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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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God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Feb 19. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by Loren Miller on October 27, 2016 at 8:13am

"Resembles a butt plug," Bertold?  Hell, it IS a butt plug ... for the Jolly Green Giant!

Comment by Randall Smith on October 27, 2016 at 7:21am

I love my 105 year old farm house, but the one thing it lacks is a fireplace. I have a wood burning furnace in the basement, but I can't watch the fire with a cup of coffee in hand.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2016 at 2:21am

Kathy, thanks for the link! Excellent information. I hope the family feel some peace. 

Comment by k.h. ky on October 27, 2016 at 12:56am
LA Times today. Genetic evidence exonerates Canadian flight attendant widely blamed for bringing HIV to the USA. Fascinating article from both human and scientific perspectives.
Comment by Plinius on October 26, 2016 at 2:24pm

Looks great, Daniel! I'll drop in some day...

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 26, 2016 at 2:04pm

I'd gladly be there, Daniel, with Joan, Ruth, and whoever else came by! (And we'd presumably get to meet Ning, too!)

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2016 at 1:42pm
Daniel, your fireplace &a setting offers such a warm welcome, how can not accept an invitation!
Thinking of you as I sit with my morning coffee and look out to my colorful garden!
Comment by Daniel W on October 26, 2016 at 1:13pm

GC, thanks for checking with Ruth.  I was worried.  I do that whenever someone is away for a while.

Having a cup of coffee by the fire.  I collected the firewood last winter through summer from downed and dead trees, mainly on our land.  This is the first winter for our remodeled dining room.  If only there were Nexus friends here to share the coffee :-)

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 26, 2016 at 1:01pm

I just talked with Ruth, who hasn't been online for a few days. She's fine, but her internet service (Verizon FiOS) has been out.

Comment by Plinius on October 26, 2016 at 4:47am

That's the second butt plug! We still have one in Rotterdam. The artist of that one meant to say that all free things - sex, winter solstice and a lot of other things - are heavily commercialized and turned into ways of getting at your money... I like the message!

 

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