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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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Discussion Forum

Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

You'll NEVER Guess Who Just Showed Up on Mr. Deity!!!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 14. 11 Replies

I don't believe this one either, but ... well, here it is: And would you believe - Mr. D made me laugh!  RD, that is!Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Mr. Deity

Seth Andrews' Rebuttal to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 6. 20 Replies

It seems as though some numb-nuts New York pastor by the name of Stephen Kim has written two marriage advice pieces for christian men and women.  Not surprisingly, his suggestions come straight out of his never-fail magic book.  Seth Andrews of The…Continue

Tags: advice, marriage, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Stephen Kim

Seth Andrews' New Book, "Sacred Cows" (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Feb 6. 7 Replies

For the last few podcasts, Seth Andrews has been alluding to a new literary effort he's been working on.  Well, the cat is out of the bag ... or perhaps I should say, the cow is out of the barn!  Seth's new opus is entitled: Sacred Cows: a…Continue

Tags: book, Sacred Cows, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Living in the Answers

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Patricia Jan 18. 13 Replies

I am weary of those who declare they understand all the answers to the creation of the universe and Earth. They claim they know the answers to the questions of life, meaning, death, and the afterlife. Those with all the answer speak with confidence,…Continue

Tags: confidence, education, government, family, afterlife

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Comment by Chris Dodds on September 13, 2011 at 10:14pm
Anyone else disgusted that the Tea Party got their own debate on CNN last night?
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 13, 2011 at 12:07pm
Some stores already pulling out christmas merchandise


Having Xmas shoved down our throats for three months out of the year just isn't long enough for some retailers.


Chicago Suntimes

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 10, 2011 at 11:11am

On a lighter note (but nevertheless with some "ha ha only serious"), I just enjoyed the book Ella Minnow Pea [in many libraries], set in an island nation whose ruling council become self-serving theocratic totalitarians.

Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal pangram, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of the island's Council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet as they fall from a memorial statue of Nevin Nollop. As the letters progressively drop from the statue they also disappear from the novel. The result is both a hilarious and moving story of one girl's fight for freedom of expression, as well as a linguistic tour de force sure to delight word lovers everywhere.


Comment by Steph S. on September 9, 2011 at 10:03am

Fires across Central Texas have destroyed more than 35,000 acres and at least 1400 homes. 

The American Red Cross responded immediately by opening safe shelters, providing daily meals and giving a lot of emotional support. Now, the Red Cross will give residents gloves, boots, sifters, masks, shovels, sunscreen, and more to help them clear their property and search for personal items. The Red Cross is also preparing to provide mobile feeding services to neighborhoods without power after the fires.

An up-to-date list of open shelters and resources for evacuees, information about volunteering, and opportunities to donate remain available at

If you have not been impacted by a disaster this year, you can help turn heartbreak into hope by making a gift to the Red Cross. Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to Disaster Relief, or go to to give even more.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 30, 2011 at 11:31am
Well put. Thanks for posting, Kathy.
Comment by Chris G on August 29, 2011 at 12:43am

Brother Richard would know - ask him.


Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 28, 2011 at 11:59pm

Chris G asked "Ruth, why doesn't this site have editing enabled?" I gave up trying Chrome because it wasn't giving me the editing choices at the top of the comment field. As a group moderator, there are no other kinds of editing capabilities that I can enable. Here are my choices.

Comment by Chris G on August 28, 2011 at 11:09pm
I've seen changes as I refresh the page.
Safari works well at other nexus sites.
Comment by Carl Pastor on August 28, 2011 at 10:44pm
halleluja hienekin!!
Comment by annet on August 28, 2011 at 9:49pm

Regarding editing, for me in Chrome and Firefox, the text editing tools don't show unless I refresh the page, it works first time in IE.



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