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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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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 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 The Flying Atheist on January 27, 2015 at 11:48am

There are actually quite a few notable and well-known atheists who have profiles on Atheist Nexus, but most are pretty much inactive.  I guess they are busy fighting the good fight on our behalf.  Many have their own blogs, podcasts and books. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 27, 2015 at 11:41am

Randy, I didn't notice that Newdow joined A/N. I look forward to reading his posts. 

Comment by Randall Smith on January 27, 2015 at 7:19am

Didja all notice that Mike Newdow joined A/N? He's the famous atheist that has been trying to have the "In God We Trust" removed from our currency. He's also fought many other battles on behalf of atheism. Google him for more information.

Comment by k.h. ky on January 26, 2015 at 6:27pm
I've always liked gaga. But that is the stupidest name ever. She and Bennett are great together.
Comment by Randall Smith on January 26, 2015 at 7:54am

Loved the Ella, Joan! Oscar Peterson on piano. I saw bassist Ray Brown at Indianapolis' Jazz Kitchen about 16 years ago. My kind of jazz.                                                                              Ian, we watched the Bennett/Gaga show here in the states, too. I heard they were together again in Copenhagens' Tivoli Gardens sometime this year. (I was there 46 years ago!) The Lady surprised me--no Ella, but good.

Comment by Plinius on January 26, 2015 at 1:59am

Thanks for the video, Joan, I enjoyed it very much! It's such marvelous engineering! No honour for me though, I just happen to be someone who was born in this neighbourhood.

I grew up nor far from the Maastunnel (1942): two lanes for cars and a separate tunnel for pedestrians and cyclists. Like all children I screamed in the tunnel to enjoy the echo and I tried to guess where the lowest point was.

Comment by Patricia on January 25, 2015 at 4:29pm

Thanks Melinda......gotta do what we can......

Comment by Patricia on January 25, 2015 at 3:02pm

Thanks, Ian.

I saw the TBennett, LGaga program too, & am now a fan. That girl has a voice!!!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 3:00pm

Bertold. Splendid. That is a keeper. 

Comment by Ian Mason on January 25, 2015 at 2:59pm

Signed and shared, Patricia.

Bertold, a great groaner there.

You haven't lost your humour, Carl, you jester.

Love Ella, Joan.

There is still class in mainstream entertainment. On New Years eve Danish TV showed a concert with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. It was great. Tony Bennett had to lean on the piano for most of the evening but was in great voice and Lady Gaga showed that she could sing standards with style.

 

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