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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever 3 minutes ago. 37 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 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

We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

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

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Comment by Steph S. on May 22, 2013 at 3:05pm
Those are beautiful flowers Patricia. Early detection is best - I agree.
Flying Atheist - I'm taking an Environmental Science class this summer. It's something I'm very interested in.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 22, 2013 at 2:27pm

Steph, in summer school are you going to be the student or the teacher?  What classes will you be involved with?

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2013 at 1:47pm

The Breast Cancer Site

I'm all hooked up, first drip will take 1 1/2 hours. Five hours till finished. I feel fine, not a bit of pain; staff at Cancer Care Northwest have so many skills, patients getting chemo all have positive attitudes, there are twelve  of us getting chemo with no  vacant chemo-recliner.  My little support team spreads their good cheer wherever they are. There are many volunteers that tend to our every needs, making sure patients have blankets, nuts and beverages.  

Laura and Laura sit with me, they provide great conversation for me and a woman next to me who doesn't have a good support system and needs one very badly. I think we have a new team member. 

Comment by Steph S. on May 22, 2013 at 11:27am

Summer school starts next week for me.

Comment by Steph S. on May 22, 2013 at 9:44am
Melinda that's so nice of your mom to support your daughter in her decision to focus on her classes. Did she already start summer school?
Joan we are here to support you and you are in our thoughts.
Happy hump day to you too Melinda!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2013 at 9:24am

With that last blast to you on Atheist Nexus, I go to chemo therapy and will be there about five hours as they drain a little bit of poison at a time into my body. I welcome it with gratitude and appreciation for the researchers who look for the best treatment and diet, the doctors and technicians who administer it, my family who  will hold my hand as I puke into whatever receptacle I can find and my support system that exists here at Atheist Nexus. Do not pray for me, get your exams regularly, and go to the best doctors you can find. Do not rely on voodoo herbalists who make claims that they cannot support with research. For those who do the research properly, separate those out from the witch doctors and think for yourself!

Comment by Steph S. on May 22, 2013 at 9:21am
Thank you for that video Tony! I'm so proud of her!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2013 at 9:15am

Did you notice her expression when she reported being an atheist? I saw pride, self-respect, disdain and even sarcasm. I know, you will say I am reading into her countenance what I want to see. Did you notice how her interviewer backed right up! 

Well, I can tell you, at Sacred Heart Hospital, a Roman Catholic hospital started by Mother Joseph in 1856, whenever a technician asked my religion I spoke proudly, confidently, competently, that I am an atheist. One time I asked the questioner if that was a rare response and she said, "No, it as a very common one!" 

Hold our heads up high, with firm voices, backbones of steel and arms of velvet, say, "I am atheist." 

No one will faint or deny you services, except they do not do abortions, and I have an empty field and no need for one, nor a desire for one. If I needed or wanted an abortion, I would not be going there. 

My aunt Melda received her nursing training there, my mother worked there for many years, and I was a candy striper there from my 16th birthday when the sisters still wore burqas. They offer excellent care, and I give them credit for that.  

Just remember, think for yourself, do what is right for you, and be so very proud!

Comment by Loren Miller on May 22, 2013 at 5:48am

Ooooo, an ATHEIST on NATIONAL TV???  Call out the National Guard!!!  Notify FEMA!!  CALL GLENN BECK!!!!!

On second thought, scratch that last! [UGH!]

Comment by sk8eycat on May 22, 2013 at 1:21am

Tony, I love that clip! "Wolf Gets Blitzed"...tee-hee. 

Did anyone read the comments below the You Tube version?  they were almost all like, "Yeah, thank the lard for sending a ghastly tornado to kill more than 50 people, destroy hundreds of homes, and wipe out utilities for thousands."

BTW, what happened to our Friendly Neighborhood here?  I don't think I like the changes....

 

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