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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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White House Petition: Change National Motto Back to "E Pluribus, Unum"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 22. 8 Replies

There is a petition being sponsored by whitehouse.gov to remove "in god we trust" as the national motto and replace it with the original: "E Pluribus, Unum" or "Out of Many, One."  As of this writing, there are around 11,000 signatures on it, with…Continue

Tags: E Pluribus, Unum, in god we trust, petition

There Is Only One Way to Destroy ISIS

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 24, 2015. 3 Replies

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coming out (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Whether as atheist, agnostic, gay / Lesbian or whatever, the process of coming out has been a repeated topic of discussion here on Atheist Nexus and for good reason: it is at once a necessary yet potentially supremely painful process, depending on…Continue

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If God Exists (DarkMatter2525)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 23, 2015. 4 Replies

"Practice makes perfect."  That's the concept, isn't it?  Work diligently at something, especially something you enjoy and are adept at, and your skills sharpen, your judgment improves, and the product of your efforts demonstrate that improvement. …Continue

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Mental health in the age of violence: Dr. Elliott Ingersol

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith Dec 1, 2015. 1 Reply

I literally just discovered Dr. Elliott Ingersol yesterday, as a part of a discussion I had with other members of the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  Dr. Ingersol is a licensed psychologist and clinical counselor in Ohio, as well as a professor…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 13, 2012 at 3:57pm

Dear Spud, you don't like "Felaine"?  When I first thought it up, about 12 years ago, I wondered WTF took me so long; I've been a cat fan all my life. 

When I was still skating, I used "La Bruja del Hielo;" I picked that one up when I scared the cojones off a porter on the company train trip to Mexico City.  He thought I really was a witch.  (Had my very long hair down over my face, cackling over a bowl of dry ice and water...we'd been partying for 2 days and nights, and it was more than a little drunk out.)

I've had a lot of crazy nicknames, and have enjoyed them all.

Comment by dr kellie on December 13, 2012 at 2:49pm

Flying atheist, I didn't know you were gay.  How awesome.

 

During my foray into rollerderby, my name was Sharon Needles.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 13, 2012 at 2:45pm

Felaine, I'm still thinking about what to call you.

Comment by Ian Mason on December 13, 2012 at 2:33pm

"Let it be a Xtian! I asked Santa for a Xtian!"

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 13, 2012 at 1:55pm

When I first joined A/N and was thinking of ideas for a username, my second choice after 'The Flying Atheist' was 'The Flying None' but I thought that sounded too feminine.  When I think back on it, why should I have cared?  I'm gay!  lol  I think it's a great name.   

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 13, 2012 at 1:48pm

sk8eycat does sound a lot more like skateycat than what I was thinking it meant.  I always thought it meant scaredycat. :)

Comment by sk8eycat on December 13, 2012 at 12:50pm

Idaho Spud:  Skycat?  Hmmmmm.  I think of myself as "skateycat" even though I put my blades away a long, long time ago.  I also call myself "Felaine"...first initial and middle name....because it looks catty....if that's eassier for you to type.

I think Flying Atheist is the skycat.

Comment by Steph S. on December 13, 2012 at 10:42am

See Ruth, you have friends here. Just read the wonderful words Joan left for you.

I hope you are doing well today. Your video will spread on the Internet and educate people about Climate Change.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 13, 2012 at 10:36am

Ruth, I had a devil of a time finding the video, when I did it knocked my socks off. I am so impressed with all the talents you brought together to create it. Your intelligence and good judgment glowed through and I sent it to everyone on my sites, on Facebook, and to all my family and friends. This episode reveals the importance of an audience. By that one person sharing it, and apparently he has a big following, your video struck a nerve. It will continue to do so because your message is not only honest and clear about the impending problems and how serious they are, you gave a ladder of possibilities that will put people into thinking and acting. No hopelessness and helplessness here. 

Comment by Steph S. on December 13, 2012 at 10:15am

Ruth you are very influential - not useless. Congrats on your video.

Hope you feel better Chris.

Love the cute cat picture booklover. How are you doing today? It's very cold here, but nice and sunny.

 

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