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Come on in, pull up a chair!

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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Please start a discussion to share stories, photos, and videos. Replies will pop up in your "latest activity" and a conversation can develop from the feelings and thoughts you contributed. Groups are built on discussions.

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Betty Explains Religious Freedom (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randall Smith May 27. 9 Replies

Well, considering all the RFRA bills popping up all over the United States, plus all the fun and games ISIS is bringing to the good folks in Syria and Iraq, Betty Bowers, the epitome of well-dressed christianity, has decided to clarify the true…Continue

Tags: persecution, ISIS, Religious Freedom, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 6. 82 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Dominique Lutz Apr 16. 6 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

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 29. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 24. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

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Comment by Vanessa Smith on May 18, 2011 at 9:02am
I'm new to being an active participant of an internet community.  So used to holding back commenting in other groups due to the herd mentality.  I'm happy to be part of a circle where such hang-ups doesn't exist.  Where we're free to just...be.
Comment by Worrall Travel Rs - Roz and Russ on May 18, 2011 at 3:48am

Thanks for the invite to join.  My husband and I are pretty new to social networking via the computer.  We don't always have a good connection so our attendance here may be sporadic.  As I write this comment, I'm pretty sure most of you are sound asleep.

We live on our sailboat and are cruising around the world.  Right now we are in Fiji.  We are meeting all types of wonderful people, many of our cruising friends are non-theists. Here in Fiji, about 86% of the population are Christians, the rest Hindus and Muslims. 

 

It's become quite an art, "feeling our way" to non-theistic friendships.  It's so much easier when you know you're on a similar wave length.  Thanks for the opportunity.

Comment by El Solo Lobo on May 18, 2011 at 12:54am
Let's see if I can do a (semi-) proper intro. I'm 53, a diasbled truck driver with an implanted defibrillator, on disability. Was first a jehovah's Witness as a child, then mainstream Protestant for several years. Been atheist over 20 years. Am on second wife (not at the moment) but third marriage, no kids except for Tucker the Wonder Dog. I work extremely hard at being lazy and am quite proud of my accomplishments in this field. Loathe all sports, would rather watch paint dry or grass grow. Used to call myself (and be) an evangelical gnostic atheist, but when I realized being a religious believer had nothing to do with intelligence level, or looking at evidence or choice, I gave up the evangelical part...especially since it conflicted with my lazy aspects.
Comment by Pamela on May 17, 2011 at 7:33pm

Hi everyone!  I'm Pamela.  I'm vegan (yes, vegan atheist, imagine the tiny fraction of the population that is!)  I'm 40 years old, happily married and child-free by choice.  I've been atheist since my early twenties.  I became interested in fitness last year and enjoy lifting weights.  I'm also a health nut when it comes to nutrition.  I had to learn to cook when I became vegan three years ago and now I love it!  I have quite the vegan cookbook collection and like creating new dishes.

I spent 14 years in college and have way too many degrees.  But I am a cytotechnologist by trade.  I look at cells in a microscope looking for cancer.  It's like "Where's Waldo"....but with cancer cells!

Comment by Pansy on May 17, 2011 at 6:59pm

hello group, i'm pansy ( not my real name)...... i'm 40, married, with 3 kids. my oldest will be 21 in two weeks!  my 14 yr. old will be 15 in less than a month, and my daughter recently turned 11.     

i've  been an atheist for well over 20 years, but didn't verbalize to family until about 6 years ago.  as far as i know, no one cares, except my VERY xian sister. that's another  story.

i'm a stay at home mom, but need to find a job. i want to go back to school, but can't afford it right now.

i have two cats, which i love dearly, and a dog.......

my kids- which if you're ever in chat, you'll know i talk about constantly- are awesome!

i'm a detroit tiger, wings, and lions fan.

i love pizza and dr. pepper.

i have M.S. and get severe migraine headaches.

i drink two cups of coffee every morning and read at least an hour a day.

if you'd like to know anything else, ask!

glad to be here.

Comment by linda wagner on May 17, 2011 at 4:53pm

OK I will do an intro. I'm old(57). I have 5 grandkids. two daughter.32 & 23. I don't believe in god. I am also think that religion ruins EVERYTHING. I could be very militant if I was a better debater. I could go on and on. Do we all really want that.  Linda

 

Comment by dr kellie on May 17, 2011 at 1:52pm
Hey Solo Lobo.  Nice to see you again.
Comment by El Solo Lobo on May 17, 2011 at 12:39pm
Hi all. Please pardon my barging in, I just stumbled across the group and decided to check it out. Mind if I sit in?
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 17, 2011 at 12:24pm
Hi, Linda Wagner. Please consider adding your 2 cents to the Introduce yourself discussion, to get started. :)
Comment by linda wagner on May 17, 2011 at 11:45am
OK here I am.
 

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