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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 Chris on Sunday. 14 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

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

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 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

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 23, 2014 at 12:59am

This one's for you, Ian.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 22, 2014 at 8:43pm

Ian, I have that Crazy Cat Lady thing around here someplace.  I've never taken it out of the blister pak....afraid I'll lose the kitties.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2014 at 7:36pm

We worked out a different scheme at our house. The main floor bathroom is for the girls. The second floor one is for the boys. I clean the girls'; Cary cleans the boys'. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 22, 2014 at 7:25pm

As long as we are on the subject of peeing, for years I've been expressing support for adding urinals as part of standard bathroom fixtures for homes.  This would conserve an incredible amount of water.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 22, 2014 at 7:14pm

Joan, my wife and I just saw the nightlight toilet at Home Depot this afternoon!  No, we didn't get it!  [We got the one with the slow-closing lid!]

Comment by Loren Miller on June 22, 2014 at 7:13pm

Carl, I've always loved that Fleetwood Mac piece, and Christie's voice is perfect for it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2014 at 6:24pm

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your time; have I got news for you: 

Peeing, Future is Now!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2014 at 6:08pm

Carl, Christine McVie has a lovely voice. Thanks. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 22, 2014 at 5:38pm

Louie Schwartzberg, Gratitude at TEDxSF

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 22, 2014 at 4:47pm

Joan, the singer is Christine McVie, a British singer/songwriter who was a member of the band Fleetwood Mac.

 

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