Hang With Friends

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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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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 3 Replies

This is a test Continue

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Oct 20. 15 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

Tags: bible, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 17. 2 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 39 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

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Comment by Ian Mason on January 25, 2014 at 10:33pm

A couple of days off and I'm a long way behind what's happening.

Hope you're feeling well, Spud.

Bought a new laptop a couple of months ago and still struggle with Windows 8. There doesn't seem to be any logic in it compared to Vista. Perhaps a used Apple/Mac next time.

A quote from a book of funnies I've been reading, one that illustrates the importance of commas.

Rowan Atkinson as a police inspector in "The Thin Blue Line"

"You know what the result will be don't you? Your cock-up, my arse"

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2014 at 9:22pm

Oh, I love Oliver!  KISSSY-POO!  (Clever PhotoShop work)

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 25, 2014 at 9:10pm

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2014 at 8:13pm

I don't know "Herk" all that well, it's his Significant Other, Elizabeth that I sometimes talk on the phone with.  If I can get in touch with her, I'll ask if I can give you her addy, or phone number....or both.  She is VERY ill, and never going to get better, but we don't talk about that. I try to make her laugh...produces pain-relieving beta endorphins, ya know. Has good days and bad days. But she has been a great friend for more than 10 years, even though we have never met face to face. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 25, 2014 at 7:45pm

Felaine, I've got that "have you found jebus" joke in my humor folder.  Very funny.

Blackfoot is about 20 miles away.  It may be worth a trip to meet them.  I read some of Herk's blog and he seems to not take the inappropriate harassing of women seriously.  What to you think?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2014 at 2:15pm

Patricia, you are a great tutor. Stupid me, I am a poor reader-learner. Show me and I can get it. Reading for instruction is like reading a formula written by physicists. You are a real treasure. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2014 at 1:55pm

LOL, Mindy. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on January 25, 2014 at 10:01am

I guess you can also say it's "curtains" for Jesus. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 25, 2014 at 7:31am

Thanks for the laugh, Felaine!

In that cartoon Jesus is a lot less intrusive than his "followers" -- probably also quite true in real life, if there was a historical Jesus.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2014 at 3:30am

Spud, I have a couple of atheist e-friends in Blackfoot, Idaho. Is that far from you?  Elizabeth has complained from time to time about being surrounded by Moronz...  They don't belong to the Nexus.  Yet.  Herk has a blog, but he hasn't written anything lately:


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