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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.

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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We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by k.h. ky 1 hour ago. 9 Replies

I suppose I've heard stories like this before:Conscientious atheist donates money to worthy cause.Worthy cause initially accepts money.Worthy cause discovers source of donation.Worthy cause rejects donation.Swell, eh?  Well Matt Willbourne of…Continue

Tags: American Baptist Churches Association, Murrow Indian Children's Home, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

You might think that Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, would be stepping outside of her comfort zone in tackling the concept of patriotism.  As it turns out, not only does she have a proper handle on the term and its implications, she also…Continue

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

The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 24 Replies

The day finally arrived.  Ken Ham's Ark Encounter opened on 7 July, 2016 ... to something a bit less than Disney-sized crowds, and more than a couple dissenting voices!  Seth Andrews has gathered a quartet of significant participants in the protest…Continue

Tags: Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent, Seth Andrews, David Silverman, AronRa

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 14. 91 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Wedding Haka - Subtitled & translated

Started by Joan Denoo Aug 13. 0 Replies

I ran across a video of a wedding in which a group of wedding guests celebrated with a performance of a traditional Māori ancestral war dance, called a Haka. It was intended for sons, however, the women have joined in a participation of…Continue

Tags: new, traditions., women, men, Haka

Onward (Unpaid) Christian Soldiers (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 13. 1 Reply

Proselytizing in the military is a dirty little secret most radical christians would rather didn't get out.  Well, never let it be said that America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, was ever a wallflower where a pit bull was needed!  In the following…Continue

Tags: Military Religious Freedom Foundation, MRFF, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by The Big Blue Frog on June 28, 2011 at 8:08am
Thanks for the invitation!
Comment by Richard Weiss on June 19, 2011 at 10:04am
Great song! "Saved". We should have a "Woodstock" for the secular movment
Comment by Susan Stanko on June 18, 2011 at 8:25am
I think it was a reply to an older comment.
Comment by A3Kr0n on June 17, 2011 at 6:47pm
@Kit - You lost me. What video? Is the video called "think I'm speechless."?
Comment by Kit Blumenstein on June 17, 2011 at 6:40pm

I watched the video, think I'm speechless.  Just how dumb are people? 

"As the creation–evolution controversy developed, the term "anti-evolutionists" became more common, then in 1929 in the United States the term "creationism" first became specifically associated with Christian fundamentalist opposition to human evolution and belief in a young Earth, though its usage was contested by other groups, such as old earth creationists and evolutionary creationists, who believed in various concepts of creation."

And that's just from wiki. 

But the founding dads had this debate?  They really were able to leap tall buildings!

Comment by A3Kr0n on June 17, 2011 at 4:07pm

PZ Myers over at Pharyngula just tipped us off to an AWESOME new song that was posted yesterday. I love it!

Saved - by Shelley Segal

Comment by A3Kr0n on June 10, 2011 at 10:05pm
Paula - Good question. We just starting talking about why people believe in the SWifT group (Southeastern Wisconsin Free Thinkers). I think it's going to be a long topic!
Comment by Paula T. on June 10, 2011 at 9:57pm
AKron - how does such a dim bulb earn so many awards??  I've seenthe episode of The Daily Show where he was a guest and this clip and I am not impressed!  I thought he was really grasping and straws and stretching the truth the entire time.  Twisting facts to give the appearance they support his hair-brained ideas about history.
Comment by Paula T. on June 10, 2011 at 9:51pm
That was my thought, too!  I think the Founding Fathers were more concerned with forming a new government and nation.  I have a feeling that creating a public school curriculum, let alone a public school system.
Comment by Rhonda Boyer on June 10, 2011 at 9:40pm
I would never have guessed public school curricula was part of the discussion of the founding fathers....especially since there was  not a lot of public education then....
 

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