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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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Discussion Forum

Optical Illusions

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 66 Replies

This one seems a bit creepy, like the middle one shouldn't be able to change rotation like that. from Cheezburger.comContinue

White House Petition: Change National Motto Back to "E Pluribus, Unum"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 22. 8 Replies

There is a petition being sponsored by whitehouse.gov to remove "in god we trust" as the national motto and replace it with the original: "E Pluribus, Unum" or "Out of Many, One."  As of this writing, there are around 11,000 signatures on it, with…Continue

Tags: E Pluribus, Unum, in god we trust, petition

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2015. 3 Replies

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISISGrowth in population, policies and practices that create a gap between the typical person and the wealthy,…Continue

coming out (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Whether as atheist, agnostic, gay / Lesbian or whatever, the process of coming out has been a repeated topic of discussion here on Atheist Nexus and for good reason: it is at once a necessary yet potentially supremely painful process, depending on…Continue

Tags: Lesbian, agnostic, gay, atheist, TheraminTrees

If God Exists (DarkMatter2525)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 23, 2015. 4 Replies

"Practice makes perfect."  That's the concept, isn't it?  Work diligently at something, especially something you enjoy and are adept at, and your skills sharpen, your judgment improves, and the product of your efforts demonstrate that improvement. …Continue

Tags: religion, YouTube, god, DarkMatter2525

Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 1, 2015. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

Tags: talk, psychotropic, therapy, psychology, Elliott Ingersol

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 16, 2015 at 2:50pm

See the roses by my gym yesterday. :)

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 15, 2015 at 8:28pm

Hey, Randall. How about a picture of you holding your grandson.

It's Mid-November in Philly, and the lawns are Summer lush from recent rain. Roses are also blooming and making new buds.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 15, 2015 at 7:30am

Thanks to all. I've had a chance to hold the baby for long stretches of time. He's beautiful and so good. My daughter is doing extremely well, also.

The other day, at a small family gathering, my 3 year old granddaughter asked where "Granddaddy Art" (my recently deceased father) was. Several people piped up with the usual answers, like "He's in heaven". I bluntly jumped in with "He's dead, plain and simple!". That ended the discussion. You gotta say what you gotta say.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 14, 2015 at 10:06am
That's a great announcement, Randy. Congratulations!
Comment by Pat on November 14, 2015 at 8:32am
Carl, glad to hear the good news.
Randall, congrats on the new arrival.
Comment by Loren Miller on November 14, 2015 at 5:31am

Yo, Randall!  Kudos on the arrival of your new smoochy kid!

Comment by Ian Mason on November 14, 2015 at 5:23am

Congratulations, Randall.

Comment by Plinius on November 14, 2015 at 2:54am

Congrats Randall!

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 13, 2015 at 7:15pm

Glad to hear it, Carl!! And congratulations, Randy!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 13, 2015 at 3:23pm

Horray! Horray! New kidney is doing well. Great news, Flying Atheist.

Congratulations on your new grandson, Randall!

 

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