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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 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 Daniel W on November 5, 2016 at 8:55am

The language here is pretty foul - warning - and youthful irony is not my thing, but I'm glad they are trying.  In case you haven't seen...

Comment by Randall Smith on November 5, 2016 at 7:26am
Loren, has anybody ever told you "It's only a game"?! Your have to feel somewhat happy for Cub fans. After all, I feel somewhat sad for Cleveland fans. NOT!!

Thanks, Carl, for the baseball videos!
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 4, 2016 at 10:23pm

Loren, I get it! You are angry! A splendid emotion and one to be nourished. 

Comment by Loren Miller on November 4, 2016 at 10:19pm

Oh, and gang ... before you have too many multiple orgasms about the Chicago Cubs ... let's remember that there are those of us who live in Cleveland, Ohio ... and who have had victory waved in front of us like the carrot in front of horse for more years than I care to count ... and who have gone home wanting.

And before you mention the Cavaliers, let's also remember that they are the YOUNGEST of the sports teams of Cleveland, and that they gained their championship fundamentally because of ONE PERSON, and without that person, no one would know or care who Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love were.  We've dealt with Red Right 88 and The Drive and The Fumble and Jose Mesa in the top of the 9th in Game Seven and more other bullshit than you want to guess at.  Cleveland was The Mistake on the Lake, characterized by a burning river, and I STILL hear shit about that.

Am I angry?  Am I disappointed?  You Bet Your Ass I Am!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 4, 2016 at 9:07pm

Oh! it feels so fine to have comments go through on the first try! Thank you, Loren, and all those who participated in the effort to get changes made on Ning. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 4, 2016 at 9:02pm

To my Texas Atheist Nexus fellow members, I just read the string from the Southeast Texas Atheists group and realize the traffic has been very slow on that sight. I understand why, I taught in a high school in Central Texas in the early 1970s and what a group of creationist group they were. I dared not introduce any ideas that were not told them from their families, culture and cohorts. I could not teach, I had to ask questions in order to get them thinking. 
I feel for those of you who can't teach, work, or otherwise reveal your non-beliefs in myths and superstitions. 

I hope you will be able to develop a friendship with those of us on A/N so that you do not feel so alone. Perhaps the ideas break through the barriers of religion with all the films, videos, radio programs, and groups that seem to be popping up all around the country. 

I live in Washington state and when I first returned in 1974, I could find no atheists with whom to share. My neighbors TPd my trees and home and wrote filthy sentiments on my light sand colored home with black spray paint. I had to use varnish on the spray job to keep the words from seeping through.

Well, the good news is, we have a fine group of people here who can hear your frustration, recognize the ways christians intimidate non-believers, and learn more effective ways to counter their assaults. 

We have to use real words, when some say they spray paint, we have to state clearly that our property has been violated and harmed. When they state they make night time calls in order to stir fear in us, we have to state that they assaulted us. For just one example of the fear tactics a male voice used over and over in the middle of the night was to tell me who, where, and what I was and he intended to rape me with a blow torch. 

Yes, fear is a real emotion in such events. Yes, we can never know if they will act on their words or not. Yes, christian can be brutal when they encounter someone who does not believe as they. 

I found out the hard way, standing up to brutes is the best way to overcome the fears, doubts, and not knowing who would do such things. 

We have great materials to help us support us as we encounter such barbarism. Just ask if you don't know where to look for material. Or just look around the internet for fellow atheists, they exist and in greater number than you know. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 4, 2016 at 8:20pm

Carl, 1908 was my Dad's birth year. He would be 108 years this December. You mean this team has not won a game since 1908? How did they keep their fans for that long? 

A great collection, Carl, and an inspiration to anyone who feels they never win! We need that spirit. Keep trying!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 4, 2016 at 8:12pm

Randy, sorry to hear you missed the game of the century. As you might imagine, the mood here is quite euphoric. For you, and anyone else who may be interested, I compiled a collection of links of articles full of great photos and videos, all with a local flair.

To start out appropriately, here's a recording from 1908, the last time since 2016 that the Cubs won the World Series.

Video perfectly captures the deafening roar as ‘Cubs Win’ hits Wrig...

Cubs and Wrigley Field: A pair of winning rebuilds

5 Million People Attend Cubs Rally And Parade, City Estimates

The best Instagram photos from today’s Chicago Cubs World Series pa...

St. Boniface Church plays starring role in new Chicago Cubs World S...

These Fuzzy Cubs Fans Have Waited 497 (Dog) Years For A World Serie...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 4, 2016 at 5:34pm

I have to agree with the others here. That is a beautiful photo, Chris!

Comment by Ian Mason on November 4, 2016 at 3:28pm

Beautiful sunsets. Thank you. In Denmark there's just cloud and more cloud.

 

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