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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.

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What Annoys God Most? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 12 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 Ian Mason on June 20, 2013 at 3:54am

Carl, the penny just dropped. LOL

Comment by Ian Mason on June 20, 2013 at 3:53am

Good one, Loren.

The Dragon is "Evidence - The Trail Continues" and is made of bottle tops and plastic lids. It's a symbol of the trail people leave behind them, like slugs leave a trail. "Sputnik Returns" is an image of how dangerous it can be to rely too much on technology.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 20, 2013 at 1:49am

Chris, speaking of old habits........

Comment by Plinius on June 20, 2013 at 12:56am

an old habit - seems they've got a bible quote to defend that sort of behaviour; something about "chastizing with the word..." I remember a man wrapping up his bible and hitting his wife and children with it, praying all the while. I hope they didn't forget to lock him up.

 

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 20, 2013 at 12:42am

And now for some recent literal bible-thumping:

Sheriff's Office: Woman arrested after using Bible as a weapon (shelbystar.com, May 13)

A Kings Mountain [NC] woman was arrested Saturday and charged with assault inflicting serious injury after beating another woman with a Bible, according to arrest warrants.

[The 57-year-old woman] struck another woman "numerous times about her body with a closed fist and striking her with a Bible about her left arm," the warrant states.

 

So it's not just ninth-graders, as in the detention notice Matthew Greenberg posted last year:

Comment by sk8eycat on June 19, 2013 at 9:57pm

LMSAO! (The "S" stands for "skinny") You find the neatest stuff, Loren, and very often when I need a laugh.

Do you think that scene was before or after Lot went to bed with his  girls?

Comment by Loren Miller on June 19, 2013 at 4:41pm

And now for something completely different:

Comment by Plinius on June 19, 2013 at 1:00am

So that's where the Sputnik ended! Thanks for the pictures, Ian!

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 19, 2013 at 12:10am

Patricia, you have determination and style -- that license plate for your scooter is perfect (and not just because of the cat)!

And thanks, Ian, for that taste of "Sculpture by the Sea". (Their website has an extensive gallery.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 18, 2013 at 11:48pm

Ruth, I like your comment of Eva's version of "Imagine". Her mellow sound, coupled with her story, does produce a melancholy rendition.

Eva died of melanoma cancer in 1996 at the age of 33. 

 

 

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