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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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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 25, 2012 at 9:42pm

Patricia, I love your vignette. I shared it on Facebook and within one minute had two responses. It was a hit!

Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 8:19pm
Booklover that is so cute!
Love it, love it, love it!
Many smiles.
Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 5:47pm

For all you friends out there. Hope your day has been a good one.

Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 5:46pm

Yes, I will picture all of us there talking and enjoying ourselves by the lake. We are all relaxed and having a great time together.

How wonderful Ian - sounds awesome.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 25, 2012 at 4:25pm

Just been to the theatre with my daughter. Mozart played as rock, country, swing etc. Very thoughtful lyrics supplied by an American, Niell Cardinal Furio (don't know if that's his real name).

To the melody of Requiem in D Minor, 3. Confutatis:

Call me The Atheist!

Brave Disobey-theist!

A song taking the piss out of Moses' failiure to come up with 10 worthwhile commandments.

Lots of other good stuff too, plus 1,000 litres of water, great costumes, a lot of mud....All in all a fun evening.

http://youtu.be/WCN666yDlY8

Comment by Plinius on September 25, 2012 at 1:11pm

I'll be there and will bring something to drink!

Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 11:55am

Cute picture Flying Atheist! Love the kitty in the basket.

Tony what a lovely picture of a river and pier  - I want to be there right now.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 25, 2012 at 11:01am

Tony, you remind me of Sam McGee: 

".... Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows. 
    Why he left his home in the South to roam 'round the Pole, God only knows. 
    He was always cold, but the land of gold seemed to hold him like a spell; 
    Though he'd often say in his homely way that "he'd sooner live in hell."

http://www.potw.org/archive/potw22.html

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 10:39am

Welcome Fall!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 10:19am

Damn! I hate the cold, that's why I live in the south. Was looking forward to being toasty in my damnation. Oh well, Que Sera Sera.

 

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