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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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The Burial Waltz

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,It was almost a half-century ago, at age 15 or so, that I encountered one of the more important influences in my life: a crazy group of poets/musicians who called themselves The Fugs.They had a huge impact on me in that, though raised in…Continue

Some William Blake to Ponder

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Donatien Alphonse François Apr 25. 6 Replies

Hello all,I'm new here, and so hope this isn't old hat. But, I just had to point you toward a marvelous poem by William Blake in case you've never read it. Despite his sometimes heavily tinged biblical references in his other art and poetry, this…Continue

God's Not Dead - The Christian Persecution Complex (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Annie Willis Apr 20. 7 Replies

Doubtless most if not all of you have heard about that sorry piece of cinema known as God's Not Dead, and perhaps its sequel, cleverly entitled: God's Not Dead 2 (wow, how original!).  Personally, I have wasted neither time nor money on either,…Continue

Tags: God's Not Dead, patheos, Neil Carter, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Confirmed: flagged by religious people for "bullying."

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 19. 4 Replies

According to Seth Andrews @SethAndrewsTTA  Apr 16"Confirmed. TTA was flagged by religious people for "bullying." Apparently, criticism and skepticism = persecution. #GodHatesFacts"Others reported as "Flagged" and taken off line: @The Thinking…Continue

Tags: @SethAndrewsTTA, @morehead_sarah, @Matt_Dillahunty, @jteberhard, confirmed

The Value of Atheist Nexus ... and of Keeping Contact

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 17. 13 Replies

I don't know about you, but the last 24+ hours were VERY uncomfortable for me.  Why?  Because something I value a LOT, being Atheist Nexus and the people I care about on A|N were temporarily unavailable to me.  No, we're not Facebook; I don't think…Continue

Tags: maintenance, community, availability, Atheist Nexus

Atheist Pig STRIKES AGAIN!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Apr 5. 1 Reply

There's no getting around it, Atheist Pig is fast becoming my fave secular comic, and as evidence, I refer you to the following.  Jesus and Mo had better watch their respective asses, 'cuz they got a porker coming up on the outside, and I'm pretty…Continue

Tags: Atheist Pig

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Comment by Loren Miller on December 3, 2012 at 8:17pm

Hey, Felaine!

Sorry to hear about your hand.  May I heartily suggest Dragon Naturally Speaking as a verbal interface for your machine.  It's not too expensive and I have it on good authority that it works pretty well.  Certainly worth a try, at minimum.

BEST WISHES!

Comment by sk8eycat on December 3, 2012 at 6:53pm

Dear friends, just to let you know that I have NOT left A/N, nor have I forgotten you all, I'm just having great difficulty typing and using a mouse.  My right hand has become partially paralyzed, and the earliest appointment I could get with my orthopedist is on Dec. 18.

It's my own fault; I knew I had stenosis of the cervical spine a long time ago, and was supposed to have surgery to correct it in 2010, but I panicked and cancelled.

Very frustrating, especially when I'm trying to get important (or fun) stuff done.  I'm just reading a lot, and still able to scoop the litter box. (Damn! I wanted to foist that job off onto my sister!)

I'll try to check in now and then to see how everyone is doing.

I wish you well.

Felaine

Comment by Ian Mason on December 3, 2012 at 10:26am

Good luck, Melinda. I'm sure your determination is at least half the battle.

I'm waiting for a phone call from my brother. Our mother is in hospital with a urinary tract infection that's so bad she's developed the symptoms of senile dementia. I've seen this happen before in my work as a carer and a good, solid dose of antibiotics usually solves the problem.

This is  what happens when someone relies on quack medicines instead of going to the doctor. Can only hope she's learnt her lesson. I doubt it though. The problem is that doctors can't cure age or prevent death, so she puts her trust in every miracle-cure that gets advertised in womens' magazines.

Comment by Future on December 3, 2012 at 10:06am

Christmas Evolution

Comment by Ian Mason on December 3, 2012 at 7:52am

Stealing the cat, Steph.

Yes, that link should lead to the opening number, a representation of human evolution. As the oldest homonid fossils have been found in the Great Rift Valley they propose that all humans are originally Kenyan. No creationism there :-)

Comment by Steph S. on December 3, 2012 at 6:07am

Comment by Steph S. on December 3, 2012 at 6:07am

Good Morning Tony! I'm up early as well.

I hope you have a great day.

I love that clear blue water Tony.

Thanks.

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 3, 2012 at 5:45am

Mornin' guys. 5:40 a.m. here, getting ready for work. Just wanted to say, have a great day. Here's a pic from Milky Way scientists. Meltwater from glacier. Love the color of the water.

Comment by Steph S. on December 2, 2012 at 11:29pm
Booklover love the vampire cat!
Ian that musical sounds wonderful.
Is that You Tube link the performance?
Hope you all have a wonderful night.
Comment by Ian Mason on December 2, 2012 at 11:17pm
 

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