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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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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 15 minutes ago. 10 Replies

Long story short, it's those near misses, the almost-but-not-quite, close but no cheroot moments, or, would you believe ... Near Death Experiences!  So what's the big deal?  Betty Bowers, America's BEST Christian and self-proclaimed expert on such…Continue

Tags: Near Death Experiences, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

degrading love — part one (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 22. 11 Replies

Love is by many considered among the highest of positive emotions.  Yet when love of the type offered by deities is examined, something seems to go seriously wrong.  The love of Yahweh seems less a gift than a demand, not so much beneficence as a…Continue

Tags: TheraminTrees, god, love

Ning, Error 500s, and Whether to Migrate

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 13. 47 Replies

I just got the following notice from Ning yesterday, (31 October, 2016), in the wake of this latest website outage:As some of you may be aware, we experienced a system outage earlier this morning. The cause was due to a specific network…Continue

Tags: downtime, Atheist Nexus, Ning

Introducing Douglas Murray

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 7. 4 Replies

Most of us who have been around atheism for a while know the heavyweights of our ilk.  Names like Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Dillahunty and AronRa get nearly daily mention in posts and discussions on Atheist Nexus.  One name I was…Continue

Tags: Agatan Foundation, Douglas Murray

If There's a God - She's a Woman - The Author T

Started by Joe. Last reply by Chris Nov 3. 4 Replies

I came across this story and thought some here might find it interesting and humorous.It’s titled:If There’s a GodShe’s a WomanFrom the Series:Things You Can Learn from a VaginaIts on the website TheAuthorT.com under the tab, “Free to Read…Continue

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by k.h. ky Oct 30. 35 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

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Comment by Plinius on April 15, 2014 at 1:47pm

This was Poeka. She liked to sit on shoulders and she did so between 1992 and 2006 whenever she had the chance. No problem when she weighed a few hundred grams, but a real problem when she was over four kilos. Take care of your shoulder, Loren; mine has never been the same when Poeka was finished with it.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 15, 2014 at 1:44pm

BTW, has anyone else noticed that clicking on "replied" or "commented" links no longer takes you directly to the comment or reply?  Seems like older links work while the newer ones don't.  I've fired off a note to Richard about it, but wanted to make sure I'm not hallucinating.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 15, 2014 at 1:43pm

Joan, when I pull up the home site for Cosmos on TV, the menu I get looks in part like this:

The second menu item below the banner - Full Episodes - should get you there, though obviously, you're ALREADY there!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2014 at 1:29pm

Spooky, welcome to Atheist Nexus and a whole group of people who love cats. We celebrate your new family and can only imagine the fun all of you have together. Hope the older cats take you in and offer gentle kindness. Your human family members will keep an eye on you so that you don't get overwhelmed. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2014 at 1:27pm

Loren, on my computer, the CosmosonTV   link gets me to the trailers of all the episodes, the Blog and background. There is no place that I can find to get the whole episode.

This link 

http://www.cosmosontv.com/watch/183733315515

gets me episode one through six. I don't know if this will get the future ones or not.

I just watched episode six and it is dynamite! Anyone, even very young, can get an image of what happens in very complex systems. I like the way they divided up the story. In this one, I wondered why the lilacs played such a big part at the beginning. At the end, the episode fleshed out smaller and smaller through the fragrance of lilac and the role atoms, molecules to the tiniest particles. WOW!

Link these kinds of ideas with the notion that before the Big Bang, there was no time and space. Now that was hard for me to get my mind around.  It makes sense now. 

Comment by Loren Miller on April 15, 2014 at 11:55am

Spooky is two months old, is alleged to have some Egyptian Mau in him ... and likes to sit on shoulders!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 15, 2014 at 11:30am

Hello Spooky.  How old are you?

Comment by sk8eycat on April 15, 2014 at 9:13am

Hello, spooky...sweet little face!  Kissy-kissy!

Comment by Plinius on April 15, 2014 at 9:10am

Hello Spooky!

Have fun, Loren!

Comment by Loren Miller on April 15, 2014 at 6:37am

To all and sundry: there is a new arrival in the Miller household.  Please say hello to Spooky:

Spooky is exploring his new home (and his new peoples!) and having LOTS of fun.  Our current feline residents are getting to know him and my guess is it'll all come out in the wash.

More pix forthcoming, I have no doubt!

 

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