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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.

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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by booklover on Monday. 75 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Poem - "Oh, Wait..."

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Luara Apr 11. 7 Replies

Before you ask, no, I didn't write this.  I discovered it in a comment on a Discovermagazine.com piece which…Continue

Tags: poem

Curious: Has anyone read the novel "Christian Nation"?

Started by Brent Feeney. Last reply by Plinius Apr 10. 11 Replies

So I've been thinking about this some lately, and I wanted to see what your thoughts were:I read a novel last fall that was making the rounds of Atheist blogs and what not called "Christian Nation", which is part alternative history and part…Continue

Stop the Religious Right. Four Steps You Can Take, Sean Faircloth.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 2 Replies

Thanks to Grinning Cat via Loren Miller led me to this additional video by Sean Faircloth. He provides positive and powerful examples of thinking and acting. Continue

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life -- by Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins Foundation

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 6 Replies

Some speeches by atheists are factual and practical, dealing with the nuts and bolts of reality.  Some are diatribes against the superstitions we seek to overcome, pointing out the man behind the curtain and the fallacies and snake oil he tries to…Continue

Tags: life, joy, Richard Dawkins Foundation, Sean Faircloth

Bedtime Bible Stories (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 8. 0 Replies

Uh, oh!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, is at it again, THIS time with bedtime stories!  Somehow with her retelling of some of the classics, I'm dubious that her versions would go over with the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Anderson,…Continue

Tags: stories, bedtime, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Marissa Michael on May 15, 2011 at 10:22pm
Hi all, from gorgeous Denver, Co. :)
Comment by Chris G on May 15, 2011 at 9:52pm

Thanks for the invite. 

Comment by David Rogala on May 15, 2011 at 8:53pm
Hello everyone.  Like someone earlier mentioned I spend most of my online time on facebook.  It turns out that this site is blocked by our firewall at work.  I'm an Air Force Senior Non-commissioned Officer living in San Antonio, TX though we'll probably be moving (again) next year to what should be my last assignment.  I'm married and a father of two teenage boys.  Glad to be part of the community.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 15, 2011 at 7:15pm

Hey! Hang With Friends is currently listed under "Groups" as the most active group! <ta-dah>

Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on May 15, 2011 at 3:45pm
Thanks for the invitation, Ruth.  I recently moved to Kansas where the taxes are much higher than where I lived before.  Food prices are easily double what they were where I lived before.  I've been trying to grow a garden this spring, but I don't know the first thing about it and I feel like it's not going too well.  I'm trying to do it the organic way, but I don't really know what I'm doing.  I hope others in this group know more about this than me.  I've been reading and watching all the videos from the state extension service I can.   They make it sound so easy.
Comment by Mac Rex on May 15, 2011 at 1:07pm
Thank you for the invite Ruth. I don`t do much on the Nexus any more, other than following discussions in various groups. Most of my social computer time is spent on "Facecrack", as I haven't been able to get any of my relatives here (and yet, none of them are religious).
I live in what I call "Buttfuck" Alberta, between "Diddlysquat" and "Fuckall" (Veteran, Alberta, Canada. Google Earth that and you'll know what I mean). My official job is an oil field truck driver/rig hauler, driving a 2002 Peterbuilt winch truck, hauling parts of oil and gas drilling rigs around the prairies (mostly eastern Alberta/western Saskatchewan). This is only part of what I do though, as it is a little village, we have to be very diverse. The company I work for is also the local auto and heavy duty repair shop, Commercial Vehicle Inspection Place (CVIP safety inspection shop) and tire shop. We do a wide variety of other thing, but they're too numerous to mention. I also do some machining for our shop.
For relaxation, I machine stuff in my living room, read books on science, do photography, and try to learn as much as I can.
You'll have to excuse me now, as I have a piece of aluminum that needs to be milled into shape, as a component on the hydraulic winch on our bed truck. The aluminum was part of a damaged set, that made up a suspension hanger on a Western Star truck, and I'm recycling it into part of the bed truck's winch. I love this type of recycling!
Comment by Loren Miller on May 15, 2011 at 10:36am
Thanks, Ruth, and hi, gang!  Yours truly is from Cleveland, Ohio.  Unemployed at the moment, but with some prospects on the horizon, and close enough to retirement age that I can SMELL it!  I'm half-crazy ... and I'm not 100% certain about the other half!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 14, 2011 at 3:48pm
Thanks, David. I feel that too. The whole idea of this group is to create a safe community, where people can express themselves.
Comment by David Webb on May 14, 2011 at 12:44pm
It's funny, I have never met a single one of you, but you somehow feel like family. Weird huh?
Comment by David Webb on May 14, 2011 at 12:40pm
Your group is rapidly growing Ruth :).
 

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