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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 Steph S. on July 13, 2012 at 10:49pm
You have a very pretty name Ruth! Lovely! I really like Lioness - cool!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 13, 2012 at 10:39pm

My first name was Leona (Lioness), but I switched to my second name Ruth when I married the first time. Ruth Karei sounded better than Leona Karei.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 13, 2012 at 9:06pm

My name is Carl.  Those obnoxiously pesky girls from my youth called me Carlton the Doorman (from the Rhoda TV show.)  I absolutely HATED that!  lol

Comment by Ian Mason on July 13, 2012 at 9:02pm

Welcome to AN, Destiny. You're spot on with your "mind and matter" comment. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 13, 2012 at 8:33pm

Hey there Destiny. Welcome to AN. I'm so glad you are here and enjoying yourself. I'm on FB, but I only have 8 friends, lol. Just family, mostly so I can keep up with how they are doing. I really don't know how to find people there, but I would dearly love to see your video. So maybe you could contact me as I'm not sure how. Tony Carroll in Palestine, Texas.

And "Mindy", if you can, I can. Full legal name Bert Anthony Carroll Jr. Eewww! Bert. Whenever someone found out, always got "Hey Bert, how's Ernie"? Still, love the muppets. lol

Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 7:37pm
I was watching a football game with my brother years ago and he was like "preist holmes? I would hate to have that name" it took him a second to realize the irony! I have four brothers, one sister. Justice, and Chase are the other names my mother gave out. The other two have different biological parents, but they are real brothers to me. I just dont kniw why mom mother named one of her children justice because I dont think thats really something christians believe in7
Comment by Destiny Tripp on July 13, 2012 at 6:48pm
You guys are fantastic, and fun-tastic too! My mother in law has said nothing to me but posted on her page a picture of jesis bloody on the cross saying "dont scroll down, take a look at this man, he died for your sins!" Honey, that man is trailer trash joe who looks like the jesus (u want him to look like) but I d.ont say this. I posted a picture of an iranianmwoman who died for my beliefs. Today she is my god. Im taking a break as an atheist today! Jk theres so much I wish to say, biut I dont. My other mother in law has slashed 5 sets of my tires. I go to court tuesday, and science willing I get some money back! Ive been through a lot for my beliefs, and maybe it will never stop for me, but im done hiding. Im only an " active" atheist as opposed to an evangelistic one, and I still get this? some of my immediate family knew when I was passive and mostly in the closet, and they have (not all) hurt me the most. But it was in jesus is name, so its okie doie xp
Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 6:36pm

@Flying Atheist: Thank you. (Takes a bow.)  I have always enjoyed making people laugh, even at my own expense, sometimes.

PS: **SAME BACK ATCHA!**

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 6:32pm

Ian, I have never had a Devon Cream Tea...now I WANNIT!  Gad!  Looks...uhhh...s'cuse me...Die-VOON! (pun intended)

Comment by sk8eycat on July 13, 2012 at 6:27pm

Congratulations for your courage!  I've been a non-believer for almost 50 years, but I didn't say Jack schidt about it for nearly 25 years.  Mostly the subject just never came up, and I had stopped going to church about 10 years before I figured out that all religions were preposterous.

GOOD FOR YOU!

(I wouldn't trust Fakebook as far as I could kick it through the ocean.)

 

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