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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.

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 22. 13 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

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

Twin terrorists caught

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Jan 11. 7 Replies

Canada: twin terrorists caught before going to Mideast Saturday, January 10, 2015 By Martin Barillas L-R: Carlos and Ashton Larmond The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested and charged a pair of 24-year-old identical twin brothers on…Continue

Betty Bowers Best of 2014

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 4. 33 Replies

Happy New Year, everyone!  Now that we're off on another 365-day stint of sniping at believers, leave it to America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, to sum up the year past from her holier-than-EVERYBODY point of view! Have You had YOUR Betty today?!?Continue

Tags: 2014, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Christmas: Behind the Curtain (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by booklover Dec 28, 2014. 23 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 Dec 24, 2014. 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

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Comment by Steph S. on January 1, 2013 at 4:57pm
How cute Booklover - love the Lolcat!
Loren I will go and check out your discussion.
Happy new year to you too Ian - love the picture!
Comment by booklover on January 1, 2013 at 4:52pm

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

 

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