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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 Loren Miller 14 hours ago. 16 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

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

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

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Comment by Chris on December 22, 2016 at 2:08am

Happy Saturnalia.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2016 at 2:04am

I am impressed with the quality and integrity of this fine group of people on Atheist Nexus, Hang with Friends! No one here willing to be gullible and accept poor performance by a provider, and especially sensitive to the beauty of the cycles of the year and its deeper meaning than religion. The Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year, and the returning of the sun-light. 

I love the science of the event; it is even more miraculous than the fabricated stories of people who herded goats.

10 Things About the December Solstice

Comment by Chris on December 22, 2016 at 1:11am

"The do not call list" is available.

When you continue to receive unwanted messages from sales people tell them that you don't want to receive anymore calls from them.

That legally should stop the calls. 

If the calls persist denote it and file a complaint with the FCC.

Telephone polls and solicitors for donations fall outside the FCC "Do Not Call" list.

Comment by k.h. ky on December 21, 2016 at 10:39pm
I believe in your both your cases I would have lost it too.
Comment by k.h. ky on December 21, 2016 at 10:36pm
Daniel, Carl,
I'm proud of you both. The only time I've lost my temper and cursed someone it was a telemarketer. After six calls in less than 48hours, and me telling them politely each time I wasn't interested please don't call again, the seventh call I lost it. I screamed into the phone 'which f*****' part of don't call again do you not understand"? And I continued from there. They did not call again :-)
When it's business I'm much calmer and tell them I will report them to the BBB after I've spoken to their supervisor. Works every time.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 8:39pm

Just came across this video of the Christmas train display.  It shows it in action.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 8:38pm

Yes, Qiana, I did receive a check from them.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 21, 2016 at 8:04pm

Daniel, I don't blame you, especially when they require you to be home and then they're the no show.  Unbelievable!  

I'm not the cussing tirade sort of guy but I sure as shit was the morning a demolition contractor knocked a brick wall down onto my car from the garage they were tearing down next door.  I lashed out with both barrels.  He was the same contractor who remodeled my building, so I already had lots of (bad) history with him.  A very angry, pent-up genie was unleashed from me that morning.  This was before YouTube, but my rant certainly would have gone viral.  

Comment by Daniel W on December 21, 2016 at 7:58pm

QM, that's what Ning said too.  Interesting, now he says the other measuring tool was bad, and his laser tool showed it will work fine.  We contracted through Costco, I think they don't like if someone complains about their contractors.

Comment by Daniel W on December 21, 2016 at 7:28pm

Carl those are incredible!

A brief rant, then back to normal programming.  :-)  Our 55 year old garage door needed replacing, something I can't do.  We contracted with a big box store.  You have to stay home all day because they can't give exact time.  They cancelled the first day due to snow - not that bad but I said OK. They no showed the 2nd.  Today he show up at 5pm, did some measurements, says the track they brought wont fit.  I don't remember the last time I cussed someone out, maybe never.  I did this time, with about every cuss word I know,  told him they would be there in the am with the right track, regardless of whether they have to cancel someone else.  If it's not installed and working properly by end of morning tomorrow, I would file a complaint at the store, demand money back, and get someone else.  He's installing it in the dark now...  I don't know about the track being the wrong measurement... 

OK, end of rant.  Back to regularly scheduled festivities :-)

 

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