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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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Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 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 April 20, 2013 at 8:38am

Loren, that's a crazy video (in a good way.)  I just subscribed to his YouTube channel.  He's made some great stuff. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 20, 2013 at 8:36am

Chris, I absolutely love your cat.  So beautiful.  (The flowers are pretty, too!)

Comment by Loren Miller on April 20, 2013 at 6:53am

So ... have you had your Cyriak today?  No?  My goodness, we MUST do something about that:




There, now, don't you feel better?

Comment by Plinius on April 20, 2013 at 6:07am

I wish you a carefree year, Melinda! And here are some flowers.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 20, 2013 at 5:27am

NOW I understand how Moses "spoke" with a burning bush, FA. Also explains how he wandered around the desert for 40 years!

   5) The veil on my eyes are lifted, and verily I say unto thee, my brethren, thou shalt stone the heathen, the adulterers, the thief in the night.

   6) For it is pleasing in the sight and smell of the most high.

   7) And the burning thereof shall rise to the heavens as a sweet gift, pleasing unto the lord of hosts. And thou shalt praise his name on high forevermore as 'Dude'!!!

                             Second Book of Cheech (NIV)

                                  Chapter 3, vs 5-7

        

Comment by sk8eycat on April 20, 2013 at 4:14am

Melinda:

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 20, 2013 at 12:36am

Joan, I'm so glad you're recovering nicely.  It's great to hear "positive" stories from you and others here on Atheist/Nexus regarding cancer.

**sending you a virtual warm and friendly "heal quickly" hug.** 

No, I did not make the "Shake Your Pants" cat video.  I'm not that talented in the computer/video department.  My great talent is stealing material and passing it on.  Kinda like Milton Berle.  

Tony, this is for you........    

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 20, 2013 at 12:26am
Please excuse me, my computer is just being plain stubborn. It is slow, won't post, or posts multiple times. I guess a spring cleaning is in order. Sorry. Now, I can't delete the excesses.
Comment by Tony Carroll on April 20, 2013 at 12:04am

Melinda. Wanted to get you something for your birthday, then realized that you have more un-birthdays than birthdays, just like the rest of us. So, for all the rest of your days, may I present the following.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 19, 2013 at 11:55pm
Patricia, I had a lumpectomy.
 

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