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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.

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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 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 July 12, 2015 at 2:31pm

Hi, Chris.  Just enjoying a lazy Sunday.  I think I'll take a little nap shortly.  I wanted to sit and read for a while, but I feel a little too drowsy for that.  See you in my dreams.......

Comment by Loren Miller on July 12, 2015 at 1:59pm

I'm doing well, Chris, though I'm not very pleased with my state's Attorney General at the moment.  It seems he's been a very naughty boy.

Comment by Plinius on July 12, 2015 at 1:43pm

Nobody here? How are you all?

Comment by Plinius on July 10, 2015 at 7:39am

Carol posted that book everywhere. Let's see if she can be part of a forum, apart from writing ads....

Comment by Randall Smith on July 10, 2015 at 7:21am

Ruth, I don't think Carl has a book out. Carol does.

Ian, I'm jealous! I'm sure Tony and LG were great. I visited Copenhagen and Tivoli in July, 1967. Wonderful place. 

Comment by sk8eycat on July 10, 2015 at 1:34am

In the 1980s, when both my parents were i need of emergency care, it was an entirely different group of paramedics....Vietnam vets, mostly...they were SO helpful and kind.  The 4 that tromped in today were borderline rude and chewed me out for wasting their time. Said "Take a taxi."  When I said I couldn't afford one, they said, "Don't you have any friends?" (Everyone I could depend on works during the day, or has moved out of California, or is worse off than I am physically.) 

They just went on and on, interrupting me when I tried to explain my situation (No car, neighbors have moved away, etc.).  Maybe I'll ask the veterinarians who just bought the house across the street.  This USED to be a real neighborhood, but it's now two blocks of strangers who don't talk to each other.  Or even speak the same language.

Oh, and the Armenian Avocado thieves are cruising our patio again, even though what's left on the tree are rotting. I hope they get sick..

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 9, 2015 at 9:51pm

You have to be dying for EMTs to take you to hospital now? I'm disgusted along with you, Felaine. Thanks for keeping us apprised. I've been on tenterhooks.

Sounds like an interesting book, Carl. Maybe you should advertise it here a month or so.

Ian, I'm happy that you're enjoying travel and visits. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 9, 2015 at 8:08pm

Felaine, dear, if you sense your health is declining and is worrisome, by all means get to the emergency room by whatever way possible.  I don't wish to diminish the role of EMT's, but at hospital you'll actually be seen by a doctor and there are a lot more options available for running a myriad of tests to confirm or rule out different conditions.  I've spent a lot of time in the past year between five different hospitals and three emergency rooms.  The doctors were all very proactive concerning my health.  It's the reason why I'm able to be here today with my avatar smiling at you.

I also agree with Joan.  It's time to prioritize your own requirements over others.  You're worth it. 

Comment by sk8eycat on July 9, 2015 at 3:38pm

I called the EMTs, they came tromping in the house, took my BP and blood glucose, said I wasn't dying, and they couldn't take me to the ER.  So I'm still here, at home, disgusted and shaky.

I think I'll go back to bed.   .

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 9, 2015 at 2:47pm

Felaine, you put others' needs ahead of your own. Is it possible you are worth more than you think you are? Do you have any idea how much you mean to me and us on Athiest Nexus? If you need help, you call for help. There may be life-threatening emergency calls and let's hope the emergency people can transport you quickly and do all the other calls as well.

I am happy to learn that the nursing staff at the hospital treats you well, even if the physician's staff do not. 

Your messages are like Perils of Pauline, waiting anxiously for the next communication to learn that you have good care and feel satisfied with the people offering you services. Please keep us up to date until and unless you cannot. If I don't hear from you, my worry meter goes through the roof. 

Worry is a useless activity. Can't seem to help it. 

 

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