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Tab Upgrades

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Dec 30, 2013. 6 Replies

FYI: We have updated the tabs across the top of Atheist Nexus. Please let us know if you have any problems.Continue

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NEED YOUR INPUT: Social Networking Buttons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jared Pennell Dec 1, 2012. 63 Replies

Hey, everyone we need your help. We want to create several social networking buttons to be used on your websites. Many of you have used the…Continue

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Stop the madness! And a possible new site rule?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Haynes Sep 18, 2010. 135 Replies

Enough is enough! There has been way too much silliness and name-calling on Nexus lately. People are joining groups they disagree with simply to argue with group members. Others are stalking and…Continue

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Attention YouTube & Other Video Makers!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Apr 27, 2009. 3 Replies

Hey all,How would you like to get 100,000+ views for your next video?Very soon, Atheist Nexus will start a new promotion to get our membership to 10,000 members by mid-July (which will be our 1 year…Continue

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Life After Christian Fundamentalism

Recovering from the side effects of Christian fundamentalism is not easy.•The ongoing fear of Hell•Rejection from family members•Ongoing guilt•Loss of communityIf you can relate, join.This is not a debate group.See More
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"BJ, Mark, here. I,d enjoy hearing your story. It is very important to tell that story and hear yourself rehearse and reinforce YOUR reasons for the MASSIVE choise you, ve made which has implications for most every area of your (and your families)…"
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Steph S. replied to Richard Haynes's discussion Who is Brother Richard?
"I can't wait to read your book - it sounds so fascinating - you have a rich story to tell. Thanks for the site."
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Luara replied to Richard Haynes's discussion Who is Brother Richard?
"I have a question:  You said you had a "very real" born again experience.  What do you mean by that?  What was your experience of God as a Christian?  Did you have a "sense of presence" as one has when sensing…"
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Michael Penn replied to Richard Haynes's discussion Who is Brother Richard?
"Thanks for your story, Richard. I agree with Daniel, your story would make a book. I'll keep reading this interesting blog and I've learned a lot already hearing it from you personally."
Apr 27
Jeff Stilwell replied to Richard Haynes's discussion Who is Brother Richard?
"Brother Richard, Your story is compelling, and the direction you're taking your life now is just great.  As you well know, coming out of the religious closet means changing just about everything in your life - a daunting task…"
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Richard Haynes replied to Luara's discussion Meet Brother Richard
"Wow! Great comments everyone. This old video originally got a lot of negative feedback from the atheist "establishment." Even thought I wasn't trying to speak to our community here on Nexus, it is nice to hear so many of you can…"
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Richard Haynes's Blog

We are wasting our time if we can't help these gay teens.

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 11:15pm 10 Comments

Often when I reflect upon my day, I am amazed how much of my time is wasted going through hate mail. No, I'm not talking about those "my god loves you and enjoy the fires of Hell" letters I get from those wacky and kooky theists. I'm speaking of the emails I get from other atheists. Yeah, I actually get more from our team.


The last four emails I have received could be boiled down to this:


"There is no such thing as a new atheist!"

"Once a…


Weekly Rant: Frank Schaeffer and New Atheist Fundamentalists

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 12:27pm 5 Comments

As far as the religious go, you could say that Frank Schaeffer is one of the good guys. He is the son of one of the first televangelists, Francis Schaeffer, and in his book, Crazy for God, he did a great job explaining how he helped found the Religious Right, and why he now regretted it.

As being somewhat… Continue

When should nontheists complain?

Posted on November 3, 2009 at 4:30pm 8 Comments

It is no secret that we nontheists are continually bombarded with religious references. Most of the time, we simply smile and ignore them, knowing that our fellow primates mean us no harm. And when we do complain, no matter how polite and courteous we may be, it is always taken the wrong way. So, when should we speak up?

My friend Margaret Downey wrote this letter to American Airlines concerning her recent trip her to Hawaii:… Continue

Happy Anniversary Chariots of Iron!

Posted on September 2, 2009 at 11:09am 1 Comment

Happy first anniversary to “the three godlessteers,” Lamar, Eli, and Joe. Thanks guys for giving us a great year of podcasting. May you all be in Heaven ten minutes before the Devil knows your dead.

If you don’t yet listen to the Chariots of Iron podcast, you are missing out. Below is the info for episode that kicks off their second season. Their guest is PZ Myers, and if that is not reason enough to listen, you get to hear Joe say, “If the toupee had been invented like 3000 years… Continue

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At 10:13pm on March 31, 2014, Sentient Biped said…

Haven't heard from you in a white Richard.  Hope you are doing well!

At 9:04am on November 28, 2013, Sentient Biped said…
Richard have a happy Thanksgiving!
At 3:18am on November 9, 2013, Dean Georgacopoulos said…

Dear Rich,

I've know about this site for awhile but when I googled atheist dating this site came up and so I signed up but don't see anything about dating??

Where should I look? Thanks. -DG

At 7:37am on May 29, 2013, Ravi Morey said…

I am sorry I did not answer your friend request four days ago, Richard,  but I was on a hiking trip.

At 4:20pm on May 25, 2013, Christy Stewart said…
Tell me more about this group!
At 2:55pm on May 25, 2013, Loren Miller said…

Far out, Richard, and thanks!  What group?

At 10:15pm on May 21, 2013, Lord Ainsworth said…

Thanks a lot :-)

At 6:34pm on May 21, 2013, Steph S. gave Richard Haynes a gift
Hi! I am enjoying the site. Always love it here on the Nexus.
At 4:17pm on May 21, 2013, Steph S. said…
Enjoying the new site layout! It's great! Keep up the good work. : )
At 7:19am on May 21, 2013, Alyson Mitchell said…
It looks lovely, Richard! I look forward to Chat getting up and running. Thanks for all your hard work!

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