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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.

A comment is a shout-out, which will get lost in a few days, because the comment wall is just a random stack.

Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

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The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 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

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Comment by Plinius on December 26, 2016 at 3:40am

You're kind, Chris, but don't worry, it will sort itself out.

Keyboard and mouse were dead without warning this morning, now I'm writing on old ones from the basement. I wonder what this pc will do next...

Comment by Chris on December 26, 2016 at 1:31am
Comment by Plinius on Friday

You and I have the same first name.

Since I'm new here and people are used to calling you Chris maybe Chris G. would be a good way for people to refer to me.

Comment by Chris on December 26, 2016 at 12:08am

I forgot about the Sandbox group.

Ning has some strange oddities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWJfH25ozKA

Who's going to purchase Ning next?

Comment by Chris on December 25, 2016 at 10:45pm

Thanks for the information with the HTML block and <blockquote>  Grinning Cat.

About a month ago I installed Mac OS 10.12 which hung as it was downloading.  Apple techs have been helpfull getting the thing working again. I ended up reformaing the hard drive and reinstalled the OS.  This computer hasn't worked as well as it did before 'upgrading' from OS 10.11.There are still some goofy problems.  One of the most annnoying is the 4000 character limit error when posting to Ning forums.

I'm glad I have a backup hard drive or I'd have lost twenty years of information.

Comment by Chris on December 25, 2016 at 10:29pm

It's interesting how names become popular for a while. When I was in elementary school there was a class I attended with two other Chris'.

Comment by Grinning Cat on December 25, 2016 at 10:26pm

Here on AN, I've seen the blockquote button in the editor bar in group and forum discussions and blog posts, but not on a group's comment wall (like here).

To get the same effect in a comment, you can use the "blockquote" tag in HTML mode.

  • Click the HTML button on the right end of the editor bar:
    The editing area will turn yellow, and you'll see all kinds of tags like <p>...</p> surrounding paragraphs, complicated-looking tags for images and for links, and so forth.
  • Put <blockquote> before the text you're quoting, and </blockquote> after.
  • Click the HTML button again to return to the regular what-you-see-is-what-you-get editing mode.

And that should do it!

Here are a few words before manually blockquoting them.

Here are a few words before after manually blockquoting them.
Comment by Chris on December 25, 2016 at 9:45pm

Atheist Universe is another nonbeliever Ning group. Their editor bar has a blockquote option box.  Sorry I'm unable to post an image of it.  When I try I get 4000 character limit error.

If you choose to look at A/U you will see the blockquote box in the editor bar.  It is a box with a quotation mark.

It's handy for quoting what others posted in a thread, or when citing articles.

Based on A/U blockquote is available on Ning networks so members don't have to the do know HTML coding.

Perhaps I should ask Brother Richard, or one of the founders about that and why when I receive email notifications they all say from: "Jacqueline Sarah Homan."

Comment by k.h. ky on December 25, 2016 at 8:53pm
Chris, Plinius is Chris. Many of us, in this small group, know and use a persons real name instead of the public name we use on A/N
Comment by Joan Denoo on December 25, 2016 at 3:32pm

Chris, I have not seen a "blockquote" in the editor bar. In what gorums use them? 

See, I don't know what to imagine for "gorums". 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 25, 2016 at 3:29pm

Yes, Chris, there are two Chris's on this site and the avatar helps to "digstinguish" you. So do your conversations.

This has been a fun morning reading the mail with all the words that conjure up images. I especially like thinking of digging the avatar. 

Silly me, I should send you a piece I haven't corrected. Or, probably I have!

 

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