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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 Chris on Thursday. 9 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 Idaho Spud on April 2, 2013 at 7:08am

Joan, I love the story of your genius granddaughter's easter egg hunt.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 2:02am

I had Sunday dinner at my granddaughter's home with the love of her life and their blended family of five children. She arranged a scavanger hunt with plastic eggs full of treats and real colored eggs. At each egg, there was a note hinting where the next egg was located and set the locations from north and south and east and west and kept them running all over the acreage. By the time the last egg came in, they were so pooped they could hardly move! For the little ones, she hid eggs just for them in different locations so that each child ended up with a nice little basket of eggs, all smiles. She is a genius. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2013 at 1:56am

Chris, Earth; I am in love with this magnificent sphere! The Lighting strikes, Aurora Borealis, atmosphere band, rising Orion over Earth! Oh, my heart does sing. 

Ruth, very sorry to learn of your pinched nerve! Do take care! Thank you for your encouragement. I, too, want to express how much strength and pleasure I gain from your posts. 

TFA, I really laughed when I read your story! Our family used to get together every autumn to harvest and preserve horseradish. We did it in our garage and driveway, with doors wide open, fans blowing from inside out, as we shredded it, bottled it with vinegar, and then had a feast using freshly shredded horseradish on a great autumn dinner. I will try dried apricots dipped in chocolate! Sounds delicious. 

Melinda, enjoyed your story of horseradish and relatives. 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 2, 2013 at 12:43am

Every brain needs some time in neutral gear Ruth. Enjoy it.

Comment by Steph S. on April 1, 2013 at 10:00pm

Comment by Steph S. on April 1, 2013 at 9:59pm

Yummy Chocolate bunnies Grinning Cat! Love the pic.

Sorry to hear you've been feeling brain fog - hope you are back to yourself soon Ruth!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 1, 2013 at 7:08pm

Sorry if I've been absent from AN today. Kinda brain dead.

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 1, 2013 at 1:33pm

Happy Half-Price Chocolate Bunny Day(Pictures remixed from Facebook's "Half-Price Chocolate Day". They point out that the broader holiday also occurs on February 15, November 1, and December 26, though with different form factors for the chocolate.)

Comment by sk8eycat on April 1, 2013 at 12:43pm

This isn't an April Fool's "joke," and I'm not even sure it's all that funny.  I've just never understood some people's passion for golf, and I do believe that some goof-offs deserve what they get.

 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 1, 2013 at 4:03am

Nice to see that you're all enjoying the weekend, spending time with families etc. I'm off to see mine in England on Wednesday. Looking forward to that even though a lot of the time will be spent hospital/care-home visiting. 

 

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