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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.

Nobody here is into mind games. A discussion started with a loaded guilt-throwing question will be deleted.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 11, 2015 at 11:09pm

Hi, Fredy.  A big welcome to you.  Glad you found Atheist Nexus.

Comment by Fredy on October 11, 2015 at 10:26pm

Hello everyone I'm new around here

Comment by Ian Mason on October 5, 2015 at 7:40am

That's bad, Chris. One of the less tangible problems but a serious one. As you say, 'how to prove it.'

Comment by Randall Smith on October 5, 2015 at 6:40am

Yes, welcome, Jonathon. Surprised you still have your mother's ashes. 

Nice photo, Ruth--except for that stupid "star" on your left cheek!

Blackberries this time of year, Ian? Wow!

Carl, I've had to turn on my furnace. Cutting more wood today so I won't have to use propane this winter.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 5, 2015 at 2:16am

Carl, thanks for posting "Pennies from heaven". 

Craig and Laura were born Feb. 21, 1964. It seems like yesterday. Cary was five months, 13 days old when they were born.

That was a very busy year for me. 

Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2015 at 1:27am

I'm afraid so, Ian. Workplace bullying and how to prove it...

The normal reaction of a company seems to be:"We're not the problem, you are!"

Comment by Ian Mason on October 5, 2015 at 1:17am

Nothing serious, I hope Chris.

Comment by Plinius on October 5, 2015 at 12:48am

Good to see you all here! I've been up to my ears into new lessons and other things, and with husband ill at home.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 4, 2015 at 4:21pm
Ruth, what instrument does your husband play?
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 4, 2015 at 1:38pm

Hi, Randall. A thousand dollars to pour ashes into a hole! You started my day with a laugh. My parents chose cemetery burial, less green.

It’s been gloomy and chilly here in Eastern PA too, Flying Atheist. The birds have been chirping, as if they’re roosting, half the day. Since our heat is off I got out my HeatHolders socks. Perfect for cold tile.

I envy your blackberry picking, Ian. And running in the woods too. It’s been years since I could jog.

Sorry I haven’t posted. Nose bleeds for a week or so, but they stopped.  Mostly I’ve been kind of brainless lately. I see interesting articles, but don’t have the energy to share. Getting out of the recliner takes more work than it used to. As you can see from my new profile picture, I’m mostly grey now.

I get mild depression, reacting to bad climate and political news. I’ll try to stop lurking and actually say something.

Joan, my husband joined a senior band that includes big band songs in their list (it doesn’t compete with his blues band). So I’ll be hearing more of that music here at home.

 

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