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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 Grinning Cat on Thursday. 10 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 Plinius on November 3, 2014 at 8:57am

Lovely, Mindy and Randall, mixing with the family and organizing help - really wonderful!

Comment by Randall Smith on November 3, 2014 at 7:43am

I was able to meet my one year old granddaughter for the first time yesterday. She took to me immediately. It was wonderful seeing my son and second daughter who flew in from Calif.. It's been two and a half years. Going golfing with son Darin today (he's 31, Laura 39). My oldest daughter is arriving tomorrow.

I'll try to find time to vote Tues., not that there's anything worth voting for. Indiana has no senate or governor races. No TV ads which is good! I'm still tired of hearing about all the races in other states. It's not going to make a whit of difference as to which party controls the Senate. In my "old age", I've become quite cynical and less interested. I've learned politics is cyclical and will be the "same ol', same ol' continuence.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 2, 2014 at 7:44am

Noting the absence of Patricia, I'll say that I have a list sitting by the computer informing my "next of kin" to email them when I "go missing". A/N is on the list, but it doesn't include groups. I'll rectify that.

I'm still "fighting" my cell phone, Felaine. Like how do I change the time now that DST has ended? I thought it was automatic. Not.  I woke up at the regular time this morning, so I have an extra hour of "play time" (and fixed pancakes). 

Comment by Plinius on November 2, 2014 at 2:31am

A help sign that works better is a sign that you change every day as long as you need no help. Could be flags or cards in the window, e.g. card 2 on even days and card 1 on odd days. Now you only need a neighbour who'll check the sign every day....

I'd love to send you a cellphone, Felaine, but I have no idea if a European cellphone works over there. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2014 at 2:29am

I can't imagine being out on a surf board in that weather. Well, the fact is, I wouldn't be on the board in 75 degrees in Hawaii. I don't get a big thrill out of adrenaline charges. 

Thanks Carl. I hope I am not too pedantic. I love life, and I want to know what is going on. 

Good health, dear friend. Take care. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 2, 2014 at 1:59am

Yes, Joan, on Halloween we had very strong winds and big waves that crashed ashore.  It's been all over the national news which is rather ridiculous because that kind of weather event is commonplace here.  I don't know why the media is making such a huge deal about it.  The lakefront bike and jogging path has been closed and parts of Lake Shore Drive is flooded with water but is still open to traffic.  This is nothing out of the ordinary, as it happens several times a year, be it with rain or snow.  We've always had days like this. 

P.S.  I don't see you as a negative person either, Joan.  Quite the opposite.  In fact you are an inspiration to me. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2014 at 12:46am

Wow, those are monstrous waves. You folks must be getting smashed! How are you holding up? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2014 at 12:44am
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2014 at 12:10am

Ian, you are a genius! This is splendid. Worthy of a post on Facebooks. Do you want me to attribute it to you or do you want to be anonymous? I fell in love with Denmark when I was there. Now, I know where I want to retire from retirement.  

Comment by Ian Mason on November 1, 2014 at 11:41pm

And this is before a bit gets cut off.

 

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