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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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Issues Atheist, Feminist, GLBTQ, Climate Change

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by BenGee yesterday. 3 Replies

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The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly on Thursday. 15 Replies

Ever decide that you wanted to read the whole bible, cover to cover, only to realize half-way through Deuteronomy that the darn thing is industrial-strength BORING?!?  Well, never fear!  America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, has done the Cliff's…Continue

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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 17. 2 Replies

If you are associated with religion and especially a fundamentalist religion, doubt is intolerable.  Certainty, however it may be achieved or imposed, becomes a necessary element, especially considering the utter dearth of any form of evidence or…Continue

Tags: religion, TheraminTrees, punish, doubt

A moment to relax and see the Earth from space; some how this comforts me.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Qiana-Maieev Oct 16. 3 Replies

All the squabbles and struggles that I have do not compare with those of some others on this great planet. There are no boundary lines, no political arguments, no up or no down. What is, is. For right now, the scenes offer tranquility. Just the…Continue

Tags: and, wonder, awe, of, space

His Dark Materials and the Catholic Church

Started by Tonya R. Wheeler. Last reply by Plinius Oct 16. 27 Replies

I recently watched the movie, "The Golden Compass" and since I could not find the sequels, I read the books. I enjoyed them, and I will be reading the first one, Northern Lights, starting tomorrow, since it just arrived via inter-library…Continue

Tags: Fantasy, Catholic, Religion, Atheist, Pullman

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 29. 39 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2012 at 10:53am

Sansdeity, a defector! Welcome to this side of the Iron Curtain

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2012 at 10:51am

That's about it, Trevor. It'll be a good time to be an African oncologist. Plus there'll be Aurora at the equator.

And welcome to the sweet shop :-)

Comment by Trevor Johnson on February 13, 2012 at 10:34am

So the best of your knowledge it is not as logical to worry about your memory cards getting scrambled as it is to worry about the.......what do you call it.......cosmic radiation I believe?.....that has the potential to enter the earth's atmosphere and come into contact with our delicate life cycle during the the period that the poles are ACTUALLY switching correct?

The more I ponder this subject the more excited I get to see what will happen, if anything noticeable happens that is. Wow it really helps being able to discuss topics like this with real people rather than just looking stuff up on the internet. sorry I'm new to this site so I am like a little kid who just discovered candy lol.

Comment by Sansdeity on February 13, 2012 at 9:06am

Just thought I would sharewith everyone the documents pertaining to my defection from the Roman Catholic Church.

Comment by Ian Mason on February 13, 2012 at 8:51am

Poles switching: As far as I understand, it happens every few hundred thousand years. The next one is overdue, but like earthquakes, these events can't be fitted into a timetable. The cause is, I think, unknown, but has something to do with periodic changes in the Earth's core. The change takes about 6,000 years and during this time the Earth loses its magnetic field, so more UV gets through. Being dark-skinned is an advantage then, otherwise use SPF 2,000.

There are a few isolated areas in the Southern hemisphere where polarity is already reversed and some experts think that this is an omen. Other experts disagree and say that switching is not imminent. Some studies of the polarity contained in various geological strata are underway but the usual rule applies: ask 2 experts and you get 3 different opinions.

That is the limit of my knowledge, I'm afraid.

Comment by Trevor Johnson on February 13, 2012 at 7:36am

Would anyone have any sources and/or info about this whole deal about the North and South poles switching? I can look it up myself but I think it would be a great subject to share our views on what will happen IF anything happens at all.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 12, 2012 at 11:47pm

Chris Volkay, I checked out your website. My response can be found in Competing Human Nature narratives.

Comment by Steph S. on February 12, 2012 at 10:37pm

Cool site there Chris -- thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on February 12, 2012 at 3:03pm

Comment by Paula T. on February 12, 2012 at 1:25pm

I'd love to have a button like that, Steph!  I still need to find/buy a Darwin fish for my car....but I'm afraid of offended, persecuted christians ripping the legs off....


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