much more to my temperament and liking than the high-profile, high-pressure, high-tension, expensive, wasteful life that so many around me led. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 22, 2016 at 5:45pm

I don't think English has one word for all of that.

 

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