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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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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 9:34pm

Comment by Loren Miller on April 4, 2013 at 2:30pm

The Tracie Harris quote is a keeper ... disturbing, but a keeper.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 4, 2013 at 2:25pm

The bin for Fluffies is funny Melinda.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 4, 2013 at 2:24pm

Disgusting beliefs they are Joan.  Well put.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 1:14pm

Thank you, Patricia, for this poster. I am reposting. I would add: 

You either have a god who: 

 sends child rapists to rape children, or 

 simply watches it and says "When you're done I'm going to punish you, or 

 simply watches and says "When you are done, and when you confess Jesus as your lord, you are forgiven."

That forgiveness holds even if you rape, abuse, insult others and even murder your whole life, and before taking your last breath, you confess Jesus, you are forgiven?  

What about the person who is decent, honest, reliable, caring, compassionate, and loving, who does not confess Jesus, is he or she destined for burning in eternal damnation? 

Are these beliefs disgusting to you as well?

Hopefully we have a judicial system that meters out justice to the callous individual.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 4, 2013 at 6:00am

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 12:56am
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 4, 2013 at 12:32am

I wonder, box stores may sell cheaper, but I surely like my local baker who turns out pie crust as good as grandma's; the butcher who has only antibiotic-free beef from a local farmer who has immaculate operations that I am welcome to visit; eggs from a woman who raises egg money to augment her retirement; fruits and vegetables from farmers' markets in the neighborhood during summer and autumn. I drove only 300 miles in the last 6 months; I read articles from the internet and watch videos available at no cost. All in all, I live a pretty simple life style and love it. I suppose it wouldn't do for an energetic person, but I am happy and have everything I need and want.

I wonder if huge corporations will be affected by these new sources for food?    

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 3, 2013 at 11:19pm

ROFL Grinning Cat, that’s one heluva cable commercial!

Have a great day.

Comment by sk8eycat on April 3, 2013 at 8:32pm

TFA: Whoops!  Pardonnez moi!  Srsly.

IAN- "when new ideas are accepted the wrong person gets the honours."

Were you thinking of Nikola Tesla being ripped off by Thomas Edison and Marconi...among others?

 

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