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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.

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Bible Belt Atheist (New York Times)

Started by Loren Miller on Thursday. 0 Replies

The following showed up in my YouTube feed this morning, and I decided to have a look.  Turns out, the New York Times has given us a reasonably even-handed look at a good friend of ours, being one Jerry DeWitt, former bible-thumper and now a pretty…Continue

Tags: Bible Belt, atheist, Jerry DeWitt

How would you respond?

Started by Christina Scribner. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 10. 5 Replies

So, this morning, I was at my local coffee shop as I am most weekdays between bus runs. I do the editing on my husband's books so I had my laptop with me. My wallpaper is a picture I found online sometime back of a double helix with the word atheist…Continue

The Fake Christian Busybody Show (Andrew Bradley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Apr 9. 1 Reply

It seems as though there was a Gay Pride parade in some town somewhere and a Christian commentator, herein known as The Activist Mommy, apparently got her panties so in a bunch about it that she had to fire up her video camera and record a…Continue

Tags: gay, pride, The Activist Mommy, Andrew Bradley, America's Best Christian

America Held Hostage: Day 436 (MisterDeity)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 9. 1 Reply

Now that Sinclair Broadcasting has stated their position regarding fake news and its threat to our democracy, Mister Deity's Brian Dalton has decided to throw his $0.02 worth in as well ... though I don't quite think his presentation was really what…Continue

Tags: fake news, Deity, Mister, Broadcasting, Sinclair

Guns: Both Sides Now (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Christina Scribner Apr 3. 3 Replies

Oh, NO!  The gun debate has gotten so heated that it has Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, TALKING TO HERSELF!  Apparently, one of her has had a stroke or a serious breakdown in cognitive skills, as she does little more than parrot the NRA's…Continue

Tags: NRA, guns, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

how dogma pollutes discourse (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller Apr 3. 0 Replies

"The Lord is our God; the Lord is One." "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me." "There is no god but Allah, and Mohamed is his prophet." Assertions, taught as fact, but without any form of corroborative…Continue

Tags: dogma, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

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Comment by Patricia on Saturday

Ain't that purty!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Saturday

Comment by Patricia on April 15, 2018 at 6:48pm
Comment by Plinius on April 15, 2018 at 4:01am

That would be a great thing, that filter. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 15, 2018 at 12:45am

I would like to have a filter that would identify those who are dishonest, unreliable, undependable, assaultive, sexist, or racist. Too many times I have been in a position in which I felt threatened or invaded sexually. I can't see it coming and get caught, by a closed door or by a piece of furnature. 

I had a school friend who could send out signals to men at a bar where we relaxed after class and the next time I saw her she would tell me of the wild time she had with one of the men. 

I don't want that kind of attention and believew I don't send out welcome signals to men who want to fuck. I don't think I invite such treatment and I think the aggression is in the men who initiate the action. 

Now, I am an old woman and have no desire for sexual activity. When will I be too old for men to stop acting like sophomoric college men? 

I feel for the young women who want to have control of their bodies. My college friend wanted the attention, and men read her inviting signals. I wish men and women would be able to have or not have such encounters. 

Comment by Ian Mason on April 14, 2018 at 10:41pm

What a shit he turned out to be. I wonder if some sort of screening process is possible in organisations that could prevent people like this gaining top (or any) positions? Some way of weeding them out from membership?

Comment by Patricia on April 14, 2018 at 7:40pm

I thought it was directly from the american atheist site.

Comment by Patricia on April 14, 2018 at 7:38pm

I don't know very much about him, but it doesn't say much about what he was supposed to have done or is accused of.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 14, 2018 at 7:38pm

Apparently, Buzzfeed is the source of the dirt on Silverman, the same as they were regarding Krauss.  I for myself am not wild for that coincidence, especially considering that the tone of the writing on the report concerning Krauss was (to my mind, anyway) clearly slanted against the atheist movement.  While I'm not discounting Buzzfeed's reporting, I would STILL like to hear some reportage from a more neutral source.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 14, 2018 at 7:23pm

"American Atheists will continue our mission

* to advocate for the absolute separation of religion from government,

*to elevate the profile of atheism in public discourse, and

*to build and strengthen communities that fully represent the growing number of atheists in America."

There is no indication that I an find that spell out the reason for Silverman's firing. I hope, with a sincere heart, that he did not commit a sexist or racist offense. Too many of my heroes have feet of clay!

 

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