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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.

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 Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 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 Idaho Spud on November 11, 2016 at 10:25am

I've daydreamed of buying an Island where, like Atheist Nexus, no theists need apply for citizenship.

Comment by Plinius on November 11, 2016 at 9:48am

I'd love that island!

Comment by Daniel W on November 11, 2016 at 9:01am

Kathy you have us on Nexus.  Too bad we cant all get together and buy a nice island somewhere or an atheist neighborhood.  But its nice to talk here.

Randy sounds like a great time with family.  Really nice.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 11, 2016 at 7:12am

Last night, I treated my 3 adult daughters (and one SIL) to dinner on the town. The name of the restaurant was "Restauration", in Lafayette, IN. Most of the food is supplied by local farmers, including my one daughter and husband. I had a chorizo burger which was outstanding! 

It's great having all three of my daughters together. Two return to homes in Sacramento and Tegucigalpa (Hond) tomorro and Tues. Boo hoo.

Comment by k.h. ky on November 10, 2016 at 4:53pm
I can't take politics for awhile. We've had elevation I've disagreed with but it will take me some time to get past this shit show. Living in a solid red state will make it more difficult :(
Comment by Daniel W on November 9, 2016 at 3:38pm

GC, Paul Ryan, speaker of the house, is next in line.

Carl, I share your concerns.

Joan, thank you for the moment of much needed calm reflection.

Chris, Ian, you make good points about Nativism and the current era's rejection of Internationalism / Multiculturalism / economic Globalism.  There's a strong possibility that the world's nations have reached their limit as far as their ability to absorb diversity and accept losses of jobs and economic security to the lowest bidders in developing nations.  The post WWII era appears to be closing fast.  Maybe nations will reassert their sovereignty, and we need ways to create peace and security while maintaining national identities as they are.  I don't know.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 9, 2016 at 3:31pm

Speaker of the House.

Comment by Grinning Cat on November 9, 2016 at 3:02pm

Who's next in line after Pence?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 9, 2016 at 1:38pm

There's not much I can add to what has already been expressed here. A Trump presidency is frightening and worrisome on so many levels. I feel numb and despondent at what the future holds.

So much is at stake: civil rights, gay rights, minority rights, equal rights, Social Security, Medicare, education, the environment, foreign policy and world relations, climate change, generations of damage to the Supreme Court, the economy, the Environmental Protection Agency, healthcare. The list goes on.

If something were to happen to Trump, and Mike Pence were to become president, the precarious future of many of the above-listed issues still stand. With Republicans controlling Congress, the Judicial, and Executive branches, the dismantling of any form of civilized society we now have will come swiftly and with devastating results whether it is Trump or Pence at the helm.

Comment by Ian Mason on November 9, 2016 at 10:30am

I agree with Chris. There's been a wave of nationalism that started with the break-up of the 'Stalin' block that's been growing ever since. In Denmark the nationalist 'People's Party' is the country's second largest. It's been caught with its hand in the EU till recently but I'm sure it will bounce back as it pounds the xenophobic drum louder.

 

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