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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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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Thursday. 9 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 The Flying Atheist on November 13, 2013 at 9:29pm

Elaine, so sorry to read the news about your aunt.  I'm thinking of you.  It's good to hear from you. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2013 at 9:02pm

Nice music Tony!

Sk8eycat sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt. I hope yo uare doing OK and my thoughts are with you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 13, 2013 at 8:30pm
sk8eycat, I'm sorry to learn of the loss of your aunt and you didn't have time to see her. Is this a photo of her? or a way to share a memory of her and express your loss? The sentiment reflects sweet mutual love.
How are you?
Comment by sk8eycat on November 13, 2013 at 8:02pm

I must apologize for neglecting you all, but "stuff" has been happening.  (And my cousins did not let me know till it was too late to grab a train to Arizona..a short trip.  Damn!)

I'll miss you, my dear Aunt You loved me for myself.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 13, 2013 at 8:01pm

Tony, this is great acapella music. I listened to some of their other pieces and they have the ability to create very different and interesting pieces. Versatile!  Thanks. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 13, 2013 at 6:32pm

For those who like acapella music, Pentatonix.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 13, 2013 at 12:52pm

And now, another exciting episode of: The Atheist Pig:

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 13, 2013 at 11:41am

When I watch the dancing prisoners from Cebu, I wonder what happened to them. Cebu was one of the hardest hit islands. Is that prison even still standing?

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2013 at 11:24am

Comment by Steph S. on November 13, 2013 at 11:21am

What a cute story Booklover. Young love

 

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