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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 Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Tony Carroll on January 22, 2014 at 9:46am

Dear Joan,

     I know it was yesterday, but wanted to wish you a happy birthday. May your life continue to be filled with love, joy, and happiness. May kindness, understanding, and empathy continue to be your companions along the road. You are truly a unique person whom it is my privilege to know.

     Your friend,

     Tony

Comment by sk8eycat on January 21, 2014 at 1:46am

Patricia, my dad never came to my dance recitals, or even my high school graduation...he was usually too drunk.  Mother was always there for me...even flew to Salt Lake City when we played the State Fair there.  I embarrassed the *bleep!* out of her during my ad lib number in the bear costume.  I knelt on the footlights, pointed at her in the front row, and yelled, "THAT'S my MOMMY!"

Comment by Ian Mason on January 20, 2014 at 11:31pm

A sweet friendly-hug pic for all of you.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 20, 2014 at 10:57pm

Great photos. You must have had a lot of strength to keep going with your interests despite the lack of support, Patricia. Hats off to you.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 20, 2014 at 5:41pm

Patricia, what an adorable photo!  :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 20, 2014 at 3:59pm

While web surfing the other day, I surprisingly stumbled upon a Facebook page that had two photos of me from my college days.  I thought I'd share them with you.  The first photo was taken in May of 1983.  My 19th birthday would be two months later.  The second photo was taken in February 1985.  I'm second from the left.  

  

Comment by Steph S. on January 20, 2014 at 11:47am

I know the band - thank you Napoleon.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 19, 2014 at 11:07pm

OMNERRRVZ!  I love punz!  Whoopie!

That Guard Cat looks like a Spotted Bengal.....If I could afford another Fur-friend, I'd like a Maine Coon...or a Ragdoll. Or an Egyptian Mau.  There are several people in Cairo and Alexandria who rescue feral Maus from the streets, get them healthy and people-friendly, and then adopt them out all over the world. This is just one org: http://www.emaurescue.org/

I can't believe that these cats, who used to be worshiped by the ancient Egyptians, are now neglected, abandoned, poisoned, etc. by the current population of a land that used to have one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world.  (During the time of Cleopatra, and earlier, it was a capital offense to harm one of these cats....even accidentally.)

Oh, I also love the "We All Live Without God" painting, too.  I've always wanted to change it so that a large ORNJ kitty is sniffing Adam's finger. Or maybe with Adam holding out a fish to the cat. The old man with the beard in the original painting doesn't do anything for me, but I doubt the Vatican would appreciate any alterations...

Pity.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 19, 2014 at 3:21pm

A plethora of puns.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 19, 2014 at 1:32am

 

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