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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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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Thomas Murray yesterday. 5 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Thomas Murray on Friday. 4 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

Tags: prayer, Donald Trump, Oval Office, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

Tags: Japanese Idol, Babymetal

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11. 30 Replies

Today, I heard Seth Andrews talk about the question, "If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?"  My first thought was religion, but after a few seconds I decided it would be irrational or anti-scientific thinking.  That would take…Continue

Tags: anti-scientific, irrational

Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the 'Nones'”.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 11. 16 Replies

“Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier”~ Houston Chronicle; “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious”  ~ Christian Daily."The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those…Continue

Tags: Nones, happiness, non-religiosity, religiosity, bliss

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Comment by Andre Woodvine on July 3, 2011 at 5:35pm
Hi Ruth, thanks for your interest in my video... hope all enjoy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFVSNPatPLo
Comment by Trisha Scott on June 30, 2011 at 3:20pm
Thank you for being so inviting!
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.
 

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