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Hang With Friends

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller 18 hours ago. 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

punishing doubt (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Sep 6. 0 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

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 2. 17 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

The Whole Bible in 30 Seconds (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Randy Hatly Sep 2. 3 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

Are You a Patriot? (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris G Aug 29. 22 Replies

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

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Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 17, 2012 at 9:45am

This is so cool, a 24 hour live feed from the ISS.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 16, 2012 at 10:32pm

"Scale of the Universe...as we know it."

I can see my house from there!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 10:23pm
Scale of the Universe...as we know it.
 
Use the scroll bar to zoom in and out. Click on objects to learn more.
Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 9:48pm

I don't watch much TV when I'm at hoome, but this past week I was house-sitting (CAT-sitting, really) for a friend, so I pigged out on MSNBC, Food Network, and a few other channels.  She has Time-Warner Cable, and they moved Animal Planet to a higher (more expensive) tier...the SOBs!

Humans are a planetary disaster now...there are too many of us, for starters, and we have been reproducing at an alarming rate.  (And that Edsel-faced InSanetorum wants to limit access to contraceptives, or outlaw them completely?  Sheee-yit!  There should be a way to sneak the stuff into the water supply... everywhere!)

Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2012 at 1:11pm

@Chris Dodds: MSNBC?

I was glued to that this past week....I can't believe That R-money, InSanitorum, and Gingrinch are the best the GOP can dig up.  Even Raygun was smarter than the three of them put together, and he was showing signs of Alzheimer's as early as 1980.

I enjoy Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton very much.

And there's always Animal Planet...

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 16, 2012 at 11:45am

"intellectually stimulating television programming"

…rhymes with, "Hit Florence" and starts with a "B".

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 16, 2012 at 11:39am

Comment by Chris Dodds on March 16, 2012 at 11:30am

Can anyone tell me where I can find some intellectually stimulating television programming?  The most stimulating programming I've seen recently is Jerry Springer.

Comment by Mike Sherman on March 12, 2012 at 6:00pm

It's nice to know that there are like minded intelligent people here. I'm really luck to have found this forum.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 12, 2012 at 7:10am

I would have to join  Atheist Ailurophiles to post there. While I may be a gif geek, I'm not exactly cat people...

It would be living a lie….

 

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