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Hang With Friends

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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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Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover 11 hours ago. 21 Replies

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time to gird our loins, put on our battle armor and join the (dah-dah DAAAAAH!) WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS!!! [groan!] Yeah, most of us have heard that crap before, probably too many times, in fact, how atheists are…Continue

Tags: Christmas, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Seth Andrews - The Copycats: How Christianity Steals The Best Ideas

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller on Wednesday. 11 Replies

Many of us have observed or learned how christianity shamelessly borrows from other sources to bolster its position and show off its supposed wonderfulness.  Well, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist podcast has compiled some of the more modern-day…Continue

Tags: steal, borrow, copycat, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Finding Your Roots

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Chris G Dec 15. 9 Replies

I've been into genealogy for a long time. It's fun, especially with internet help, but increasingly frustrating. You see, I've hit "brick walls". And being a Smith doesn't make research any easier.Wouldn't you think I could find the death date and…Continue

Secular and Reclaimed Winter Holiday Songs

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by sk8eycat Nov 26. 41 Replies

This is an appropriate day of the year for this subject...What are some of your favorite winter holiday songs?It would be especially good to share powerful new secular lyrics to tunes that have become associated with Christmas.…Continue

Tags: singing, lyrics, reclaimed, reclaiming, HumanLight

Aljam

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 24. 4 Replies

I'm not a news hound by any stretch, but I do like to stay informed about what's going on in the world. (I despise "local" news with all the reports of murders, robberies, fires, etc.)The national "evening" news shows really irritate me. I hate…Continue

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22. 79 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by booklover on January 1, 2013 at 4:51pm

Hi Joseph!  Glad you like cats! :)

Loren, you should promote your stuff here, it's always excellent!

We let our 'kids' have a New Years Eve party.  Things got a little sticky.  No, literally, when we got home, everything was sticky. LOL.  Even the kids said it wasn't as fun to have a party when it was their home, and their responsibility!  Good lesson!

Best wishes to all of my friends on here.  You are such neat people and I'm very grateful to have all of you to learn from and talk with.~ Melinda

Comment by Loren Miller on January 1, 2013 at 4:33pm

Here I go, promoting my own stuff again ... but I thought Zack Koppelin and his fight against the teaching of creationism in New Orleans schools is very much worth your attention ... so please have a look here.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2013 at 3:16pm

So you're well travelled in time and space, John.

Comment by John Lynch on January 1, 2013 at 2:31pm

I don't want to think how many miles that comes to after seventy two years on the planet.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 1, 2013 at 2:06pm

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 1, 2013 at 9:54am

Well, another year has rolled around, and it was interesting, to say the least. Almost one year for me on the Nexus, meeting wonderful people whom I have come to cherish as members of my extended friends and family.  As a species we continue to sputter forward. We are a contentious, loving, opinionated, loud, happy, sad, content, unfulfilled, artistic, kind, mean spirited, philisophical, practical, dreaming, superstitious, skeptical bunch of primates. Mostly out for ourselves, but flashes of altruism and morality do break through, giving me hope.

To all my friends here, I wish for you a Happy New Year. May you find peace, joy, and happiness, and awe in your daily lives.

My kindest regards to all-Tony

Comment by Steph S. on January 1, 2013 at 9:34am

I love that button you posted Patricia. I agree No God Know Peace. So true.

Happy New Year 2013.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 1, 2013 at 2:59am

To all my friends who like to hang out together, my deepest desire is that you each feel great joy, and have good health, and peace even in the face of some interesting times ahead. At least we can share and learn and inspire each other to a better way of living. Even as it is interesting to be part of important change, it can be stressful, and enriching as well. My fondest regards to each of you. Joan

Comment by Plinius on December 31, 2012 at 11:44pm

Looked in old messages: it can't be three years that I've hung around here! Thanks for sharing with me!

Comment by Joseph Corder on December 31, 2012 at 11:32pm

Happy New Year!!!  I love the cats!!  I am listening to My Cat(meow mix)!! 

 

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