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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.

This group is not intended to compete with other groups on topics they cover but to "fill in the cracks." Whenever a discussion dwells at length on a topic for which there's an existing group, we urge you to provide members a link to that group to continue along their tangent.

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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 Ian Mason on April 22, 2013 at 10:44pm

I think the face looks like "grumpy cat". Perhaps it stowed away on the Tardis and became a deity to my ancestors.

Can't expect logic and consistency from Believers, Felaine.

Lilie and Joan: I too experience technology and machinery as malign. As far as computers go, what can we expect from devices assembled by people working 15 hours a day on a shitty assembly-line in China? The problem might be with the mouse, Joan especially if it's a lap-top.

Melinda, that is unjust treatment of your daughter. Is there no way of appealing that decision? "Doesn't count because it's paid" is ridiculous. 

Comment by Lillie on April 22, 2013 at 4:59pm

These computers are mean.  I think they are out to get us.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2013 at 4:41pm

My computer did it again, duplicates. So ... I shall "Add Comment" once and check back later if it arrived on the Comment Wall. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 22, 2013 at 4:37pm

That doesn't look any more like a carving of a face than the Man on Mars photo did.

I sympathize with you struggling with your computer, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2013 at 4:30pm
Sorry for the duplicates. My computer won't "Add Comment, so I re-post ... and get duplicates. Now my computer won't delete one. I really am trying to figure out what the problem is.
I have plenty of room in memory,
I emptied my cache,
I turned the computer off and let it rest for a while,
I deleted some files that I no longer want,

Any other suggestions. The poor old lady needs a rest, perhaps. She is so slow, I can go to the kitchen for a cup and return and she tries to send or receive.
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2013 at 4:30pm
Sorry for the duplicates. My computer won't "Add Comment, so I re-post ... and get duplicates. Now my computer won't delete one. I really am trying to figure out what the problem is.
I have plenty of room in memory,
I emptied my cache,
I turned the computer off and let it rest for a while,
I deleted some files that I no longer want,

Any other suggestions. The poor old lady needs a rest, perhaps. She is so slow, I can go to the kitchen for a cup and return and she tries to send or receive.
Comment by sk8eycat on April 22, 2013 at 3:20pm

I'm still catching up here.  There were some posts a few pages back about The Family (or The Fellowship) and "family values."  The Family claims to be a Jesus-centered organization, and they follow "his orders" (IF there ever was such a person) to his followers (ditto) to abandon their families completely.

Luke 14:26 (KJV)- If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Matt 10:36-37 -36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’[a] 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

NOT someone I would want teaching my kids, if I had any...or anybody else.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2013 at 3:16pm
Inventions, discoveries, introductions during this period:
• Harappan civilisation, at its peak, covered an area of around 480,000 km² (298 258.172 mi²). Its heartland lay in the Indus river valley in Pakistan, but settlements spread as far as the Makran coast, Baluchistan, Afghanistan, eastern Punjab, Kutch and Saurashtra. They included cities likeHarappa, Mohenjo-daro, Kalibangan, Dholavira, ports like Lothal, Sutkagen-dor and Sotka-koh and numerous villages as well. They used irrigation to farm and constructed cities. The two main cities had sewage systems, bronze, trade tokens (early coins), and hieroglyphs. There were even baths at one of the villages, besides the great baths of brick in each city. Geometry of shrines and altars tends to identify these with the cities of the Yajur Veda: they might easily be a thousand years older than this conservative date.
• Cycladic marble figures depict the use of both the musical pipe and the kithara form of lyre. (Archaeology of the Olympics 1988)
• Earliest surviving ski is left in a peat bog at Hoting, Sweden, about this time. (Encyc. Americana)
• Sumerians use domestic asses on war chariots (Standard of Ur), not onagers as early interpreters claimed. (Clutton-Brock)
• Agriculture at Prieta Huaca includes cotton and bottle-gourds. (Bailey 1973)
• Statue of Ebih-Il, at Mari
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2013 at 2:57pm

Dr. Terence Meaden photo

Stonehenge rock face built about 2450 BC

The 25th century BC is a century which lasted from the year 2500 BCE to 2401 BCE.

  • c. 2450 BCE: End of the Early Dynastic IIIa Period and beginning of the Early Dynastic IIIb Period in Sumer.
  • c. 2450 BCEKish is lost to Khamazi tribesmen of the Kurdistan mountains; Elamites from Awanoccupy parts of Sumer. (Roux 1980)
  • c. 2410 BCE: By this time, kings in Sumer have ceased to be automatically high priests of the city deity. (Roux 1980) Semitic infiltration and conquest of Mesopotamia begins. (1968 RD Almanac)
  • c. 2400 BCE–2200 BCE: Construction of Stonehenge

Significant persons during that period:

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 22, 2013 at 2:56pm

Dr. Terence Meaden photo

Stonehenge rock face built about 2450 BC

The 25th century BC is a century which lasted from the year 2500 BCE to 2401 BCE.

  • c. 2450 BCE: End of the Early Dynastic IIIa Period and beginning of the Early Dynastic IIIb Period in Sumer.
  • c. 2450 BCEKish is lost to Khamazi tribesmen of the Kurdistan mountains; Elamites from Awanoccupy parts of Sumer. (Roux 1980)
  • c. 2410 BCE: By this time, kings in Sumer have ceased to be automatically high priests of the city deity. (Roux 1980) Semitic infiltration and conquest of Mesopotamia begins. (1968 RD Almanac)
  • c. 2400 BCE–2200 BCE: Construction of Stonehenge

Significant persons during that period:

 

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