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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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Discussion Forum

concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 3. 2 Replies

We think of institutionalized child abuse and for many of us, the natural reaction is to think of the Catholic Church. Certainly, their guilt is beyond question, even as the headlines of the Boston Globe early in 2002 and the more recent news…Continue

Tags: Children of God, Jehovah's Witnesses, David Berg, child abuse, TheraminTrees

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27. 20 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

CBS News Treats Uri Geller as Actual ESP Talent?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 25. 1 Reply

CBS Sunday Morning is beginning to piss me off.  This morning they presented a story on the US governments foray into…Continue

Tags: espionage, fraud, ESP, Uri Geller, Sunday Morning

Is Christianity Persecuted? (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Aug 10. 7 Replies

Okay, gang ... when is the last time you saw Seth Andrews do an animated video on his YouTube channel?  Seems like donkey's years ago, don't it?  Well, apparently Jeff Sessions and his "religious liberty task force" got Seth's nelly up enough that…Continue

Tags: religious liberty task force, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist

worshipping narcissists (qualiasoup & theramintrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 4. 2 Replies

They're all around us: people who perceive the world as revolving around them and will go to considerable lengths to make it so: narcissists.  Such beings have been with humanity, I suspect, since humanity emerged from the gene pool.  Even worse,…Continue

Tags: narcissist, QualiaSoup, TheraminTrees

11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered (Aron Ra)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 6. 1 Reply

If you spend any time around YouTube and have any history of looking at atheist material (or even theist material!), you will inevitably run into: "XX Questions Atheists Can't Answer."  These are occasionally followed by: "XX Questions Atheists…Continue

Tags: apologist, answer, questions, unanswerable, Aron Ra

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Comment by Plinius on March 21, 2012 at 12:47am

Not sure if this is the right place to post a petition..

http://www.avaaz.org/en/forced_to_marry_her_rapist_b/?cgJDhab

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 20, 2012 at 12:30pm

Hi Debbie.  Welcome!  Lot's of great people and interesting topics here.  Enjoy the rally.  I'll be home to see if and how the mainstream media covers this event.

Comment by Debbie Deal on March 20, 2012 at 7:16am

Hello Friends! New here, I am.

I live on the eastern shore of Maryland. Can't wait til this weekend! Here's hoping that the weather cooperates!

Comment by Simone Rosa on March 19, 2012 at 11:35pm

I had this event on my calendar and was planning to attend (especially since it coincides with the Cherry Blossom Festival) but being sick for 3+ wks has sidelined me as well as stopping my income stream so this is out of the question for me due to expense, illness and my project schedule. 

 

On a related note, I haven't heard a SINGLE WORD about this event in the mainstream media channels (not even NPR) which causes concern for how effective the event will be.  I sincerely hope there's some media coverage of this weekend's event so the effort isn't in vain.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 19, 2012 at 10:45pm

My local MeetUp group, FACT (Forsyth Area Critical Thinkers) has a 15 passenger van rented, leaving at 2AM Saturday. I'm going to the Meet Up on Wednesday to decide, and if there are still openings (looks good). It all depends on whether I have to go down to Kannapolis (outside of Charlotte)  that weekend to pick up our PT Cruiser (which is getting an new engine among other things).

Comment by Loren Miller on March 19, 2012 at 8:30pm

I thought hard about going to the Reason Rally, but it may be just as well I don't.  For openers, that's money spent that could go elsewhere (still unemployed), and as it turns out, I'm available to take care of my best friend's cat while he's away over that weekend.

Still, I look forward to a LOT of stories of what goes on here and beau coup YouTube videos of the event as well.

Comment by Paula T. on March 19, 2012 at 8:15pm
I would SOOOO love to be there, but no funds and I can't get the time off work (it would be unpaid anyway :/ )

But....my son is going!! I told him to take lots of pictures and have a great time! Are you going, Steph??
Comment by sk8eycat on March 19, 2012 at 11:54am

Thanks for the tip..srsly.  I've been looking for a Search Box, in the "usual" places (upper right) and....nada.  My vision is failing, and it's very frustrating when webmasters get too "creative."  Of course they want people to look at the ads!

I see it now.

Gracias.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 19, 2012 at 11:29am

"There's a discussion in here somewhere about the Westboro Baptwits planniing to (try to) disrupt the Reason Rally this weekend"

This Blog is probably as closest to the source as you're going to get on this site.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on March 19, 2012 at 11:01am

"Does anybody know where I can find that discussion?  Which group?"

There are a few, as well as a couple of AN blogs on the go...

 

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