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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.

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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 19 hours ago. 10 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 k.h. ky on August 4, 2016 at 12:16am
I just read a cute article from *The Guardian* dated today. People had a good time poking fun at the size of Trumps hand by comparing their own hand to a brass imprint of Trumps. The cast hangs at Madam Tussaud's in NYC.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 3, 2016 at 4:41pm

Chris, Human looks like a great film.  I watched the trailer and saw that the whole movie is available on YouTube. I'll check it out.  Thanks for the recommendation! 

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on August 3, 2016 at 2:01pm

Another reason why religion does not belong in the workplace!

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 3, 2016 at 7:10am

Another good reason to boycott Albertson's.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 3, 2016 at 3:49am

Spud, I boycott Albertson's because their pharmacists are allowed to override the prescription of a doctor and deny access to the morning after pill. 

If a check-out person does not believe in contraception, does that person have a right to refuse birth control pills or condoms to a customer? Why should it be different about the morning after pill?

The pharmacist has a right not to fill a prescription and customers have a right to boycott the store.

Comment by Plinius on August 3, 2016 at 12:47am

More or less by accident I got a DVD - it turned out to be a wonderful film, the best I've seen in years. It brings you face to face with dozens of people and makes you feel connected. It's also stunningly beautiful. If you can find it, don't miss it! There's a good trailer in this link, and fantastic pictures.

http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 1, 2016 at 12:37pm

Joan, I just noticed you said your family boycotts Albertson's as well as WalMart.  I know why you boycott WalMart, but I'd be interested to know why Albetson's.  My main reason for not shopping there is the high prices, but I'm sure that's not your main reason.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2016 at 4:59am

I unsuccessfully looked for Kingsville, Urgary, Tuva.

I did, however, find TuvaRussia Arctic Throat Singing. I hope you enjoy a bit of social tradition. 

 

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 31, 2016 at 4:42am

I had a pleasant afternoon cruising Lake Coeur d'Alene. In the years since I last made the trip, many huge condos and mansions grew up all around the 125 miles of lakes shore.

The delicious chicken menu, the stimulating conversations especially with the young college kids, the hot weather with a pleasant breeze that energized many sailboats with their bright sails flapping in the breeze across the waters made the day memorable.

The occasion of the trip was the 60th wedding anniversary of two fine educators in the Spokane public system and their family members. Former retired colleagues from many academic disciplines joined in.

In 1954, Rosie, the female part of the celebration was Lilac Queen for the Lilac Festival sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Spokane. The other princess of her court and her husband and I received invitations.  

The Chamber outfitted the queen and her court with a beautiful wardrobe and it was our task to go to the small farming communities, to Seattle and Tacoma, to drum up attendance at the spring Lilac Festival. The event draws in huge crowds every year creating business for the retail stores, restaurants, and hotels. We, the Lilac Court, worked hard for the honor of representing our city and its business community. The festival proved to be a life-altering event for the three of us young high school girls. 

Rosie is undergoing a brutal series of chemo treatments for cancer, and this was her farewell to family and friends who came from Asia, Europe and all over the U.S. 

I spent all my time in conversations and took no photos. Here is a stock photo of our cruise ship, the Kootenai on Lake Coeur d'Alene

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on July 30, 2016 at 4:42pm

The cruise around the lake seems like a beautiful way to relax & enjoy great company.

 

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