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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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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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 16, 2012 at 12:31am

Great dog pics, thanks!

I would have to do some research to evaluate that wheat free diet. There are so many diet claims and diet books. I saw one study that compared health of people who had various kinds of diets and was surprised to learn that those who ate lots of pasta did well. Now I can't find a link. Sorry. Pasta is also part of a Mediterranean diet. So I have questions.

Comment by Steph S. on August 15, 2012 at 10:00pm
That's true Tony - friends do come in all shapes and sizes - thanks for the cute pic!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 15, 2012 at 9:36pm

Friends come in all shapes and sizes. Cherish them at all times.

Comment by Steph S. on August 15, 2012 at 8:56pm

booklover - I love the cat and dog picture! Wow - so many cool pictures today to add to my collection.

And Tony - that bumper sticker is awesome!

HUGS to everyone too!

I enjoy being here with all of you - you guys are wonderful!

Comment by Paula T. on August 15, 2012 at 8:26pm
booklover! That picture made me LOL! Pure love from a puppy and the kitteh wants no part of it :P

Tony, that car owner is brave! I would love to put a Darwin fish on my car, but afraid moral, tolerant believers will rip off it's poor legs, although you can buy replacement legs...
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 15, 2012 at 8:22pm

Hi guys. Just got home from work and found my inbox waiting with posts. When I've had a really busy day, I so look forward to what you guys have been up to here on the Nexus, and I'm never disappointed. Hugs, hugs, and hugs to all! Great to have all my friends here. You might enjoy this one.

Comment by Steph S. on August 15, 2012 at 6:10pm

Wow - all kinds of good stuff posted here. I've got to get caught up.

Patricia I love the dog GIFS - really cute.

I'm a night owl and find it easy to stay up late. I can still get up in the morning early - but not a morning person.

and a cool dog GIF - all for you dog lovers out there.

I hope you all had a good day today.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2012 at 3:49pm

TFA, nice to hear someone else is a morning person also.  One of the reasons I like to get things done in the morning, is because I get tired as the day goes on, so If I wait too long, I get nothing done.  I usually don't even feel like going to evening parties or dances.

In the 2 years that I flew model airplanes, I got up at 2AM so I could get to the airport just before sunrise, before others were there to distract me and cause me to crash!  Also, model airplanes are tough to fly if the breeze is above 4 miles/hour, and early morning is usually breeze-free.

Comment by Ian Mason on August 15, 2012 at 2:33pm

Nice neologisms. Will try to spread them.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 15, 2012 at 1:59pm

Sk8eycat & Steph, I think you're right about carbs.  Years ago, I went on the Atkins diet.  I lost 35 lbs, all my blood reading were good, most of my flatulence, burping, and acid reflux went away, but most importantly my Triglyceride level, which was high, went way down into the good area.

My present doctor doesn't like that diet, but I think I'm going to go on it again and not tell him.  See what he says about my blood tests after a few months.  I'm been getting a lot of exercise the last two months, and it looks like I may be able to keep it up, at least until very cold weather gets here, but that diet may give me extra help.

Sk8eycat, I like your new words, especially Mormoninnies, as I used to be one. :)

I'll have to admit I don't get what ElRoninnies are though.

 

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