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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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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 Brent Feeney on August 8, 2014 at 1:38pm

Thanks folks. In soccer terms, showing him the red card and sending him off now.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2014 at 1:35pm

Hi Brent, the report button is at the bottom right hand side of every page.  "Report an Issue"

Just click that link when you're on the offending page.  There's a small category to check (Adult, Abusive, Bug, Fraud, Spam, Other.) 

You don't need to put any remarks in the "Descibe Your Issue" box, but it helps if you want to clarify your reason for the offense.  

I have used that link mostly to report spammers.  As far as other issues, we are pretty lucky that they are few and far between. 

Comment by Brent Feeney on August 8, 2014 at 1:32pm

Thought for the day: "The thing about life is - you'll never get out of it alive." - Bugs Bunny

The Rabbit always had a way with words...*LOL*

Comment by Brent Feeney on August 8, 2014 at 1:19pm

A few thoughts on some recent posts:

Pardon my Icelandic, but WTF is that "cultsmasher" troll thinking? Oh wait a minute...he's NOT! Trying to find the report button but haven't found it. All I could do after reading that joker's post was cue up the Twilight Zone theme music...

k.h., I don't envy you for your jury duty recently. Based on what I saw, that had to be emotionally gut-wrenching. I almost had a similar case a couple of years ago in STL City when I got called to jury duty. It was a case of a young father who punched his son in the stomach and killed him on a Christmas Day a few years ago. I didn't get selected for that jury; he was found guilty and copped several years (I'm not sure exactly how long). I was going to do my duty regardless but I think I was glad I didn't get selected.

Saw that video of the train passengers helping their fellow passenger in Perth. That sounds like Australian folks - they look out for everyone. Good folks, the Aussies; I'd shout out a round of Victoria Bitter with 'em.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2014 at 12:46pm

Carl, love your cartoon of the day your computer went down! Yup, that is how I feel, too. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2014 at 12:45pm

Sent a report. Thanks, booklover, for calling my attention to this zealot.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2014 at 12:34pm

Comment by Plinius on August 8, 2014 at 11:24am

! the enemy made himself known! What a disgusting idiot!

Comment by k.h. ky on August 8, 2014 at 10:59am
Thanks.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2014 at 10:52am

K.H., Mindy is referring to this blog post on the main page:

http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/know-the-enemy

I don't understand why it's taking so long for this guy to get the boot.  I'm all for free speech but I think his presence on A|N tarnishes our reputation.  I don't wish to be involved in a community with a white supremacist and who has Hitler as his avatar. 

 

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